That stuff I ignore...completely. Doesn't bother me a bit. What I DO have to deal with is the dumb masses I encounter at any given time during the day who do watch this stuff and squawk like parrots about it for the next week or two like they are now some sort of authority on whatever the f**k they just watched.
Damn, absolutely spot on.
It's the same way everywhere, from what I hear. People watch something and instantly become experts on the matter. One of my friends even complained that her friend was trying to teach her about something she told her about.
I'm teaching someone to surf (boogieboard)(near enough as we speak
) I like him, he's a good bloke, so I am happy to introduce someone whom I like to an addiction I love....
He's benefitting from my lifetimes accrued knowledge, all the self taught basics, and decades of fanatical pursuit (true labour of love)
reading weather maps/synoptics swell formation and direction, coastline wave shadows, wave refraction, wind direction preferences, tidal effects, rips, etc etc etc etc not to forget the actual act of getting out into the water once you find the waves....
The very second session out in childishly small (almost embarrassing) but fun waves, he starts calling me onto waves (I kid you not), in essence he assumed the authority (because he's starting feeling secure >unthreatened< in the v. tiny waves I have hunted down for him and taken us out into) to direct me on which waves to catch.
My 40 years experience immediately subsumed by his two day old Max Dunning Kruger arrogance (Oh did I mention he's a recent visitor from a teutonic landlocked mittel european country who has spent little to zero time in real ocean).