Donation Progress
December 1, 2022 Nathan Cool

This report is to provide transparency regarding your donations to support my SoCal surf forecast.

Although donations got a boost in November, donations are still on the razor's edge, just shy of reaching the yearly goal for 2022.

We're almost there! With just a bit more support this year the donation goal will be met, and, like in prior years, any overage will carry into the next year to give 2023 a kick start. The donation goal for 2023 will be just $30,000, which is an incredibly small amount compared to the millions of dollars that some forecast sites get every year from subscriptions. But what I do is not about profit. It's more than that.

For almost 30 years now, without taking any days off (ever) I've tracked every storm across the Pacific that affected SoCal's waves and weather, which is, as you might imagine, quite an effort. But since I also want to provide something for the surf community for not just planning sessions but to keep everyone safe, I have kept the donation goal as low as I can. Still, some donation/revenue is a necessary evil to compensate for my time, which I divert away from my other self-employment endeavors. So please, if you haven't donated yet and you want to see this report continue, then please consider a donation to keep this report alive. You can make it a monthly donation as well to help stabilize the monthly goals.

Remember: I'm not the one keeping this report alive. You are, but only with your support.

As for stats: my SoCal report was read about 64,600 times in November, up from 61,000 in October. There were a little over 94,000 page views overall, up from 89,000 in October. Readership stayed nearly the same with about 18,000 readers.

I want to thank everyone who has donated to keep this nearly 30-year report alive! If you haven't donated yet and you find my SoCal report useful, then I'd encourage you to make a donation today to make sure this report will be there when you need it.

Thank you again everyone! Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the lineup!

Nathan Cool