July 2, 2021 Nathan Cool
This report is to provide transparency regarding your donations to support my SoCal surf forecast.
After a down month in May, June recovered by slightly exceeding donation goals for the month; however, with such a lag in donations in May, June's donations barely put donation goals into positive territory.
Since donations have been on the razor's edge this year, it's now more important than ever that I ask for your support. The donation goal for all of 2021 is just $27,000 ($2250 per month). This is an incredibly small amount compared to the millions of dollars that some forecast sites get every year from subscriptions. The $27K per-year I'm asking for in 2021 is not enough to live on, but it allows me to keep this 25-year-plus tradition going to provide the SoCal report three times per week.
Readership on WaveCast remained steady with my WaveCast report read about 48,000 times in June; 82,000 page views overall; about 16,000 unique readers; and about 7,300 "regular" readers (who read my report at least once a week).
Total donors since taking subscriptions in 2020 increased slightly in June with about 40 more donors added.
So if you haven't donated yet and you find my report useful, then I'd ask to please consider a donation to make sure this report will continue.
I want to once again thank all of you for continuing to read my report and visit WaveCast as well. Until next time, take care, be safe, and smile in the lineup!