Surfline and Magic Seaweed (2024)

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Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by BoMan » Sun Apr 16, 2023 7:21 pm

Surfline has acquired Magic Seaweed and will offer 5 days of forecast data for folks who do not want a premium account. (~$100/yr) Magic Seaweed was free and more accurate for my favorite spots so I will look for new forecast sites. What do you think?


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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by oldmansurfer » Mon Apr 17, 2023 3:23 am

That sucks.

So what is worse.... dying or regretting it for the rest of my life? Obviously I chose not regretting it.


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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by Geezer » Mon Apr 17, 2023 5:17 am

I dumped them a few years ago when they started charging fir surfcam access. I use an app now that is decently accurate so long as you kniw what you’re looking for; DM me if you want to know what it is.

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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by jaffa1949 » Mon Apr 17, 2023 7:23 am

Don‘t fret too much there will be a new rush of surf prediction App asking for surveys in shoredump soon.

Most old farts should be able to read a weather map and find surf cams themselves! Surfline and Magic Seaweed (7)

I've taken up troll hunting just for fun, instead of a rifle I'll just use a pun! 冲浪爷爷


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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by oldmansurfer » Tue Apr 18, 2023 12:52 am

My local news includes a surf report. It is usually the kind of anticipated surf report based on weather data. It's for Oahu so not exactly the same as Kauai but close enough.

So what is worse.... dying or regretting it for the rest of my life? Obviously I chose not regretting it.


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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by oldmansurfer » Tue Apr 18, 2023 1:19 am

I used to try using my sand slide board to bodyboard with most often without fins. The increased effort to catch the waves was hardly worth the increased speed as my sand slide board was just a little faster than bodysurfing. There was a store version available which was similar in shape to my sand slide board except it was spooned out concave deck and convex bottom. This wasn't any better than my sand slide board so for a while I gave up on sand sliding. I regained an interest when I saw people making good use of the boards at my bodysurfing breaks. I went back to my sand slide board and one of the neighborhood kids saw me and offered to loan me his sand slide board which was different from mine. He assured me it was going to be an improvement. He had just started board surfing and didn't use it anymore. The very first wave I caught I flew across the wave at a much more rapid rate than seemed possible. It wasn't that big of a wave, maybe 3 foot face and it looked like it was going to closeout but I made it through all the sections. Suddenly hooked on paipo boarding. I made all my future models based on that design. The later models included a glassed in fiberglass rope handle. Not only was it fast but I got tubed quite often and made it out most of the time. My neighborhood friends took me along with them to go to various surf spots. They guys at the place I surfed the most invited me out to the lineup. Because I was poaching waves inside of them. Because it was a wooden board I could dive all the ways to the bottom and avoid most of the pounding the waves do so I could sit inside of them and catch the waves the let go by. They saw me there and were apparently impressed but I told them I didn't know the rules of the lineup and they said they would instruct me. I am not sure if that was the best decision for me as I was doing pretty well without the invite but at least I go to know the rules of the lineup. One of the surfers who was also a friend said "I didn't know you could do that with a paipo board." I said "Do what?" He answered "You know like what you are doing". I am not sure but I think he was saying he was jealous because I was getting tube on nearly every wave.

So what is worse.... dying or regretting it for the rest of my life? Obviously I chose not regretting it.


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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by BoMan » Tue Apr 18, 2023 5:59 pm

oldmansurfer wrote:My local news includes a surf report. It is usually the kind of anticipated surf report based on weather data.

The 2 Mile Surf Shop published a daily surf report before it burned down in 2020. The owner or his wife hiked to the overlook and wrote with a sense of humor!
https://www.2milesurf.com/surfreport


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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by oldmansurfer » Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:36 pm

OOps sorry Iaid that story on your thread. Meant to put it in the Kauhunas thread. In my defense I am home with covid. Doing well right now but maybe was febrile back then LOL. After all this time I got covid . Well good thing I was vaccinated didn't get too sick.

So what is worse.... dying or regretting it for the rest of my life? Obviously I chose not regretting it.


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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by Naeco78 » Tue Apr 18, 2023 11:24 pm

SurfCaptain seems pretty good

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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by Geezer » Wed Apr 19, 2023 4:24 am

oldmansurfer wrote:OOps sorry Iaid that story on your thread. Meant to put it in the Kauhunas thread. In my defense I am home with covid. Doing well right now but maybe was febrile back then LOL. After all this time I got covid . Well good thing I was vaccinated didn't get too sick.

Take it easy OMS and get well soon.

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Re: Surfline and Magic Seaweed

by PipeDreams » Fri Apr 21, 2023 4:49 pm

Surf-forecast.com works very well for me, and I set it up so every friday they send me a detailed surf forecast over the weekend, whole thing is free with loads of data and really long range forecast (12 or 14 days can’t remember). Highly recommend if it works well where you are

When the wave breaks here, don’t be here. Or you’re gonna get drilled…

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