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Old 17 July 2016, 06:56   #1
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Don't use just 1 site. They all use the same raw data & model it in different ways. Use several sites, XC, magic seaweed, met office, wind guru etc. And take an average. You will generally see a trend between all the forecasts, expect the best forecast, plan for the worst.


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Did you look at the met office inshore forecast ? Don't forget that sea state isn't just about weather, tide plays a big part, especially close inshore around headlands, islands etc.


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As a keen bubble-blower I know that of the sites that I use some are better for certain areas..........windguru is always a bit 'iffy' up here in Northumberland with magicseaweed being much better. However when I'm planning a trip to Plymouth I know that windguru seems better.


I would also recommend keeping track of conditions using various harbour webcams, these can be invaluable for info on the current sea-state!
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Did you look at the met office inshore forecast ? Don't forget that sea state isn't just about weather, tide plays a big part, especially close inshore around headlands, islands etc.


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I used surf cast and did not check anything else, only went down to have a play with my new GoPro ( which I forgot &#128577, still had a great ride around, but missed out on some classic over the outboard video 😀, which bizarrely enough I never tired of watching, I will do a much bigger search in future
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