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my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:13 pm
by plappers
Hello

if anyone is interested in forecasting please read me

chartpawn.blogspot.com

thanks

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:45 pm
by Ferral
nice.. i like it.. and i like the forecast 8)

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:36 pm
by Poo Stance
Hi, my names Poo Stance and I'm a chart addict.

I knocked this up the other week. You need to put the two together in some sort of word publisher (any better suggestions?).

SURF - UK Buoy Map small.jpg
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If you put them in word - click on the compass picture, then open the toolbox and click 'choose transparent colour', then click on the white background of the compass. You should now be able to drag the compass over the wave buoy locations and still see the map below. And if you increase the size of the compass you have some kind of surf tool which is probably quite useless.

Anyway. If you're using the WWWIII spectral bulletins (http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/WEB_P/ ... 62107.bull) you can hash out a rough idea of where the bulk of the swells are heading.

What I really wanted when I started fiddling with this was a mouse pointer graphic of a compass with the degrees on it. This ended up being easier to do.

Anyway, if anyone wants the slightly larger pics PM me with your email.

And what happened to MSW nearshore charts?

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:41 am
by Poo Stance
Just had a play around with something called http://www.image-maps.com/
and knocked this map up, but with clickable links to the available WWIII forecast bulletins.
UK&FRANCE Buoy map.jpg
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If anyone wants a copy PM me your email addy and i'll send you over the .html file so you can run it in your browser.
It's all info thats on NOAAs website anyway but for some reason their map doesn't have clicky links to all the buoys and it also needs to load the graphics as well. So this is a wee bit more user friendly. In all about 25-30 buoys listed.
Is this legal?
If anyones got a website they want to run this on I have the code image-maps created and can give you the .jpg to host as well.
Here's an example of what the links look like... http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/WEB_P/ ... 62107.bull
Thanks again to who-ever it was who 1st posted links to this data. Been my saviour since MSW took away the swell track.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:01 pm
by Poo Stance
So nobody wants my master piece? Jeez, and I went through all that trouble.

Anyway, just in case your scared to give me your email addy. Or you think the file I'm gonna send you is gonna blow up your lappy... I've gone and put the map up on my 'blog'.

http://poomanchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/ ... -came.html

There are about 7 buoys that you can't click on because NOAA don't do bulletins for them. Hope it displays ok for you and you find it useful. Be good to get some feed back. I'm thinking of doing this for all the bulletins they do for worldwide buoys.

And, yes, I know the blog is a pile of pants.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:17 am
by mountain man
plappers wrote:Hello

if anyone is interested in forecasting please read me

chartpawn.blogspot.com

thanks



Not exactly accurate though unfortunately. Example - 31st July "My advice would be to head for the west coast of Portugal and hope the nortada or what ever it is called isn't too strong, because there ain't going to be waves here for at least a week"

Trouble is yesterday was PUMPING and it looks like there will be head high and over waves the rest of the week.



Good try though....

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:02 am
by mal-nourished
i have the best method of surf forecating i keep it simple i take it on a day to day basis i eyeball the sea and use my instinct even in the water you can feel how a swell is working and using your knowledge of beaches and tides voila result...only really works locally so not for everyone... :-)

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:15 am
by ATTMFKH
mal-nourished wrote:i have the best method of surf forecating i keep it simple i take it on a day to day basis i eyeball the sea and use my instinct even in the water you can feel how a swell is working and using your knowledge of beaches and tides voila result...only really works locally so not for everyone... :-)


aye but you've got one of the best 'surf forecasting windows' I've ever seen in your living room. If there's white water breaking off the lighthouse then there's a rideable wave ........ simples 8)

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:58 am
by mountain man
mal-nourished wrote:i have the best method of surf forecating i keep it simple i take it on a day to day basis i eyeball the sea and use my instinct even in the water you can feel how a swell is working and using your knowledge of beaches and tides voila result...only really works locally so not for everyone... :-)



Yep, that's pretty much what I do and as you say is probaly the best method.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:55 pm
by Philshoz
mountain man wrote:
mal-nourished wrote:i have the best method of surf forecating i keep it simple i take it on a day to day basis i eyeball the sea and use my instinct even in the water you can feel how a swell is working and using your knowledge of beaches and tides voila result...only really works locally so not for everyone... :-)



Yep, that's pretty much what I do and as you say is probaly the best method.


