Offshore forecast

Old 09-24-2019, 03:30 PM
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What marine forecasting apps and websites are folks using for the offshore forecasts here in NC/Wilmington area?
Old 09-24-2019, 03:53 PM
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I use the wind finder app and then upgraded to pro. Pretty consistent
Old 09-24-2019, 04:21 PM
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Does it give swell height and interval?
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Reef cast is great, I love the graphs. 2.99/month and it is super accurate.
Old 09-26-2019, 05:19 AM
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I use reefcast and fishweather. I have the upgraded fishweather app which is I think 4 or 5 bucks a month. I can't remember. It has the navionics charts on there which is nice when you want a forecast for your specific area of fishing. I have found that long term reefcast is better but fishweather is very accurate with 48 hours. Real accurate within 24 when it comes to wind shifts or when the wind will pickup. It is typically on the money.
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as much as NOAA sucks at fisheries management, they've been pretty spot on for the forecasts off Oregon Inlet lately.
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Good info to have here.
Old 09-26-2019, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Wojo910 View Post
Does it give swell height and interval?
yes it does. after you've gone through the site if you decide you like it you can make an account (free) and customize your preferences.
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no matter what app, you have to pay attention to a number of things. Its not just the ever popular wave height and period.
Wind speed, wind gusts. Wind direction. all that plays BIG when you are looking at boating.

I'm looking at windfinder for inshore sunday and it shows 1.5-1.9 all day with period going from 11s up to 16s. Sounds great right? well, its going to start the day at 7kts then finish at 17knts with gusts to 21kts.
In other words, its going to be a snotty ride home.

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