Way back, before big Gs, I seem to remember "Sumpters Surf Call". Dont know if its still going but remember calling it all the time from the school pay phone. It was one of those pay phones you only had to put 10p in when you wanted to speak, so you could listen to the surf forecast (and any other toll numbers that might take your interest) for free. I remember initially it used to get right on with it, then they put this bit in front that was the slowest talking ever... "Hi....... Welcome... to... surf... call... with... surf... and beach... check... for beaches... in the south... west... followed by headline... surfing... conditions... around the country..."
Then it'd switch tactic and go for a fast ramble about clouds in the sky and fish in the sea, in an attempt to drop in the actual height in such a manner that you missed it and had to call again. Still, that didnt matter from school, we just used to call it again and again.