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Topic Title: buoys no longer reporting swell height
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Created On: 03/25/2020 05:37 AM
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 03/25/2020 05:37 AM
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RiddleMe

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41009, 41010 and others. trying to keep us off the beaches if there is a swell incoming? dunno
 03/25/2020 06:19 AM
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Central Floridave

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Ugh. Blind without them! Vizzie reports important.
 03/25/2020 06:25 AM
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SurferMic

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now if we could get rid of the surf cams we almost be back to the 80's...know your weather! It's all about the isobars...windy.com is really all you need..still remember waiting by the fax at the surf shop (R.I.P.) Sean Collins

Edited: 03/25/2020 at 06:26 AM by SurferMic
 03/25/2020 06:26 AM
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RiddleMe

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i am too lazy to walk across the street brah. i need my buoys (kidding of course)

Edited: 03/25/2020 at 06:27 AM by RiddleMe
 03/25/2020 06:52 AM
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Central Floridave

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surfermic, we had buoy reports in the 80s. Just had to listen to the radio shack weather radio cube!
 03/25/2020 07:23 AM
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Woodhouse

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Can you still call Quiet Flight and listen to the surf report on their answering machine?
 03/25/2020 07:39 AM
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Greensleeves

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The buoy reports did that globally for about 12 hours last week and then it was fixed. Programming glitch that NOAA has a single point of failure for?





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Edited: 03/25/2020 at 07:45 AM by Greensleeves
 03/25/2020 07:40 AM
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garcia

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No, try Oceanside. That's where I used to get mine before I could read the weather.
 03/25/2020 09:53 AM
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IamSAW2

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Roger that Dave: "and the weather roundup at 6 am, winds light from the northwest at 4 mph".....

Edited: 03/25/2020 at 09:54 AM by IamSAW2
 03/25/2020 01:36 PM
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Plan B

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Originally posted by: Central Floridave surfermic, we had buoy reports in the 80s. Just had to listen to the radio shack weather radio cube!
HA.... I remember my first trip to the North Shore (21 years ago)... we'd listen to my buddy's NOAA weather radio for the outer buoy reports before we went to bed to get an idea what to expect for the next morning.... and went to sleep with excited smiles.... or had nightmares

Edited: 03/25/2020 at 01:37 PM by Plan B
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Greensleeves

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Yes I lived right off the beach in Hawaii. You could feel it rumbling and smell it when it was building.

I went and looked today, small.

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 03/25/2020 02:41 PM
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tom

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As per the afternoon check, there is a perfectly valid reason the buoys are reporting no swell...

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 03/25/2020 04:49 PM
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palmtreeg

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LBD



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 03/28/2020 07:04 AM
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SurfCaster

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9-7-6 RAAAAAGE!!!

My first stint in Hawaii in '91-''92 we listened to the weather radio buoy reports, the voice of the local guy NWS announcer was almost like hearing Neptune himself.

When I went back out there for grad school in '98 NWS had switched to robot voice...it wasn't the same. BUTT...they had started the Pat Caldwell online surf forecasts which were (still are) worth their weight in sex wax. Of course, I'd see Pat around the Dept and pick his brain and pretty soon I was doing my own accurate forecasts, maybe a little better for a surfer with Pat being a windsurfer and having slightly different perspective.

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 03/30/2020 09:20 AM
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Central Floridave

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Yes, that robot voice was annoying! Sign of the times though. Too bad NWS didn't think of Siri or Alexa voice back then!
 03/31/2020 07:47 AM
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Backhands

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Originally posted by: Central Floridave

Yes, that robot voice was annoying! Sign of the times though. Too bad NWS didn't think of Siri or Alexa voice back then!


...it's nice that you have a voice. js

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 03/31/2020 09:35 AM
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Greensleeves

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Yoda voice:

4 feet at 11 seconds cape canaveral buoy is. Surf you must!





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Edited: 03/31/2020 at 09:38 AM by Greensleeves
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Central Floridave

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fyi, swell size back on buoy.
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