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  1. #1
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    saturday/sunday forcast

    this site is great. But can we do something about the forcasts for chest high waves that turn into thigh high waves make me go crazy. does anyone else feel this way. i guess since i cant forcast for myself, the saying beggers cant be choosers, applies. Thanks alot lets hope for some bigger waves than thigh high this weekend.

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    Yeah, you said it yourself. Don't complain. Forecasts change, weather changes, and swells change. Take it or leave it.

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    thats the name of the game on the east coast. Since East Coast swells form so close to home, you have to base the majority of predictions on the government weather model. And, as we know, these can change from update to the next.

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    the further you are from a selected date the less accurate the models become...anything past 3 days is a crap shoot.

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    I'm not complaining at all, but I will say that this is why I don't really pay attention to the forecast until about 12-24 hours beforehand. Its mother nature, so things change all the time. If I plan on surfing in the morning, I'll check the forecast before bed and then again when I wake up, before leaving. Then there is the issue that conditions vary from spot to spot. Just leave it up to the gods and enjoy.

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    start your own forecasting site, but just make sure that its 100% accurate up to two weeks out. If you can pull it off I'll definitely check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesurfnj View Post
    this site is great. But can we do something about the forcasts for chest high waves that turn into thigh high waves make me go crazy. does anyone else feel this way. i guess since i cant forcast for myself, the saying beggers cant be choosers, applies. Thanks alot lets hope for some bigger waves than thigh high this weekend.
    We are all mother nature's b**** basically haha...she does what she wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jettylife521 View Post
    We are all mother nature's b**** basically haha...she does what she wants.
    Wait until she finds out "Bill Gates" is trying to stop her 'Cane's in the Gulf... ooooooooo boy...shes gonna rage!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesurfnj View Post
    this site is great. But can we do something about the forcasts for chest high waves that turn into thigh high waves make me go crazy. does anyone else feel this way. i guess since i cant forcast for myself, the saying beggers cant be choosers, applies. Thanks alot lets hope for some bigger waves than thigh high this weekend.
    No seriously guys, this is a legitimate complaint. I live far enough away from the beach that I need about a two week planning window. I have a job at a consulting firm, take a spinning class twice a week, and have to walk my labradoodle. I can't just miss an important meeting, or worse, my spinning class, because the forecast is "likely" to be chest high and clean. I can't leave my labradoodle home alone on a moments notice to take off for the beach just because a thigh high forecast jumped to being chest to head. He needs to be checked into a dog hotel, otherwise he gets traumatized and scratches my mauve, suede sofas. Also, the surf reports need to be updated hourly, with more specific locations so when I'm driving to the beach in my BMW, I can check swellinfo on my iphone while I'm having a conference call on my bluetooth and know exactly where I need to go to get the best waves. It's really not too much to ask to be able to plan my surfing days weeks ahead around my own schedule and be able to go to the best spot with no work done on my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Data View Post
    No seriously guys, this is a legitimate complaint. I live far enough away from the beach that I need about a two week planning window. I have a job at a consulting firm, take a spinning class twice a week, and have to walk my labradoodle. I can't just miss an important meeting, or worse, my spinning class, because the forecast is "likely" to be chest high and clean. I can't leave my labradoodle home alone on a moments notice to take off for the beach just because a thigh high forecast jumped to being chest to head. He needs to be checked into a dog hotel, otherwise he gets traumatized and scratches my mauve, suede sofas. Also, the surf reports need to be updated hourly, with more specific locations so when I'm driving to the beach in my BMW, I can check swellinfo on my iphone while I'm having a conference call on my bluetooth and know exactly where I need to go to get the best waves. It's really not too much to ask to be able to plan my surfing days weeks ahead around my own schedule and be able to go to the best spot with no work done on my part.
    Reading this was a complete waste of my time. Why not just say "I'm too important to live by the tides"