I definitely prefer the Swellinfo models to the Magicseaweed models. Take my home area (southern NC) for example. The Bogue Pier (Emerald Isle) models are grossly inflated (every day over 5ft- I wish!) while the Oceanic Pier (Wrightsville Beach) models are usually smaller than they should be.
I think, however, that the MSW is a bit easier to read. The 'detailed' summery makes a nice chart that shows the swell hight, swell period, swell direction, wind speed, and wind direction every 3 hours. Its easier to determine the wind and swell direction this chart vice the large area maps that you provide. Of course, it doesn't matter if its easy to read if its not accurate. I usually use a combination of the two.
I hope this helps if you ever decide to redesign the site. Your forecasts are better, but the MSW gives easier to read (but often inaccurate) information.
One thing i would like you to bring back- the 'Hot Spot" that used to be on the right column of the homepage. Its cool to see who's catching it big while your stuck in a flat spell.
I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say thank you for this site and all of your hard work.
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Mar 25, 2008, 02:02 AM #11Member
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Mar 25, 2008, 02:05 AM #12
your welcome. the swell plots and wind timeline are every 6 hours right now. I have some cool ideas that I hope to implement in the not so distant future, where the timeline will be broken down hour by hour.
Mar 25, 2008, 12:24 PM #13Senior Member
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Mar 25, 2008, 12:56 PM #14
I always though they showed the dominate swell not the average, but hey, I don't know much. Ask my wife if you don't believe me!!!
Mar 25, 2008, 03:06 PM #16
I have never like MS just look at the difference between IR and OC does not make sense. Buoyweather on the other hand I have liked for a long time, do not use it very much anymore since you came out with this site, but still use it every once in a while as back up. Buoyweather actually seems to be one of the more acurate sites, IR is always smaller than OC which is true. Swellinfo is the best then I use buoyweather and stormsurf as back up...