OK, I have been wasting my time turning up to the break only to find unsurfable tiny mush when MSW is saying 5ft swells and the local buoy swell is giving 7ft.
Then i noticed the swell breakdown option on MSW and it tells me that wind swells makes up most of the total swell with a dominant swell of only 1ft or so.
How does the wind swell calculation work - does this tend to give really variable wave height results if this is dominant? Should I be concentrating mainly on what the dominant swell?
Any tips on reading the forecast a little better would be much appreciated - it will reduce my carbon footprint by half