Tracking The Ocean – The World Of Surf Forecasting

This week the beaches of Australia’s East coast have been experiencing the impact of Tropical Cyclone Oma.  This has meant powerful and impressive waves, sending experienced surfers on a hunt for the right spot to match the conditions, and a spectacle for those who feel safer watching from the shore. To find out where the waves are, you need surf forecasters!  We spoke to Coastalwatch Chief Surf Forecaster, Ben Macartney, to find out how you become a surf forecaster, how waves form, and where the waves will hit the East Coast this weekend.  

Image: Wave Forecast Map BoM

Credit: Bureau of Meteorology

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