I think that those who complain about over hyping and all that jibber jabber should read what they put up on the top left corner of the surf forecast page

these website do help us know when the waves are
but we cant blame them if everything they say doesn't match the water

in the end its really up to you as the waterman to gain some knowledge about how to read a swell map and check the buoy.

in short. dont believe the hype till you are being spit out of a grinding barrel

happy hurricane season!!!!