Thursday, June 20, 2024


About surflook was started at around the turn of the century by founder James Dalton.
The family loves surfing and have over 150 combined years of surfing, swimming and lifeguarding / lifesaving experience with surf trophys dating back to the 1960’s.

La Jolla Cove 1998 El Nino big waves

Some of the family in a 1998 issue of Surfer magazine watching and participating in the big el nino surf at La Jolla cove in southern California.

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The surflook family are 3rd generation California natives that have lived between the Hawaiian islands and California.

HJD surfing in Hawaii 2005

HJD surfing in Hawaii in 2005 on youtube

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Surflook News


“I have developed a new way of predicting wave heights to within less than 1′ standard deviation for a 9 day period based on what I capture from the data dump of numerous ocean buoys.

Data is massaged in microsoft excel and charted for over a weeks worth of data. My method uses less extrapolation and more data. For now I am working with data and creating graphs for the area along San Diego, Ca coast and analyzing the results. Time permitting I will post and share this data and work on a method of sharing this data with the public.”

– James Dalton has its eye on new technology that could revolutionize surf reporting. Reporting could model exactly how, when, and what part of the beach a set of waves will break.



Hananiah James Dalton
Hananiah James Dalton