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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BL's Blasting Off In Bali

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Win VIP Passes to The Margaret River Pro

Win VIP Passes to The Margaret River Pro

5 8 Apr 2019
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Holy Crap: Kelly Slater Just Got Knocked out of the Quiky Pro In Straight Sets

4 Apr 2019
The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Gets Going – Highlights from D-Bah

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Gets Going – Highlights from D-Bah

4 Apr 2019
Watch Keala Kennelly's Landmark Speech at the WSL Awards

Watch Keala Kennelly's Landmark Speech at the WSL Awards

5 3 Apr 2019
A Party of Rad Kombis Hit Manly on the Weekend, Let's Look at Some

A Party of Rad Kombis Hit Manly on the Weekend, Let's Look at Some

28 Mar 2019
Jack McCoy's Talk Story Tour Will Be Part of Vivid Festival

Jack McCoy's Talk Story Tour Will Be Part of Vivid Festival

26 Mar 2019
Fight For The Bight Paddle Out Protest At Burleigh This Sunday

Fight For The Bight Paddle Out Protest At Burleigh This Sunday

14 Mar 2019
The Manly Kombi Rally Is Back for 2019

The Manly Kombi Rally Is Back for 2019

1 12 Mar 2019
Watch the Roxy Team Slide Noosa in "Dancing with Oma"

Watch the Roxy Team Slide Noosa in "Dancing with Oma"

6 8 Mar 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 8 - 10 March 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 8 - 10 March 2019

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Meet Xavier Huxtable

Meet Xavier Huxtable

2 7 Mar 2019
Surfing Icons and World Champs Sign Open Letter to Norwegian Oil Drillers

Surfing Icons and World Champs Sign Open Letter to Norwegian Oil Drillers

42 4 Mar 2019
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There Are A Whole Bunch of Paddle Outs This Sunday You Should Know About

6 27 Feb 2019
Introducing the FCS Shaper Awards

Introducing the FCS Shaper Awards

1 27 Feb 2019
BL's Blastoff Expands To Bali

BL's Blastoff Expands To Bali

25 Feb 2019
Ryan Callinan Signs With Ocean & Earth

Ryan Callinan Signs With Ocean & Earth

2 22 Feb 2019
Fun News: Kelly Slater Will Be in the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro This Year

Fun News: Kelly Slater Will Be in the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro This Year

1 20 Feb 2019
Merewether wins the 2019 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle!

Merewether wins the 2019 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle!

18 Feb 2019
Ryan Callinan, Jack Freestone, Ethan Ewing and Seth Moniz Shred Mysto Pointbreak

Ryan Callinan, Jack Freestone, Ethan Ewing and Seth Moniz Shred Mysto Pointbreak

8 Feb 2019
Mick Signs With Rip Curl For Another Ten Years

Mick Signs With Rip Curl For Another Ten Years

7 Feb 2019
Jack Robbo Just Won The Volcom Pipe Pro!

Jack Robbo Just Won The Volcom Pipe Pro!

1 6 Feb 2019
Asher Pacey Gets Lots of Sandy Righthand Tubes In One Session

Asher Pacey Gets Lots of Sandy Righthand Tubes In One Session

2 4 Feb 2019
Pipe Has Been Really Good This January

Pipe Has Been Really Good This January

1 30 Jan 2019
The Lisa Andersen Doco Is Coming To Aus!

The Lisa Andersen Doco Is Coming To Aus!

1 29 Jan 2019
Nick Carroll: Newcastle City Council Pulls Back on Plans to Concrete Beach

Nick Carroll: Newcastle City Council Pulls Back on Plans to Concrete Beach

25 Jan 2019
These Two Shots Are The Winners of the 2019 Summer Waves Photo Competition

These Two Shots Are The Winners of the 2019 Summer Waves Photo Competition

2 24 Jan 2019
Nick Carroll: The Rally Against South Newy’s On-The-Sand Skate Bowl Development This Saturday

Nick Carroll: The Rally Against South Newy’s On-The-Sand Skate Bowl Development This Saturday

3 24 Jan 2019
Last Chance to Win $2400 Worth of Ocean & Earth Goodies!

Last Chance to Win $2400 Worth of Ocean & Earth Goodies!

3 21 Jan 2019
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Watch: Rip Curl #GromSearch National Final Crowns Its Champs

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Watch: Meet Young Aron Cox, South Coast Charger

2 15 Jan 2019
"Say No To Tar" Rally Planned For Crescent Head

"Say No To Tar" Rally Planned For Crescent Head

10 10 Jan 2019
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Watch: Ry Craike's Incredible Barrel-Fest Is Must See Surf Viewing

4 7 Jan 2019
Watch: Mick Fanning and Jay Davies Shred Fun n Throaty West Aus Roll-Ins

Watch: Mick Fanning and Jay Davies Shred Fun n Throaty West Aus Roll-Ins

1 1 Jan 2019
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Who Had The Best Free-Surf Clip This Year?

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