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?
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).