True to a point. If the the site is consistently inaccurate, then the clicks and eyeballs go bye bye. There used to be a shop in OC that did that all the time. They would hype swells for weekend and blatantly lie about the conditions to get people to come down (this was pre-internet). Finally people got the sh!ts of it and stopped going to that shop. next thing you know, the shop folded. Same here. If Micah really mis-represented things he would be out of business quickly.
Bottom line like most people said, use this a s guide only and NEVER plan anything around a forecast more than 48 hours out.
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Thread: Forecast accuracy
Nov 29, 2010, 02:26 PM #31
Nov 29, 2010, 03:09 PM #32
Back when, I did the Surfline Premium gig for too long. But the east coast 'forecasts' were consistently useless.
And the ads....the endless ads on that site. As thick with the marketing as the print mags are.
Micah was with Surfline. He said adios to Surfline & for good reason.
Good stuff here on this site.
Nov 29, 2010, 03:18 PM #33
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- May 2006
- Lewes, DE
Nov 29, 2010, 04:02 PM #34
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- Jun 2008
- Central, NJ
Another thumbs up to Micah! If any of you have met or surfed with him, you'd see his dedication and openness.
When is everyone going to stop crying that SwellInfo can't produce the perfect A-frame's in their backyard? Get a clue..
This should have been in the "what is everyone thankful for" thread, but here goes...
I am thankful for Micah...I have used several sites, including Surfline, bit I have to say for east coast predictions, Swellinfo is the most accurate indeed...now somebody buy my 6'4" Al Merrick Flyer, so I can feel better about impulsively buying my new Nugget, pictured here...lol
Nov 30, 2010, 12:09 AM #36
haha..nice Ray...I can't wait to take this new board out...swell gods, make me happy!
Nov 30, 2010, 05:10 AM #38
No one's "crying" here, Slim.
As an analogy,
while driving your vehicle do you often forget to notice green lights & then only move when the cacophony of air horns going off behind you makes you move your large arse off the line ....??
Think about it...
Nov 30, 2010, 01:45 PM #39