I hate to keep this going but I have to tell this story. I used to run a 1-900 surf report in northern NJ back in the late 80's early 90's. I paid local surfers from long branch down to Manasquan to call in reports to a central location. I would then collect these reports and "broadcast them on an itemized menu over the phone, for example : press 1 for Sandy Hook to Monmouth Beach - Press 2 for Monmouth beach to Allenhurst and so on. Even with these eys on "reporters it was almost impossible to get a reliable report. Either they would check at high tide and say it was flat and unridable or they would check at dead low and call it knee slop, even though with the tide filling in it would improve greatly. Anyhow it sucked and I was hemoraging $$ every week to pay these guys. I can't even imagine trying to predict what was coming a week out. The only reliable report is one you make with your own eyes. The best swell info can do is give you a general idea of what is coming, to really see what is out there you have to make the ride. If you live to far, take the report for what it is and do it or don't you can't blame the report. Out of everything I have ever seen on the internet swellinfo is the best by far, it's free, and it saves even me gas and I only live 5 minutes from the water. The combination of this site and the webcams takes 99% of the guess work out of making the trip or not.