President, Chief Surf Forecaster, and Founder of Surfline.com, Collins was the first person to accurately forecast swells on a regular basis in the ’70s and early ’80s. A surfer, sailor and self-taught meteorologist, he pioneered and created the first ongoing surf forecast available to the surfing public via Surfline and 976-SURF in 1985. He developed the very first live “Surfcam” in 1996, the precedent for the worldwide camera network available on Surfline.com today. Collins was named one of the “25 Most Influential Surfers of the Century” by Surfer Magazine in the summer of 1999 and the “8th Most Powerful Surfer in the Surf Industry” by Surfer Magazine in the summer of 2002.
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