Gain a deeper understanding into how wave models work and how to read them.
Keep up to date with the Forecasting lingo.
Welcome to our first installment on meteorology basics: Swell is generated by wind and wind is the result of air pressure.
Coastalwatch's chief swell forecaster, Ben Macartney, scratches beneath the sea surface looking at wave period.
Waves and swells in the open sea travel in a straight line in the direction of the wind that created them. A straight line drawn on a sphere linking any two points is known as a great circle.
The best surf tv show format keeps on rolling!
Nick Carroll: The Terrible Attack at Greenmount Will Blow the Shark Narrative To Pieces, Again
A Statement Regarding Coastalwatch Surf Cams and the Fatal Shark Incident at Rainbow Bay
Watch Soli Bailey Ride Beautiful North Coast Surf and Talk Surfboards, Career, and Growing Up
Sean Doherty: "The Guys at Narrabeen Really Set a Direction in My Life", Mark Richards in 1971
Nick Carroll: The WSL Is Still Planning a Pipe/Maui Kickoff this Hawaiian Winter, but How?
Outrageous Nias, Rasta's Tripped Out Crop Circles Board, and Is Jackson Dorian the Wave Pool Prince?
Watch: Episode 4 of Rivals – Jay Bottle Thompson Hits Go for His Two Hour Burleigh Heat
Interview: West Aussie Shark Survivor, "Those Blokes Are Absolute Heroes and Without a Doubt Saved My Life"
Watch Mick, Parko and More Go to Battle in Episode 1 of New Aussie Surf Show, 'Rivals'
1 - 2 ft - W winds @ 19 knots Windy. Sunny. 12°C, water 18°C
0.5 - 1 ft - W winds @ 19 knots Windy. Sunny. 12°C, water 18°C
1 - 2 ft - WNW winds @ 11 knots Windy. Sunny. °C, water 18°C
For a good chunk of this winter, it seemed like the Vicco crew had become the poor cousins of the surfing world...
Offshore barrels and dreamy setups
Golden hour at perfect Padang Padang - it's been a good week to be in Bali... Photo: Childs
A stoked out portrait of Australian Junior Surfing in the year 2018.
This is Mick Fanning’s take on that crazy incident at J-Bay in 2015 - the most watched moment in surfing history.