Donation Progress
September 1, 2023

This report is to provide transparency regarding your donations to support my WaveCast report.

After a downward trend, donations rebounded in August to help put the yearly donation goal back on track.

There are still a few more months to go to reach the yearly goal, but I'm extremely grateful that so many of my readers helped support my WaveCast report so far this year.

As you may know, to support my WaveCast report I ask for less than 0.3% of what some forecast sites pull in every year from required subscriptions. While some bigger forecasting sites rake-in tens of millions of dollars, my ask is a mere drop in the bucket, barely enough to make it worthwhile. My entire donation goal for the year to support my WaveCast report is just $30,000 ($2500 per month). That 0.3% goal is minor in comparison, but it compensates my time with a balance to help you as well.

For almost 30 years now, I've tracked every storm across the Pacific affecting SoCal's waves and weather. But since the closures of Surfing and Surfer magazines a few years ago — who used to pay me to do this report — I wanted to keep this report alive since literally thousands of surfers asked me to do so. I felt that if I kept the donation goal to a bare minimum to merely compensate me for the time I have to divert away from my other work, that a small revenue stream would keep this report afloat. So far it has, I hope it continues, but it requires your financial support.

So please remember that I'm not the one keeping this report alive — you are. Your donations are what allows this report to continue. So if you haven't donated recently and you find my report useful, then I'd ask that you consider a donation to keep this report going.

I want to thank everyone who has donated to keep this nearly 30-year-old report alive! Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the lineup!

Nathan Cool