Argument for changing the surf report name for "Middleton" to "South Coast"

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JJD started the topic in Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 3:12pm

The daily photos oftentime are of Chiton, and Waits and Parsons are mentioned regularly in the report. Just a thought. Sorry for bad writing.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 9 Feb 2019 at 6:41am

It's a fair point, and to be honest something we decided to do a while back (but haven't got around to implementing). There's a few other regions that need to be renamed too (i.e. 'Cabarita' should be 'Tweed Coast').

However, the reasoning it's called Middleton is because it's associated with the forecast data point of the same name, which is different to Waitpinga (which picks up more size). It's just the way our database was set up: we couldn't have a Victor Harbor forecast point because technically there are no surfing beaches there.

However, with so many 'South Coasts' across the country we initially thought we needed to be more specific. As such we'll probably just label the surf report Victor Harbor in the future - we just need to make some adjustments to the databse to allow for the new system.

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JJD commented Saturday, 9 Feb 2019 at 8:19pm

Thanks for the reply Ben that makes sense.