A Special Request From Nathan Cool

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Starting January 1, 2020 I no longer provide forecasts for Surfer magazine due to cutbacks at the magazine. After 23 years of providing surf and weather forecasts it's become difficult for media companies (like Surfer) to finance these added services. But I believe this 2-decade-plus tradition should continue. If you would like me to continue my surf and weather forecasts, I will post them on WaveCast.com/socal, but I will need your support.

Through your monthly donations I can continue providing my reports three times per week as I have for more than 20 years. I don't want this to be a subscription service since many may have difficulty paying for this information, and there may be times when you can't pay either. I don't want to hinder providing this information to you and the surf community as a whole. Instead, I feel donations of any amount (monthly if possible) will keep my reports free, while paying for the services necessary to keep them going, and of course compensate me for the many hours I put into analyzing meteorological data to forecast surf, weather and wind in advance.

For more than 20 years I've never taken a day off so I can provide reports each Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, tracking every storm that's formed across the Pacific with swell and weather potential for the west coast. It's been my honor to serve you, and I hope to continue serving you for many more years to come.

I truly wish you all the best. And please remember, no matter what, to smile in the line-up.

Nathan Cool