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Surfers honor memory of wave forecaster, Sean Collins

Surfing, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, California

Today, HUNDREDS of surfers from around the world paddled to a circle in calm waters off Huntington Beach, and off Hawaii’s North Shore, Tavarua Island, and China in memorials to the revolutionary wave forecaster and founder of surfline.com (1), Sean Collins, who died of a heart attack at age 59 on December 26 in Newport Beach. Collins’ sons Tyler and A.J. joined the memorial at Huntington Beach. Collins transformed surfing by developing a proprietary method to monitor ocean swells.

The forecasts made by Collins were so well respected that surfline.com was monitored by “…lifeguards, surf companies, television and movie crews, and even the U.S. Coast Guard and National Weather Service.” Surfline.com gets 1.5 million hits each month! Collins was named one of Surfer magazine’s 25 most influential surfers of the 20th century, and he was inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach in 2008.

According to the L.A. Times:

“Surfers paddled to calm waters, sat in a circle atop their boards and celebrated Collins’ contributions to the sport with stories and memories.”

According to surfline.com, Collins recently had this advice for novice surfers:

“Follow your passion, try to be a really good person and a good judge of character and then just surround yourself with a great team and really good people. Add lots of luck and all kinds of great things can happen!”

Good advice for anyone….

-Bill at

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