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Welcome to our first installment on meteorology basics: Swell is generated by wind and wind is the result of air pressure.
Coastalwatch's chief swell forecaster, Ben Macartney, scratches beneath the sea surface looking at wave period.
Waves and swells in the open sea travel in a straight line in the direction of the wind that created them. A straight line drawn on a sphere linking any two points is known as a great circle.
The perfect lineup of Chrissy presentes
2-3 ft - E winds @ 9 knots Clear. 18.5°C, water 19°C
2-3 ft - E winds @ 9 knots Clear. 18.8°C, water 19°C
2-3 ft - E winds @ 5 knots Clear. °C, water 20°C
In search of anything
A stellar story
Another surf community has to worry about a dead whale and a council
All on four-foot board
It’s time councils and States stopped playing this silly game