the point, which all of you missed, is that when a favorable long range forecast is posted, site traffic increases which in turn leads to better ad rates due to the increase page views.
since the long range is wrong more often than not i'm starting to think that it's altered at will to increase page views.
correct me if i'm wrong but i'm willing to bet that when the tropics get going or a solid long range is forecasted the site traffic spikes.
haters most definitely are going to hate.
ok.. so i am gonna take a step forward here and address this statement which everyone seems to be ignoring. why the hell would better forcasting spike views? wheres the logic in that? wouldnt accurate forcasting do a better job?? why would anyone come back to this site if everyday the forcast said head high and then they drive to the beach to find that it it flat?? besides that, i have been using this site for over a year and have seen just as many long range flat spells that turned out to be ridable as i have seen long range head high days that turned out to be flat.
As said in many posts before mine, swell forcasting is just as unpredictable as weather forcasting. There simply are no swell reports with accurate data past 3-4 days (trust me, I've checked them all). Even the weather channel's long range forcasts are often inaccurate. I guess they're all idiots too huh? Your a complete moron dude.. point blank. Nobodys gonna shed a tear when you go back to surfline, so just do it. Or better yet make your own forcast website. You'd obviously be soo much better at it right?
nobody missed your point. we just all think it is stupid. I recall last year for hurricane earl, Holden Beach NC long range forecast was head high, then it turned out to be double overhead! Wow, swellinfo must've made a killing off those advertisement sales!
Wow... seems easy to hate and criticize around here. What do you haters have to OFFER? Anything? Something besides bad attitudes and ignorance would be refreshing... I get enough of that at work.
I agree. I may be a nooB here (and in the surfing world), but I have found the forecast on this site to be fairly accurate at the two places I have been hitting this summer (mainly OBX area and Folly). The wave height has been almost dead on, but sometimes the clean rating is off. I use this site over surfline, mainly because I like the fact that it is 100% free. If you want to *****, go ***** at surfline about their profit based subscription services.
more importantly, who cares? so what if micah makes more $$$ from ads when the long-range forecast is better? it's long-range. no one i know who surfs avidly takes any forecast made more than a day or 2 out seriously. & he's gotta keep the short-range forecasts honest b/c eventually everyone would figure out his game & no one would visit the site!
so, ihatelongboarders, STFU & go back to surflie like you said you would.