I haven't been a registered user on here until very recently, but have being using swellinfo for forecasting for quite sometime. With that said, this message board is no different than other boards. As zaGaffer so eloquently put it, every board has its kooks, newbs, die-hards, disgruntled 'vets', and so on. If its so frustrating to be on this forum, then do what I did for years; use the forecast tools, and ignore the forum 'tools'.
Ditto. I don't pay much attention to the background noise. I lurked for a while, started a thread and got some good info...I appreciate have the data easily avail at the site. If someone wants to argue 'I'm more surfer than you surfer', whatever. Seems there is good amount of helpful cool people on this forum.
I think most would find there is a wealth of info in most of the threads on this forum. Sure, I come across as a world-class jerk sometimes, but it really seems there are quite a few on this forum with absolutely no sense of humor or ability to grasp sarcasm. To some, a free surfing-related forecasting and forum community MUST be really, really serious business.
Dudes, totally! Everyone just needs to chill out, in the waves or on the web, for all the sakes of all the gods! There is no reason to talk any sh*t. We all just like surfing and like the awesome service Swell Info gives us! Read up on this for some common sense in the waves. Maybe someone should write list for some surfing etiquette when on a surf forum ... These guys have been popping up on my Google alerts for surf camps lately ... Anyone heard of them?