Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Crystal Ball Never Quite Crystal.- All is Swell that Ends Swell

The impending storm approaches. From 3 days out the anxiety amounts and by the time the waves finally arrive you're a deflated ball of adrenaline defeated mess.......... sound familiar?
This is Exactly why and how 'Surf City' Nelson gets its claws in.....

Adding to this are the forecast changes every 6 hours and to use this morning as a perfect example.

-All surf forecast models have downgraded this swell system as below 0.5 of a metre.

Buoyweather even has the swell at 5metres from the east .....infact.... Buoyweather even has the swell at 3 metres from the east in the middle of the Marlborough Sounds.

If you hadnt lived here for more than five years, nor if you were new-comer this information would be telling you pretty straight up that it is howling offshore and there will not be any waves in the next 48hours.

Perhaps thats it. No waves....

The problem with today's technology as far as surf forecasting goes and probably in all honesty a really great benefit to us is that... Surf City is its own entity.

Grommets and New Comers Alike....,... Strip It all back to the pre-internet days.. listen to coastal marine forecasts, put your finger to the wind and your protractor to the chart cos' only fundamental knoweledge of weather can help you now....

Hey hang a minute its been raining heavily since 2am but metswellsurfboogie.com said no rain until this afternoon????

Boo- Bloody- Hoo.

Surf City Nelson - "Keeping it unique since 0.3m actually meant something entirely different......."



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