Forecasting Tutorials
Forecasting Tutorial: Reading Wave Models

Forecasting Tutorial: Reading Wave Models

Gain a deeper understanding into how wave models work and how to read them.

16 May 2014
Surf Forecast Glossary

Surf Forecast Glossary

Keep up to date with the Forecasting lingo.

16 May 2014
Forecasting Tutorial: Air Masses

Forecasting Tutorial: Air Masses

Welcome to our first installment on meteorology basics: Swell is generated by wind and wind is the result of air pressure.

2 15 May 2014
Forecasting Tutorial: Wave Period Explained

Forecasting Tutorial: Wave Period Explained

Coastalwatch's chief swell forecaster, Ben Macartney, scratches beneath the sea surface looking at wave period.

4 Dec 2012
Forecasting Tutorial: Great circles

Forecasting Tutorial: Great circles

Waves and swells in the open sea travel in a straight line in the direction of the wind that created them. A straight line drawn on a sphere linking any two points is known as a great circle.

23 May 2007
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