I found this NOAA radio at lowes for $50.00. It broadcast tides for your local area, different swell heights from different fathoms up to the shorebreak swell height. Wind direction and speed, tide heights and time, etc. It has a solar panel, a hand crank for power, 3 aaa batteries, or ac adapter not included. Has a flashlight a red blinking light and am fm radio. The noaa channels are wb1 wb2 wb3 4, 5, 6, and 7. Its compact and portable.
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