Ditto guys.

It's a great place to be if you have worked hard to achieve this and go surfing when you want

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:22 pm
by plappers
...it wasn't a forecast for wales though was it turdbreath.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:32 pm
by mountain man
plappers wrote:...it wasn't a forecast for wales though was it turdbreath.


Nice measured response there. However, I was speaking of the SW of the UK and there's been surf all week, I never mentioned Wales, why do you think I did?
Check surf reports of Devon and Cornwall if you want to know what's actually been happening in the actual sea as opposed to your armchair.

Anyway, the fact is your ahem "forecast" was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off. Just man the fuck up and admit it.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:53 pm
by plappers
Why have you got such an axe to grind? - Negativity is always going to get a tongue lashing from me old man and from what I've seen and heard, there have been waves here and there but its been far from pumping - southwesterly winds for the most part and various degrees of sloppiness.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:00 pm
by mountain man
plappers wrote:Why have you got such an axe to grind? - Negativity is always going to get a tongue lashing from me old man and from what I've seen and heard, there have been waves here and there but its been far from pumping - southwesterly winds for the most part and various degrees of sloppiness.


No axe to grind whatsoever, I just responded to being called turdbreath which was totally uncalled for.

Bottom line is if you post up forecasts and they are not accurate then surely you can expect to be called up for it. Which is all I did by stating it was not entirely accurate as there is and has been surf since Tuesday.
Various reports from Cornhole and Devon today giving 3-5ft, where I was was solid 4-6ft and clean.

Keep up the good work.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:43 pm
by plappers
hahaha its howling onshore by the looks of things and a right old mess, so clearly you haven't got a clue what you are on about donkey dick.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:03 pm
by mountain man
plappers wrote:hahaha its howling onshore by the looks of things and a right old mess, so clearly you haven't got a clue what you are on about donkey dick.



Oh dear, more insults from the asswipe who pretends to forecast surf. Where I surfed which will remain nameless was solid overhead and CLEAN cross offshore and as the tide dropped got nicely hollow.

Anyway, the whole point of this was to show you that there has been waves all week whereas your so called forecast said there'd be NONE. Disregarding the actual shape/cleanness of face etc there's been surf all week. Care to dispute that FACT?

Stick to London, there's enough weekend warriors around as it is. I expect the very rare occasion you venture to the beach you've got your boardies over your wetsuit and stride manfully out with Bic firmly under puny arm prior to flailing around in the white water.

Perhaps you'd better take your own advice and fuck off to Portugal, maybe your guesses, erm, "forecast" would go better if done in another language.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:10 pm
by plappers
No axe to grind whatsoever

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

you sound bitter my friend

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:14 pm
by mountain man
plappers wrote:No axe to grind whatsoever

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

you sound bitter my friend


Nope, you started this childish spat so I responded. Why should I have an axe to grind? As far as I can recall this is the first time I have replied to a post by you or even heard of you so how can I have an agenda? I just think you realise you fucked up your forecast got found out but won't admit it.
Anyway, Olympics on so I'm off for a spot of sofa surfing, you're probably world class at it....

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:19 pm
by Black
Just to let folks know, tonight was one of the best days of the year on the north Cornish coast in my opinion. Just stating a fact not taking sides but it seems to be an issue.

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:21 pm
by danny1
embarrassing

Re: my new corner of the web

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:56 am
by mal-nourished
i dont think that surf forecating can ever be truly accurate as it stands for the reason sandbars rips and other factors are allways going to come into play ....how many times have peeps on here built themselves up on the promise of a epic swell to be then frustated trying to find a sufable wave or bank ....people like myself who have local knowledge find this scenario a lot travelling surfers must find this even more so...forecasts are good tools for getting a indication of imminent swells but im still of the opinion to get it right on a daily basis for every spot iis a big ask but great than people like ben and plappers are trying ro improve all the time the accuracy.... 8) also i agree wirh mountain man and black on the fact there has still been good days durung the wave drought period and some spots in this area have been all time but very short lived so again a good local knowledge or jiust... good luck has paid off for some.. 8)