Gain a deeper understanding into how wave models work and how to read them.
Keep up to date with the Forecasting lingo.
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 Evolution of a Modern Big Wave Surfer, Felicity Palmateer Tells Her Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast
The Late Drop Podcast
Nick Carroll: The Terrible Attack at Greenmount Will Blow the Shark Narrative To Pieces, Again
A Statement Regarding Coastalwatch Surf Cams and the Fatal Shark Incident at Rainbow Bay
Watch Soli Bailey Ride Beautiful North Coast Surf and Talk Surfboards, Career, and Growing Up
Sean Doherty: "The Guys at Narrabeen Really Set a Direction in My Life", Mark Richards in 1971
Nick Carroll: The WSL Is Still Planning a Pipe/Maui Kickoff this Hawaiian Winter, but How?
Outrageous Nias, Rasta's Tripped Out Crop Circles Board, and Is Jackson Dorian the Wave Pool Prince?
Watch: Episode 4 of Rivals – Jay Bottle Thompson Hits Go for His Two Hour Burleigh Heat
3 - 5 ft - SE winds @ 13 knots Clear. 17.7°C, water 17°C
3 - 4 ft - SE winds @ 13 knots Clear. 17.7°C, water 17°C
3 - 5 ft - SE winds @ 10 knots Clear. °C, water 17°C
Remember when all this carnage started in March? And how briefly it looked like a whole Indo surf season would be going untravelled?
The best surf tv show format keeps on rolling!
La Nina conditions continue to develop. Will the surf pump?
Golden hour at perfect Padang Padang - it's been a good week to be in Bali... Photo: Childs
Offshore barrels and dreamy setups