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15 December 2009

Pohnpei Micronesia

Access to all the websites I expect to need during the trip. Shortcut to get here: bit.ly/ppass102

Forecast

What is expected to happen. Each of these has been different in some way for the last 2-3 months. In mid March we will know which one gets it right.
Individual breaks:
surfline.com/surf-spots-breaks/micronesia/
Area forecast & tides. 2 links to the same place:
surfline.com/lola-waves/micronesia/
surfline.com/..micronesia&county=pohnpei
Nearshore model:
surfline.com/coast-swell-wind/micronesia/pohnpei_7275
Warnings & Satellite images for Pohnpei Coastal Waters:
forecast.weather.gov/..zoneid=PMZ173
Magic Seaweed Palikir Swell Forecast:
magicseaweed.com/Pohnpei-Palikir-Pass-Surf-Report/..


Note: No responsibility for any consequence of any action or decision taken on the basis of a forecast or any other content.
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Reports

What is actually happening:
Surfline Surf Report:
surfline.com/reports Select the other breaks from that page (Palikir pass, Main pass, Mwahnd pass, Central channel & Napali)
Surfline Satellite view:
surfline.com/../p-pass-micronesia_7297/satellite-view
Magic Seaweed Historical Data February:
magicseaweed.com/spot-monthly-overview.php
Tsunami watch NOAA: prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/?region=1

Information

Surfline provide the most information on Micronesia.
surfline.com/travel
Select break from the drop-down list: P-pass, Main pass, Mwahnd pass, Central channel & Napali

News

Twitter Search Feed on Pohnpei:
search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=pohnpei

Other Sites with information

wavehunters.com/../Caroline_Islands.asp
surf.transworld.net/..pohnpei-micronesia
from surf.transworld.net
Winter 2009 issue of The Surfers Journal has a 20+ page article on the surf history, reports and photos in surf magazines and the personalities involved in setting up surf tourism in the area:
Vol 18 No. 6

Shortcut to large map bit.ly/5msSvz

View FSM Surf in a larger map

wavehunters.com/caroline-islands..surf.asp (Easy Pass, Main Pass, Palikir Pass, Freddos, Sondens, Spaghettis, Russell's rights)

Tides in Detail

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/..Pohnpei Harbor

Travel Directory

lostatpohnpei.com/pohnpei-travel-directory

19 November 2009

Trip to North Island NZ

Off to surf Northland in NZ so I am setting up one place to access all the websites I need for the trip.

North end of North Island. Shortcut to get here: bit.ly/nz912
to map bit.ly/XM5a6

Overview Tasman Sea



Sweet spot NZ

I wish other countries, regions & places had this:
swellmap.com/sweetspots.php?region=northland
On .surf-forecast.com forecast pages use the link to wavefinder

North Tip

Spirits Bay
swellmap.com/reg_forecasts.php?tag=spirt&pt=surf
surf-forecast.com/breaks/SpiritsBay/forecasts/latest/six_day

NW coast

swellmap.com/reg_forecasts.php?tag=Ship

Go to yosurfer.com for surf reports & forecasts
Next 6 days surf-forecast.com/breaks/ShipwrecksBay-Peaks/forecasts/latest/six_day

NE coast

swellmap.com/reg_forecasts.php?tag=Taupo

Go to yosurfer.com for surf reports & forecasts
Next 6 days surf-forecast.com/breaks/TaupoBay/forecasts/latest/six_day

Piha

swellmap.com/reg_forecasts.php?tag=Piha
CAM surf.co.nz/reports/auckland-west

Coromandel

swellmap.com/reg_forecasts.php?tag=Wmata

Go to yosurfer.com for surf reports & forecasts
Next 6 days at Whangamata Beach surf-forecast.com/breaks/WhangamataBeach/forecasts/latest/six_day
Hot Water
surf-forecast.com/breaks/HotwaterBeach/forecasts/latest/six_day
Also, you could take this as a general note on South Pacific swells:
"best time period for significant swell for Teahupoo, Tahiti during the months of April and May, are during the last two weeks of April and the first week of May."
surfline.com..analysis-of-teahupoos-april-and-may-swell-patterns

02 November 2009

About your Beach

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31 July 2009

Surf Forecasts

We have collected some differing views of surf forecasts.
Bookmark or share the link to this page. Note: that the graphics show the current forecast.
winhelp.com.au/makesurf
Also there is a chart that plots wind and swell aimed toward Sydney..
surfline.com/surfline/charts/chart.cfm
OR to make it easy to share with others:
http://bit.ly/sydwind
When you get to that page press the Loop button on the top right hand corner to see the chart animate up to 120 hours ahead.
Also check out the NZ forecast site that lets you dial-up the best surf:
swellmap.com/sweetspots.php


Finally this WaveWatch gadget is also worth checking out:


Go to wavewatch.com for your local surf forecasts

25 May 2009

30 April 2009

Finding smaller surf in Sydney

Great graphical representation of the forecast at seabreeze.com.au
Start your search for smaller waves at the south end of a Sydney beach (except Bondi), find somewhere out of the wind. Remember that overcast and cold weather should keeps the crowds away.
Heavy rain can be a health problem.
For places you may not have thought about see the Sydney Beach Map: maps.google.com/maps

View Sydney Surf for beginners in a larger map

20 March 2009

Global perspective


This gives you an idea of what the surf is doing at the moment.
Visit the Surfline site for details.

22 February 2009

Seabreeze com au


Sydney forecast

In fact if you need to know what the wind is doing anywhere in Australia, this site has live wind graphs and seven day wind & wave forecasts presented in an easy to read format.

They also have a listing of Second Hand Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Equipment.

01 January 2009

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Our favourite forecast for surf in Sydney (and most of Australia) is:
Seabreeze.com.au

LaJolla is handy for forecasts, you can pick a graphic for anywhere in the world:
lajollasurf.org/gblpac.html

There are links to other nice people that provide
this information:
winhelp.com.au/makesurf
bruce-white.blogspot.com/search/label/forecast


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