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Re: Ok im a little new at surfing so i have a question?
— by ItsNotPhatItsObese ItsNotPhatItsObese
Sorry it took so long we were on a surfing trip.

Essentially it's a way to gauge the swell before it reaches the shore. If it's breaking a certain height and direction it helps you predict where the surf will be better or of what quality it will be. Every buoy vs. shore relationship is different though, so you kind of half to feel it out based on distance from shore etc. etc.

Any specific buoy you're looking at?