Thanks Rob, can't believe it's been over two years since this original post. Been pushing forward slowly, but the application is nearing a release state.
Cliff180: no email alerts at the moment, but when we launch there will be email and text message alert notifications.
Our forecast models are taken from the NOAA Wavewatch III global model data that corresponds to the physical buoy GPS locations. The current line chart shows the six-most-prominent swell components.
For a peek at the new look, check out the Buoy Alarm blog, which has forecast outlooks using the new 6-day model bar charts. Here's a link to the latest Southern California forecast: http://bit.ly/qxLHog