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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by mongoloid, Aug 3, 2020.
We have a forecast here? I come here for the hook up
How YOU doin'?
Uhm Carson...I meant the druggas
/me slinks away
This site is still gold... (in like a I have absolutely nothing better to be doing right now, not even my other hobbies that I'm looking at this site, kinda gold)
Seeing some of your names are really bringing back the memories!
Forecast is gray againe... not that I pay much attention to it anymore but, what gives?
Same here been that way for over a week .
Still grey here
Totally unreliable for Rhode Island surf forecasts - predictions have been consistently wrong for several months now, and the site has had the same buoy reading (11.2 @ 9 sec.) for several months as well. I've emailed the site admin and contacted site support multiple times - got nothing back and no fix. Used to be a great site...too bad
Indeed. Try https://surfcaptain.com/ and maybe throw Micha $10 for his trouble.
I know you're a relatively new member and you only have a couple of posts, but this is nothing new.
The forecast, once the best in the business, needed occasional maintenance which could only be provided by the original site owner, who abdicated and abandoned us a couple years ago.
A couple of feeble attempts by hired technicians (see: India) to revive it have failed miserably. To the point where I stopped using the forecast completely almost 2 years ago. In other words, "it's done, son".
This place is barely breathing and is on life support. It's just a matter of time when the "Lifestyle" corporation that owns it decides to pull the plug, like they did with Surfer Magazine.
In other words, get a Surflie membership if you need a forecast. Or just use your local buoy ffs
Surf Captain is pretty legit for forecasts. I really don't know why SI just doesn't put the time and money into fixing their issues. This WAS the best forecasting tool when I first popped on the interweb.
I still get texts from Mr B occasionally, he wanted me to check out MoStoke, which I did for a day. Lots of politics, usually I don't mind throwing my opinion into the fray but this year has been bad and it actually had me stressed in my personal life. Plus PJ, Carson, HH, CJ, Antoine, ect… kept posting, kept things positive, and I am a creature of habit so for now here I stay.
Fix the forecasts, get rid of the bots, make SI great again.
IMO it's not possible. The complexity and quirkiness of the model data that goes into making the accurate forecasts for hundreds of locations that SI used to produce (and SurfCaptain does now) requires almost daily oversight by someone with both surf forecasting and programming skills. It really isn't just plug and play. NOAA's models (the GFS wind model and the swell models) are really quite prone to format changes, data blackouts, etc.
I surf with Micah quite a bit (have for like 20 years...long before SI) and really enjoy talking to him about all of the data/headaches/surf spot knowledge/programming that goes into making it work, and keeping it working when NOAA just decides to change their product/data formats and suddenly the forecasting site script doesn't have what it needs to run.
Whatever "lifestyle" company owns Swellinfo does not have anyone on their payroll, or affordable under contract, who can realistically put the time and effort into constant monitoring and keeping that forecast up and running for all of the locations.
I wish this post could somehow be pinned on this thread. I'm going to copy/paste it every time someone posts here.
pinned like pohan?