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    Surfline or Swellinfo ?

    It seems both sites are very opposite in posting the surf report. One will say 3 to 5 feet, and the other will say 1 to 2 feet. So which one should I use?

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    for the mid-atlantic, swellinfo hands down.

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    Yah that's what I think. Surfline apparently just wants your money ! Freakin rip-off punks man !

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    Swellinfo for swell info (heh), and Magic Seaweed for winds.

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    swellinfo for the surf. surfline for the cams

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    the convenient route is oft-times the rough road

    If you understand how the forecast 'gets done' then Surfline has a ton of valuable info. HD cams are fun to look at, but hardly the be-all on whether to paddle out.

    Highly recommended on Surfline: the 4-day nearshore & the 5 day LOLA. Also check out windguru.com.
    ('Cause swell don't mean a thing if it got too much wind.)

    If you want pretty accurate wind forecasts, the tide info, & frequently updated swell forecast then Swellinfo is a good resource. MS has done a good job of dumbing it down to the common denominator (and this is kudos, not criticism). Plus, MS is very conscious of his audience & pays attention to what east coast guys would like from a forecasting site. Cool.

    Combine wind, swell, tide info with what direction the sand under your feet is facing & you can pretty much get a gameplan.

    If you just want somebody to tell you where to go surf, well, then...you is what it is.

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    i use all three, swellinfo/surfline/msw. they all have their ups and downs

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    i use all three, swellinfo/surfline/msw. they all have their ups and downs
    Yep..... Same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    i use all three, swellinfo/surfline/msw. they all have their ups and downs
    Same here. Then I get to the break and it varies from what all the sites said.

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    100% surfline for Delmarva's surf forecast. Swellinfo is only good for forum trolling.