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  1. #11
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    Yeah, wetsand has come a long way over the years. They have a pretty good thing going. The coolest thing that they have done recently I think is the "3D" swell model. Right in front of my restaurant, the angle of the coast bends completely and faces north, so during certain swells, I can pull up their 3D model, and it shows a view from the beach, and you can see all the nooks and crannies that the swell will hit or miss. Its a pretty cool visual tool. They kinda went space aged though. I ran my mouse over their swell data and it looked like freaking binary code or something that belongs in a NASA space ship.....

    But anyway, as far as the swell logs, that is cool, but it only allows you to analize your own data. It would be really cool if they would post EVERYONE's data that they want to make public and allow filtering and access to it.....

  2. #12
    Zach, I hear where you are coming from on that. On a selfish note however, since I have been willing to keep my log up, I have enjoyed some great waves that everyone else was not aware of. Kind of the "fruits of my labor" perspective.

    When I was a mate on a boat, that little notebook that the captain always had in his pocket that was full of "numbers" was worth more than gold, shared with few to none. He knew where, when, what tide and water temp requirements for catching fish.

    This is how I kind of view my "numbers". If they were available to all, they benefit without the work. Sounds kind of like an Obama plan, don't let him get involved with this thread!

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by inzatube View Post
    Zach, I hear where you are coming from on that. On a selfish note however, since I have been willing to keep my log up, I have enjoyed some great waves that everyone else was not aware of. Kind of the "fruits of my labor" perspective.

    This is how I kind of view my "numbers". If they were available to all, they benefit without the work.
    I totally agree..... there are already enough people in the water on the forecasted swells. And, the water seems a 100 times more crowded now than it ever has (atleast in the last 15yrs since I have been surfing). LET'S KEEP SOME OF THESE SNEAKER SWELLS TO OURSELVES. If you can figure out when a lil' bit of bump is coming through one day, for just an hour or so, given the right tide and wind, and you get on it without a herd of people in the water..... more power to you. Soak it in and enjoy it!