- 07/06/2008 at 12:21 am #6611
Just paid for the commercial version of Swellmap.com and I like what I see. Much more detail then Marineweather which has not been overly accurate for me.
For $7 a month, I believe it would pay for itself. Considering I often pay $50 in petrol to reach a fishing spot only to find that it is to rough to easily fish. I got a whole year (or maybe rest of year) subscription for $39.
Would let you guys know if it proves to be accurate.07/06/2008 at 10:19 pm #10670HookLineSinkerParticipant
Will be good to know how you get on with that, as i know to well the frustration from leaving blenheim with no wind at all only to head down the coast and find either big noreast swells or southerly swells that are way not fishable or on the other hand to have a heap of wind here in town only to hear from friends that the sea was flat the weekend before.
A good one would be today after knowing the southerly front went through what does the software say about the swell today (ps no need to tell us as youve paid for the software so keep that as your advantage aye heads up )07/06/2008 at 10:51 pm #10671
Not planning on going down this weekend. Going to the Sounds instead.
At Awatere mouth today.
.5m swell with .5m chop. Wave period only 5 seconds.
.8m swell with .2m chop. Wave period is 13 seconds.
It even has a estimate for Sea Surface tempaerature. Going to take me a while to work out how accurate it is.
From past experience, I have found after a weak southerly the saltlakes area can be calm.26/09/2008 at 5:41 am #11032
Swellmap is now free to use
It is a great service and quite accurate.07/01/2009 at 3:43 am #12081HookLineSinkerParticipant
Another website that most may know about but i just come across it today its on the same lines as swellmap
http://www.marineweather.co.nz07/01/2009 at 4:02 am #12082
Use to use it before finding swellmap, but I have no confidence in marineweather. Swellmap rarely gets it wrong.
Another good page is http://www.predictwind.com, but the the free trial is about to end and it is expensive to subscribe ($100+ a year), it is targeted towards sailers which probably explains the cost. But the info is good. I have been known to check Predictwind during a norwester at home, checked the signs and notice it is calm by 7pm, arrive to the sounds for perfect conditions Going to miss it.
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