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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:


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:
Area forecast & tides. 2 links to the same place:
Nearshore model:
Warnings & Satellite images for Pohnpei Coastal Waters:
Magic Seaweed Palikir Swell Forecast:

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


What is actually happening:
Surfline Surf Report: Select the other breaks from that page (Palikir pass, Main pass, Mwahnd pass, Central channel & Napali)
Surfline Satellite view:
Magic Seaweed Historical Data February:
Tsunami watch NOAA:


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


Twitter Search Feed on Pohnpei:

Other Sites with information
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

View FSM Surf in a larger map (Easy Pass, Main Pass, Palikir Pass, Freddos, Sondens, Spaghettis, Russell's rights)

Tides in Detail Harbor

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:
to map

Overview Tasman Sea

Sweet spot NZ

I wish other countries, regions & places had this:
On forecast pages use the link to wavefinder

North Tip

Spirits Bay

NW coast

Go to for surf reports & forecasts
Next 6 days

NE coast

Go to for surf reports & forecasts
Next 6 days



Go to for surf reports & forecasts
Next 6 days at Whangamata Beach
Hot Water
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."

02 November 2009

About your Beach

Use this web address: to search over 100 selected websites for surfing information.
Note: If the beach name has more than one word wrap them in quotes.
Refine the results after you have searched by choosing from: videos, forums, maps, forecasts, surfcams, books, up-to-date surf report, SMS surf alert, 2nd hand gear or email surf alert.
The results are drawn from various surfing websites, some covering the globe others focussed only on their area or country.

If your favourite website does not turn up when you expect it, let us know:
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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.
Also there is a chart that plots wind and swell aimed toward Sydney..
OR to make it easy to share with others:
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:

Finally this WaveWatch gadget is also worth checking out:

Go to for your local surf forecasts

25 May 2009

Surf Forecast Australia - La Jolla

On this page you can select which part of the world you want to see, actual and forecast data.

30 April 2009

Finding smaller surf in Sydney

Great graphical representation of the forecast at
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:

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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Surf Forecasts

Our favourite forecast for surf in Sydney (and most of Australia) is:

LaJolla is handy for forecasts, you can pick a graphic for anywhere in the world:

There are links to other nice people that provide
this information:

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