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Hotswell Beta News

Here you can find out the latest news about the hotswell beta site. This is the place where we'll be letting you know about new features/updates on the site and reporting back on how we're getting on fixing any glitches.

As more and more people use and populate hotswell, you may well see a fair few changes. We won't be going on our surf-breaks and holidays until we're really happy about how hotswell is looking and working. Right now we're signing off the last minute snagging list and then we'll be furiously updating the listings pages.


We have just introduced forecasting accuracy down to Half a Foot, as 6 inches can make all the difference!...
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Every break page has the traditional style table view at a click of a button. To get the Day View click the 'Day Table' button, and to get the Week View click the 'Week Table' button and it will expand all the data. The photo example shows the Week View, notice the current data/time slider selection is shown in orange. You can also click on the time your interested in and the break page will update the Wave, Wind and Tide data....
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Did you know....? with Hotswell.com you can compare all your surf breaks in an area by scrubbing the time line bar (top of photo). See how all the breaks are working and compare them over the next 7 days without leaving the page. You can:-- View the time line slider colour blocks to see the average Rating of all breaks in the area- Sort the breaks by Name, Rating, Wave height and Wind speed with a click of a button. - Click to expand the break for more details- View the satellite photo location of each break- See the large map...
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You can now login to Hotswell with 1 click with our Facebook connect button. Then you can add your favourite surf breaks, upload photos/videos, advertise your old gear in our classifieds and write random surf messages in our surf social....
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This is a snapshot of Constantine Bay from Hotswell.com. All the information on our surf forecasts update by scrubbing a time slider (not shown on photo). The map shows a photo of the break area, on the left is our unique swell compass that shows the swell direction (blue arrow) wind direction (black arrow). When the arrow moves to the optimum swell / wind areas they highlight yellow.On the right the Tide box animates to the selected time/date and shows current tide position, High/Low water lines and tidal direction.Below that the small Atlantic swell charts also animate to follow the currently...
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Did you know?.... you can see the next 7 days forecasts of wind information with a click of a button. Go to our break pages and click ‘Wind View’ to see wind direction, speed, gusts, frequency and Atlantic charts in the context of your surf breaks. You can also click on the Atlantic wind chart to open a larger images and click it again for a large size Atlantic wind chart....
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