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    Thursday Morning

    So who doesn't think its going to be 2'-4' Thursday morning? MSW calls for 2'-2.5'... Why the difference all the time? I always find it to be in between the two reports, to be honest... Anyway, really looking forward to, hopefully, a decent dawn patrol that morning.

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    I really enjoy the technology that is at our finger tips and the vast amount of knowledge one can attain through education of science . Of course it is easier to side with the masses and complain about the accuracy, or lack there of in the reports furnished in great detail. Nature is mostly unpredictable due to the constantly changing and evolving environment it creates. I'm usually stunned by how often the reports are correct , but then again I'm just an under achiever quite capable of much less than I normally get away with.

    I hope you get some good rides ! live in the moment and think about suckers like me who won't get out on Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antoine View Post
    I really enjoy the technology that is at our finger tips and the vast amount of knowledge one can attain through education of science . Of course it is easier to side with the masses and complain about the accuracy, or lack there of in the reports furnished in great detail. Nature is mostly unpredictable due to the constantly changing and evolving environment it creates. I'm usually stunned by how often the reports are correct , but then again I'm just an under achiever quite capable of much less than I normally get away with.

    I hope you get some good rides ! live in the moment and think about suckers like me who won't get out on Thursday.
    Thanks man... I do have to say, with today's technology, (various surf report websites, live beach cameras, etc) it is quite amazing how often they are correct and how incredible it is to be in your house, staring at the beach... but they should be correct with all the technology out there. I just never understood why, IMO, Swellinfo generally projects a higher swell height than most other surf forecasts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorebreaker View Post
    I just never understood why, IMO, Swellinfo generally projects a higher swell height than most other surf forecasts...
    Search for posts by SwellInfo Administrator. Over the years, he has explained how difficult swell forecasting on the East Coast is ad infinitum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antoine View Post
    I really enjoy the technology that is at our finger tips and the vast amount of knowledge one can attain through education of science . Of course it is easier to side with the masses and complain about the accuracy, or lack there of in the reports furnished in great detail.
    I remember when I first started surfing my folks still didn't even have internet yet. My buddy and I just checked the wind direction on the Weather Channel, went to the beach, and hoped for the best. Now I have a live forecast in the palm of my hand. Nuts man.

    Edit: the craziest part being that I'm not even old
    Last edited by mattybrews; Jul 9, 2013 at 05:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybrews View Post
    I remember when I first started surfing my folks still didn't even have internet yet. My buddy and I just checked the wind direction on the Weather Channel, went to the beach, and hoped for the best. Now I have a live forecast in the palm of my hand. Nuts man.

    Edit: the craziest part being that I'm not even old
    Remember calling the local surf shop for the surf report? Remember when those jerks did the worse and got an answering machine for the surf report and never updated throughout the day....

    And I don't think I'm that old

    Also remember... home phones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalarast View Post
    Also remember... home phones?
    Those were the Shiz. You could leave em at home when you went out with your brahs and babes and not have to be burdened by overstuffed pockets.

    Anyone see those old-school handsets with cords that you plug into your cell and pimp in throwback fashion? They solid. And only bout 30 bones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalarast View Post
    Remember calling the local surf shop for the surf report? Remember when those jerks did the worse and got an answering machine for the surf report and never updated throughout the day....

    And I don't think I'm that old

    Also remember... home phones?

    HAHA I forget relatives names at family reunions but I still remember both WRV surf report numbers.

    They were also good to know in case someone wanted your number...but...well...you...didn't exactly want to see them again I wonder how many Ohio tourist chicas are still waiting for the beep at the end of some VB surfer's answering machine message.

    As far as accuracy, I usually figured there were waves whenever the report was late or not updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosemagoo View Post
    HAHA I forget relatives names at family reunions but I still remember both WRV surf report numbers.
    Could still remember the two I used to call, not many phone numbers committed to memory these days but those still are...used to get soo pi$$ed when you'd call and get a busy signal!

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    Thursday afternoon and evening looking even better in NE. I'll be out all damn day. I'll gladly take 24 inches of stoke. Too much time getting a tan lately, too little time getting rides. It's come down to me paddling out in the bay and hollering at boats to rip a wake for me so I can catch a lil bump. Most of them have no clue how to make a good wake so I can't even get a man-made ride.

    Let's go Ma! Meatloaf!! Never know what she's doing in there...