User-friendly Data Interface
I created this software as a pet project. Being an environmental scientist, surfer, and programmer, I wanted to take a deep dive into predictive modeling of wind, tide, and ocean swell and at the same time build up a full-scale web application, apis, data mapping and data visualization tools. I originally formulated the idea because it was very difficult to get accurate forecasts for southern peru in particular, and I figured there must be a better way to use data to triangulate more accurate results for places that are usually very generalized in global forecast models.
It morphed into a much larger project than I initially envisioned and now represents years of work that I've done in my free time as a hobby, with occasional monetary incentives from those who use the tools in production.
The model provides highly detailed ocean predictions via unique and proven oceanographic algorithms which incorporate direct ocean buoy data
. All contributing swells hitting multiple buoys in each region are used to infer/eliminate/enhance predictions at each specific point along a coastline. We also use the standard Wave WATCH III NOAA model ( used by other surf forecast models in the industry) for foundational control of the formulas. Combining the data sets yields a significantly detailed prediction of ocean conditions.
Since its inception in 2011 purely as a computer program which spat out raw data, Premium Waves has been contracted as a third party software for international organizations and surf contests. Check out the Premium Waves surf forecast for Peru
on South America's largest surfing web portal, OlasPeru.com