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  • Which is better… Surfline, MagicSeaweed, surf-forecast, swellnet ?

    Posted by Bryan.84 on April 27, 2020 at 1:25 am

    Surfline, MagicSeaweed, surf-forecast, swellnet, which give the most accurate surf forecast? Face With Monocle

    Randall replied 11 months, 4 weeks ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Karina

    April 30, 2020 at 1:49 am

    Hi !

    From what I’ve experienced through the years, it seems like some websites are better for some parts of the world than others. When I started to surf in Australia, local surfers told me to use Willyweather to analyze swells and wind direction… It was indeed a lot more accurate than the big websites like Surfline or MagicSweaweed, and I had never heard about it before…

    Personally I pay for Surfline Premium, just because it gives me a long term forecast, so I can plan my trips a bit more ahead (even though their long term forecast is far from always being correct, it usually still gives me an idea if a decent swell is on the way. No matter what website you use though, consider that it’s like the weather forecast. Mistakes are common, especially for long term forecasts.

  • Adith

    May 25, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Ikrrrrr idk I like themmm allllll

  • Terry

    September 18, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    I’m fairly certain the Mexican travel gurus pay Surfline for inflated forecasts. I use Surfline for the cams, Surf-forecast is usually spot on with wind predictions and I like their energy data, Magic Seaweed for where I surf seems to be the most accurate for wave size info.

  • Randall

    December 11, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    I use 3 sites.

    – Surf-forecast, (tends to exaggerate), wind is only in 5mph increments, like the strength measurement

    – Magic Seaweed, like the wind forecasting

    – DeepSwell, https://deepswell.com/, tends to be more realistic in wave size, like the simplicity of the forecast, just 2 metrics for the day, a range for the wave size, and a morning wind speed/direction and an afternoon wind speed/direction.

    I visit each site in order as listed above to get a feel for the day. I primarily rely on Deep Swell for the final decision to go or not to go. I live 45 – 50miles away, so I must be judicious.


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