Besides a few employees and a couple of friends outside of work that surf most people don't have the same connection to the ocean. My girls (6 and 8) don't have the vocabulary to speak around the waves/surf session. And the wife tries but is basically afraid of the water. So Swellinfo is like minded conversation if posting or just lurking.
Or someone place to laugh at the amazingness of the human brain to come up with some crazy crap on the internet.