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.

0 16 May 2014
Surf Forecast Glossary

Surf Forecast Glossary

Keep up to date with the Forecasting lingo.

0 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.

0 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.

0 23 May 2007
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Video: Kobie Enright and Shane Campbell Take The Carve Pro At Maroubra

Starting the 2018 QS season off right

0 22 Jan 2018
Groms Victorious At Taj Burrow's Small Fries

Groms Victorious At Taj Burrow's Small Fries

0 22 Jan 2018
You'll Be Able To Ask Alexa For The Forecast

You'll Be Able To Ask Alexa For The Forecast

4 19 Jan 2018
We Should All Be Better Equipped To Handle Life and Death Situations In The Surf

We Should All Be Better Equipped To Handle Life and Death Situations In The Surf

6 16 Jan 2018
Five Easy Tools That'll Ensure You're On The Next Swell As Soon As It Hits Your Local

Five Easy Tools That'll Ensure You're On The Next Swell As Soon As It Hits Your Local

0 16 Jan 2018
The Flight Centre Burleigh Pro Surf Festival Is Back

The Flight Centre Burleigh Pro Surf Festival Is Back

2 16 Jan 2018
Gallery: The World Junior Champs Action From Kiama

Gallery: The World Junior Champs Action From Kiama

1 11 Jan 2018
The Sunshine Coast Gets A Brand New Surf Cam

The Sunshine Coast Gets A Brand New Surf Cam

2 11 Jan 2018
World Junior Champions Crowned At Kiama

World Junior Champions Crowned At Kiama

0 11 Jan 2018
The World Junior Titles Is On This Week

The World Junior Titles Is On This Week

0 8 Jan 2018
What Exactly Is Wave Period?

What Exactly Is Wave Period?

3 2 Jan 2018
Surf Forecast: South Coast WA

Surf Forecast: South Coast WA

0 2 Jan 2018
WQS Event To Return To Manly Beach In 2018

WQS Event To Return To Manly Beach In 2018

0 22 Dec 2017
The Best Surf Trip I've Ever Been On: With Creed McTaggart

The Best Surf Trip I've Ever Been On: With Creed McTaggart

0 22 Dec 2017
Merry Christmas From Coastalwatch

Merry Christmas From Coastalwatch

2 22 Dec 2017
Byron Bay Surf Festival Is Back

Byron Bay Surf Festival Is Back

7 22 Dec 2017
John John Florence is the 2017 World Champion

John John Florence is the 2017 World Champion

6 19 Dec 2017
The Step-By-Step Guide On Shark Bite First Aid

The Step-By-Step Guide On Shark Bite First Aid

0 17 Dec 2017
Temporary Outage: Bondi Bondi Beach Surf Cam Back Online

Temporary Outage: Bondi Bondi Beach Surf Cam Back Online

0 14 Dec 2017
How To Forecast Your Next Surf Trip

How To Forecast Your Next Surf Trip

0 9 Dec 2017
And the Superbrand Tazer Surfboard Goes To...

And the Superbrand Tazer Surfboard Goes To...

0 8 Dec 2017
Wave of the Week: Wade Carmichael On Point

Wave of the Week: Wade Carmichael On Point

0 8 Dec 2017
Jump On The Surfer's Christmas Gift Guide

Jump On The Surfer's Christmas Gift Guide

0 7 Dec 2017
Luke Stedman's Three Mental Things To Focus On In Your Next Surf

Luke Stedman's Three Mental Things To Focus On In Your Next Surf

0 5 Dec 2017
Our Future Stars Get Crowned In Culburra

Our Future Stars Get Crowned In Culburra

0 4 Dec 2017
Why Use A Forecast Anyway?

Why Use A Forecast Anyway?

1 3 Dec 2017
Sean Doherty On: Tyler Wright's Second World Title!

Sean Doherty On: Tyler Wright's Second World Title!

5 1 Dec 2017
We Have A Winner! The Pyzel Radius Goes To...

We Have A Winner! The Pyzel Radius Goes To...

0 1 Dec 2017
Breaking: Tyler Wright is the 2017 World Champion!

Breaking: Tyler Wright is the 2017 World Champion!

0 1 Dec 2017
Can Tyler Make It Two?

Can Tyler Make It Two?

0 30 Nov 2017
Video: Small, Fun, Reeling Rainbow Bay

Video: Small, Fun, Reeling Rainbow Bay

0 28 Nov 2017
Four Nutrition Tips To Help You Surf At Your Peak

Four Nutrition Tips To Help You Surf At Your Peak

1 27 Nov 2017
Video: Firing Gold Coast Points This Week

Video: Firing Gold Coast Points This Week

0 24 Nov 2017
The WSL Is Going Back To Bali, Ditching Fiji & Trestles

The WSL Is Going Back To Bali, Ditching Fiji & Trestles

9 21 Nov 2017
WSL Announce Wave Pool For 2018 Championship Tour

WSL Announce Wave Pool For 2018 Championship Tour

4 18 Nov 2017
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