... time to retire
My first surf reports and weekend forecasts were broadcast live from Canaveral Pier over WKKO radio back in 1970.
Link to story... My 1st Surf Reports
I launched my DAWN PATROL EYE BALL VISUAL AND DETAILED ANALYSIS website in 1999.
In 2002 Florida Today began publishing my weekend surf forecasts every Friday.
And for a short time I reported on a local cable show.
My reports were eventually picked up by a dozen other publications.
I just don't wanna do it anymore.
I just wanna surf
I tried my best to learn how to read weather maps and satellite imagery to forecast when and where waves would form.
I watched swell and wind strengths and their respective directions,
Today there are plenty of on-line tools providing all levels of surf forecasting.
I had several favorites, but I paid close attention to our two near-shore NOAA buoys to help determine current wave variances all along Brevard County beaches.
Buoy 41113 ... 2 mile buoy
Buoy 41114 ... Ft Pierce buoy
I hope my reporting and my best effort attempts at forecasting have been helpful.
I enjoyed doing it all these years.
I'm now watching indicators to plan my next surf session