Do not agree. Forecasters are a factor in crowding, no doubt. There is still a fair amount of effort involved in sussing out a forecast on your own, and sometimes out-doing the web sites, than just spending 5 minutes perusing a site.Donweather wrote: And to be quite honest, there is so much information available on the net these days, that even without surf forecasters, one can make a well educated decision on which days are going to be good. So in today's modern world of the internet, I truly believe that even without surf forecasters, surf breaks will become more crowded.
The previously uncrowded spots are more accessible as people are prepared to make the drive cause the web has spoon fed them.
As Clif says - its all too late. At lease crowds are still minimal here, and there is still respect and decorum. But its a growing issue down here.
What sh1ts me more is the growing need for people to document themselves. The number of tripods and cameras grows exponentially, on even the most mediocre days. Like the tree that falls in the forest with no-one round; if your barrel isn't on video or photoged, did it really happen? were you even there?