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Technology, Weather

I Miss 44025

August 8th, 2011 by John Zanussi

If there’s one tool I use and depend on the most to check how the waves are, it’s NDBC buoy station 44025. The National Data Buoy Center has over 1000 buoys in the open waters across the globe and the one that has become a dear friend of mine and a permanent bookmark on my computer since as long as I can remember stopped sending data and hasn’t been heard from in over a week. More »


Tropical Storm Emily

August 3rd, 2011 by John Zanussi

I’ve been tracking Emily since before she had a name and she was just a little tropical wave off the coast of Africa. As a surfer on the east coast, it’s the time of the year where I really start to pay attention to the tropics. I waited to put a post up about Emily until now because I didn’t want to jinx our chance of getting waves and even now I’m still a little worried. Emily is currently weakening as she makes her way over Hispaniola but she’s got the potential to send us some decent swell. More »


Tropical Storm Bret

July 18th, 2011 by John Zanussi

As we get deeper into the summer, we’re going to see activity in the tropics really ramp up, but we may not have to wait much longer for a little preview of what’s to come. That is thanks to newly formed Tropical Storm Bret. More »


2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season

June 1st, 2011 by John Zanussi

June 1st! Today kicks off the first day of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. As it is every year, hurricane season brings the hopes of long period ground swell with warm water and warm air temps for surfers up and down the East Coast. Predictions for this year have also been rolling in and not only are they calling for another above average season but some forecasters are comparing 2011 to the super-active and very deadly 2005 hurricane season. We’ll take a look at these predictions along with let you in on what the 2011 storms will be named below. More »


Hurricane Igor

September 13th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  As of the 11am advisory from the NHC, Hurricane Igor is a very strong Category 4 storm packing winds of 150mph. Most of the east coast should see some decent waves towards the end of this week thanks to Igor. People in Bermuda need to watch this storm very very closely because the current tracks bring Igor very close to the island at Category 3. More »


Tropical Storm Colin

August 3rd, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Okay East Coast, here we go! The third tropical storm of the season is making his way through the southern Atlantic and it’s looking like we’ll see some waves from this storm. Although Colin won’t have the strength we hope for, as the NHC says Colin won’t reach Hurricane status, his track is looking great and it should send a decent shot of swell to much of the east coast. More »


Hurricane Alex

June 29th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  It’s official. As per the 10pm public advisory from the NOAA, the first hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Hurricane Alex. This is also the first Atlantic hurricane in the month of June since 1995. Alex is right on the border of hurricane status, packing winds of 75mph and gusts of 85mph, making him a very weak Category 1. More »


Hurricanes and the Oil Spill: The Facts

June 25th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  With the Atlantic Hurricane season already started and already pumping out some tropical activity, I was curious how any tropical storms moving through the gulf would have an effect on the oil spill. NOAA has put out a simple PDF with some useful info on it that answers some of the questions most would have involving hurricanes and the oil spill. It’s a good thing, because it looks like we’ll see the first named storm of the season, Alex, rolling through the gulf in the coming days. Click through for all the facts from NOAA and a link to download the PDF. More »


Atlantic Hurricane Season 2010

June 2nd, 2010 by John Zanussi

Yesterday was June 1st, and you know what that means right? It was the first official day of the 2010 Hurricane season! While most people living on or near the water on the east coast do not look forward to another summer of intense tropical storms, for us surfers, this is what we wait for all year. Warm water, hot and sunny days, and long period ground swell, what more could you ask for? More »


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