This post previews a python-based SMS bot I built that sends users updates on surf spot conditions. This will mostly describe the process at a high level. Low level implementation details can be found in the github repo.
Most surfers are on top of their local spot conditions, knowing when the next swell and wind window will be. But sometimes life gets in the way and we miss a much needed session. We get busy and forget that there might be favorable conditions or maybe we just miscalculate the upcoming surf data. Surf forecasting is, after all, a difficult task.
Machine Learning Scientist by day, Surfer by day