Forecasting Tutorials
Forecasting Tutorial: Reading Wave Models

Forecasting Tutorial: Reading Wave Models

Gain a deeper understanding into how wave models work and how to read them.

16 May 2014
Surf Forecast Glossary

Surf Forecast Glossary

Keep up to date with the Forecasting lingo.

16 May 2014
Forecasting Tutorial: Air Masses

Forecasting Tutorial: Air Masses

Welcome to our first installment on meteorology basics: Swell is generated by wind and wind is the result of air pressure.

2 15 May 2014
Forecasting Tutorial: Wave Period Explained

Forecasting Tutorial: Wave Period Explained

Coastalwatch's chief swell forecaster, Ben Macartney, scratches beneath the sea surface looking at wave period.

4 Dec 2012
Forecasting Tutorial: Great circles

Forecasting Tutorial: Great circles

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.

23 May 2007
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The Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational Waiting Period Starts This Weekend

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Not Even A Shark Alarm Could Stop The SurfAid Cup At Bondi Beach

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Coastalwatch Skill Upgrade For Amazon Echo Spot

Coastalwatch Skill Upgrade For Amazon Echo Spot

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Breaking: The WSL Will Finish The Margarets Event At Ululwatu

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An Online Petition To Stop Blasting For Oil Off Newcastle and the Central Coast

An Online Petition To Stop Blasting For Oil Off Newcastle and the Central Coast

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Surfing World Magazine Just Launched Their Indo Edition

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Video: The World Record For Biggest Wave Ever Surfed Has Been Broken

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Swell Wrap: Southwest WA Was Big Over The Weekend

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You Should Watch Never Town, Patagonia's New Surf Movie, Now!

You Should Watch Never Town, Patagonia's New Surf Movie, Now!

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Shark Attack/Incident Near Gracetown Stops The Margaret River Pro

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Video: Barney Miller, (AS5) World Adaptive Surfing Champion, Shreds Bells

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The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of Looks Alot Like Fabric

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A Teams Comp For A Cause This April

A Teams Comp For A Cause This April

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The Crowds Will Be Coming, So How Will Bells and Winki Cope? – Nick Carroll

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Jock Serong On: The Island at the End of the World

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Wave of the Week: Owen Wright's Quick Wedgey Tube

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Wave of the Week: Stylish Grom, Oscar Langburne, Goes Long At Crescent Head

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Weekend Surf Forecast 9 - 11 March 2018

Weekend Surf Forecast 9 - 11 March 2018

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Gallery: The Sweetest User Photos From Manly

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You, Two Buddies, And A World Renowned Pointbreak All To Yourselves

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Gallery: 2018 Vissla Great Lakes Pro

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Nick Carroll On: Shaping's CT

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#CheersMick: Fanning Calls It Quits

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Gallery: 2018 Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro

Gallery: 2018 Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro

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TC's Treasure Trove

TC's Treasure Trove

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The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro Starts This Weekend!

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Typhoon Sessions With Tom Curren And Mason Ho

Typhoon Sessions With Tom Curren And Mason Ho

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Surfing Chefs For SurfAid Byron Bay

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Gallery: 2018 Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro

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TC's Treasure Trove

TC's Treasure Trove

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All The Photos From The Unbelievable Australian Boardriders Battle in Newcastle Over The Weekend

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All The Best Malarkey Happening On Sunday Surfday at Byron Bay Surf Festival

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Home Grown Keeps It Classic

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