Yeah I agree I hate watching the surf forecast and on the last day its like OOPS! Miscall. I was surfing belmar the other day and some older guy was lecturing me about how younger kids are so reliant on the surf forecast these days and how you used to have to be a meteorologist and follow cold fronts and wind patterns. Haha its forecasts like Debby that make me want to learn meteorology.
And ya don't want to break your hip. Swimming is an awesome safe alternative. I used to really push myself skating and now my elbows and knees are all scarred up. I've chilled out these days and stay away from exceeding my comfort level. Makes for less injuries.