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    Actual/historical daily surf report data vs. forecast data

    Just wondering....I usually don't see historical daily logs of what the actual surf reports were logged in at a given location, only future projections (or current day and then they are zapped off the forecast). Does anyone else ever wonder after a session, what the actual conditions were logged in for the day you just experienced at a surf spot vs. a web-forecast projection that you may have last glanced at 12-24 hrs. before your session to see how accurate it was?

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    yeah, i usually check one of the nearshore buoys after a session. This one is right off the beach in Ocean City and gives swell direction as well as height and period. Since its just a couple thousand feet offshore, i guess its as close as you can get to actually surf conditions. The data is archived back to 1993 (but lots of gaps in the data).

    http://sandbar.wes.army.mil/public_h...ocs/md002.html

    This one is off Bethany Beach

    http://sandbar.wes.army.mil/public_h...ocs/de002.html


    remember..wave heights are in meters so if your like me and can only think in terms of feet multiply by 3.3.
    Last edited by mitchell; May 12, 2009 at 12:46 AM.