Swellinfo Forecast is Dead. MSW is owned by Surflie.. Who's left? Everyone Else...

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by davedales56, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. davedales56

    davedales56 Member

    7
    Apr 22, 2011
    Dark times ahead for the surf forecasting world.

    If swellinfo is no longer a source of accurate info.. that leaves Magic Seaweed (which is now owned and controlled by surfline) and of course, the red headed step child of the industry Surfline.
    It will be very very tough for anyone to come close to the resources and funding Surfline puts into buying up keywords and marketing campaigns, buying out any small businesses competition, targeting new users, placing 10 cams per surf spot just to claim the views... and so on.. It's just a joke at this point.

    Stop supporting those kooks! At the end of the day its all open source info!

    Here are more than several resources that will be just as thorough in the future, without visiting the monopoly of hyped surf, suflie. It will only feed their greed!

    http://www.stormsurf.com/
    https://thesurfersview.com/surf-forecast
    https://cdip.ucsd.edu/m/classic_models/?#socal_now
    http://swellmagnet.com/california-surf-forecast/
    https://forecasts.surfer.com/
    https://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/home.htm
     
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  2. ltif

    ltif Active Member

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    Nov 12, 2016
    God bless you sir!
     

  3. rock36

    rock36 New Member

    2
    Nov 20, 2011
    Does anybody know the official story on why Swell Info kicked the bucket?
     
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  4. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    My use of Surfline was incrementally reduced and then eliminated entirely.
    Note: I was not/am not a Surfline subscriber.
    6 months or so after I began using ad block (Dec 2018), I was blocked entirely from Surfline. Prior to that, several of the Surfline web cams that I had once viewed were designated as "Premium", so I no longer had access to them.
    Currently, I'm reluctantly utilizing Magic Seaweed and the "vbbound.com" (Virginia Beach Vacation Guide) webcams for Sandbridge and the Oceanfront.
    Web cams are sort of a luxury anyway, right?.
     
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  5. fearslady

    fearslady New Member

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    Jul 11, 2015
     
  6. fearslady

    fearslady New Member

    2
    Jul 11, 2015
    Thank you for that info. I have used Swell Info for years and I'm bummed that it's dead in the water. The thought of having to pay Surfline nearly $100 a year to see beyond 48 hours is infuriating, especially when Swell Info provided better, more accurate data over the years!
     
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  7. BradPitted

    BradPitted Well-Known Member

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    Jan 1, 2015
    Swell info always had the last day of the week green and waist high which would slowly over the course of the week change that day to flat or red as it approached. Lol. Very clever tactic to keep the visits steady daily.
     
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  8. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Its like I mentioned before , The forum is here and still getting some clicks and maybe still as much as other forums. Yes the forecast portion has died but here we are nonetheless
     
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  9. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Sort of like trying to keep a remaining Kmart store going...
     
  10. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Do you think we will have a blue light special?
     
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  11. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    You bet. I'm heading over there now...
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Sunday, July 28Monday, July 29Tuesday, July 30Wednesday, July 31Thursday, August 1Friday, August 2Saturday, August 3
    SwellWaves0245pm Sunday, July 28Swell:2.1ftWaves:1.8ft @ 7sec from NE
    Date Swell Waves
    8am Sunday, July 28 1.9 1.6
    11am Sunday, July 28 2ft 1.7ft @ 7sec from NE
    2pm Sunday, July 28 2.1ft 1.7ft @ 7sec from NE
    5pm Sunday, July 28 2.1ft 1.8ft @ 7sec from NE
    8am Monday, July 29 1.8ft 1.5ft @ 7sec from NE
    11am Monday, July 29 1.8ft 1.6ft @ 7sec from NE
    2pm Monday, July 29 1.8ft 1.5ft @ 7sec from NE
    5pm Monday, July 29 1.8ft 1.5ft @ 7sec from ENE
    8am Tuesday, July 30 1.7ft 1.4ft @ 8sec from ENE
    11am Tuesday, July 30 1.7ft 1.4ft @ 7sec from ENE
    2pm Tuesday, July 30 1.6ft 1.4ft @ 7sec from ENE
    5pm Tuesday, July 30 1.7ft 1.5ft @ 7sec from ENE
    8am Wednesday, July 31 1.9ft 1.5ft @ 9sec from ENE
    11am Wednesday, July 31 1.9ft 1.6ft @ 9sec from East
    2pm Wednesday, July 31 1.8ft 1.6ft @ 9sec from East
    5pm Wednesday, July 31 1.8ft 1.6ft @ 9sec from East
    8am Thursday, August 1 1.9ft 1.8ft @ 9sec from East
    11am Thursday, August 1 1.9ft 1.8ft @ 9sec from East
    2pm Thursday, August 1 2ft 1.7ft @ 9sec from ENE
    5pm Thursday, August 1 1.9ft 1.7ft @ 8sec from ENE
    8am Friday, August 2 1.8ft 2ft @ 5sec from East
    11am Friday, August 2 1.7ft 2ft @ 5sec from East
    2pm Friday, August 2 1.7ft 2ft @ 5sec from East
    5pm Friday, August 2 1.8ft 2ft @ 8sec from East
    8am Saturday, August 3 2ft 3.1ft @ 7sec from East
    11am Saturday, August 3 2ft 3ft @ 8sec from East
    2pm Saturday, August 3 1.9ft 2.9ft @ 8sec from East
    5pm Saturday, August 3 1.9ft 2.8ft @ 8sec from East

    7s7s7s7s7s7s7s7s
     
  13. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    To be honest, on the East Coast, anything beyond the 48 hour forecast is suspect at best.
     
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  14. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Some like the forecast, I prefer the nowcast.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. sandpiperIII

    sandpiperIII New Member

    3
    Sep 9, 2011
    Is there a possibility that SURFLINE bought SWELL from Carbon Media (or whichever media conglomerate it ended up with when all these fishing websites were consolidated) with the ONLY INTENTION of KILLING THE SWELL FORECAST so that more people would migrate to SURFLINE? --- and that being one reason for the current "owners" of Swell not to give out any information about the death of their forecast site?
     
  16. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    488
    Jan 1, 2010
    I can't stand Surfline and refuse to use it. Im using Surf-forecast.com and Magic Seaweed till they fix swell. MS is accurate for some areas but way off in others. I can't see how letting this site go down makes any sense dollar wise by who ever owns it.
     
  17. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    No.. I can't Imagine that business model would allow the site to continue. They would just shut this $h!t down.. The end
     
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  18. EASYCOASTER

    EASYCOASTER Member

    5
    Jul 8, 2019
    no. there's no chance that happened. next.
     
  19. EASYCOASTER

    EASYCOASTER Member

    5
    Jul 8, 2019
    Dude. Calling Surfline and their forecasters kooks is classic. This reminds me of the old Louis CK bit about people complaining "Verizon sucks"...

    If you have "the open source info" go build your own then, you clown.

    The forecasters at surfline are professionals who built custom models to analyze how weather, wind, ocean systems produce ridable swells. Looking at bouys is great, but tells you little about what kind of wave that will product at your local beach. You need to take into account local conditions, bathymetry, direction, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

    Swellinfo was great because it was a local East Coaster who customized his model in the same way, specifically for the East Coast. It's not easy to make.

    You appear know zero about "the industry", or business in general.

    Walk away, kook!
     
  20. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Hard to argue with that!