I remember being in school and calling 576-surf (in HI) from the pay phone while between classes. It was kinda magical..I didn't go out on big days or anything but just hearing it was kinda cool. Pretty accurate, too.
Phone reports have no business in digital age but it is nice that in many places there would be a local shop that updates their page every day (with pics sometimes) and is willing to write couple of paragraphs on what's going on.
Actually, that is what I'd like- some opinion and forecasting wisdom...
Great, KB, great. Coupla very good days (nothing epic but just good long lefts & rights in tropical waters), coupla average days & one blown out, washing machine day. Lotta fun in the water, good healthy food & overall always worth making the trek.
I never trusted WRV reporters. I know if I was giving the report and it was going off, FLAT AND UNRIDABLE!
Kind of like the In The Eye report on here. I frequently see reports along the lines of: 3-5', SW wind, nothing special. With pics of nice glassy lines no less. But what the hey, it's not me out there every morning at sunrise so who am I to complain.