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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up new wave buoys for DE and MD added

    Delmarva Surfers:

    2 Nearshore Buoys have been added to the Station Data maps off of DE and MD.
    BTHD1 - Bethany Beach, DE
    OCSM2 - OCean City, MD

    This is definitely good news, and is nice to compare to the offshore buoy, 44009, if it ever comes back online. These buoys are very close to the coast, so will be very useful.

    The buoys will show up as red circles on the map, so just hover over, for wave height and wave period data.

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    I used to be a first mate on a tuna boat and would use this buoy for weather conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroevol View Post
    I used to be a first mate on a tuna boat and would use this buoy for weather conditions.
    Well, there is no "weather" on these specific buoys, only wave height and wave period.

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    Since it's a new buoy thread...any chance you could add AUGU2 (Augustine Island), AMAA2 (East Amatuli Island Light), HMRA2 (Kachemak Bay Reserve), and FILA2 (Flat Island Light) to generate a forecast for Kachemak Bay, Homer, AK?

    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=auga2
    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=amaa2
    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=hmra2
    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=fila2

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    Weather meaning, swell. When you are 75 miles out, it's good to know what you are getting into

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    44009 is back up!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by still stoked View Post
    44009 is back up!!!
    nice!! I've added it back to the buoy maps (well, in the next half hour it will show).

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    Its pretty cool to look at the nearshore coastal buoys as compared to 44009.
    For example, right now 44009 has a swell of 5.9 @ 14.
    The Bethany Buoy shows 3.3 @ 13, and the Ocean City buoy shows 3.9 @ 15.
    It is nice to note the Swell Info forecast is right on target as compared to the nearshore buoys.

    A lot of times, people consider one specific buoy, many miles off the coast as what is going on at the beach. The example today, says a lot, since 44009 is 20 miles off the coast. The swell is not as strong by the time it reaches the coast.