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    Swell logs? Swellinfo

    Hey Micah,
    Does your website store surf report data once the current date has passed? Or is all of that data lost with each passing day? I am trying to look up some actual wave reports from years past at a few places and thought that checking previous "daily reports" would be the most accurate way to log some data...

    Let me know, I would love to sift through some previous years data to check out certain swell angles and see how different places responded to those particular swells...

    Any info would be appreciated.

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    big wednesday's?

    i would love to see all that info in some sort of a graph, to see how often good waves land on a specific day.

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    no archive data as of yet, but I'd like to get this in place for down the line.

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    good thread.. i have thought of the same for some time. A "sort by date" would make a great graph <- ->.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xgen70 View Post
    good thread.. i have thought of the same for some time. A "sort by date" would make a great graph <- ->.
    yeah... I've also thought this would be nice to have

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    Swellinfo: Maybe you can add a function at the end of your script that dumps live variable information into a data text file or something, so when the variables clear out for the new day, the data just appendsto the file from multiple sources. I dont know what you program your reports with, but thats what I am thinking. Good luck.

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    There is another website that provides the ability to log your sessions. When you enter the dates and times surfed for a specific break it will chart the wind and swell direction, height and period of the wave. You rate each session with 1 to 5 stars. Over time you start to notice a trend with a specific swell direction and period. Those numbers become pretty valuable when most surf reports miss a swell and you know, based on your personal data that it will be a surf day. Of course you have to keep up with the session log to get the best results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inzatube View Post
    There is another website that provides the ability to log your sessions. When you enter the dates and times surfed for a specific break it will chart the wind and swell direction, height and period of the wave.
    where do they get the data from? If, for example, that website relates every break to data from the nearest NOAA buoy, then its pretty much worthless for New Jersey. I mean most of New Jersey is more than 50 miles from the nearest NOAA buoy.

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    Yeah, I am interested in actual recorded "reports". Not buoy data or anything like that. Not forecasting models... The actual text or graphical depiction of the reported surf each day.

    I believe on surfline, if you pay for the account, you can use the LOLA system and it records every day of surf. At least it used to. Just wondering if that data is available free of charge anywhere. That is really the only worth while part of their paid account. I get free reports for every spot on there, so im not sure why anyone pays them anymore.

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    I have no affiliation with this site and hope not to cause problems by posting this link. I have not studied their methods of developing their report and use this site as one of four that I compare for forecasts.

    http://swellwatch.wetsand.com/login/...2fDefault.aspx

    You will have to register to use the "session log".