Nathan Cool

Photographer, Meteorologist, Writer, Engineer,
and all-around nice guy.

To live is to be many things,
and love them all.

Photography by Nathan Cool

I have a passion for many things, and of the most dear to me is photography. I currently do real estate, portrait, and product photography, as well as occasional fine art projects.

Go to Nathan Cool Photo for more.

Meteorology & Forecasting

Nope, that's not a picture of me, but it is the magazine I write for a few days a week.

I've been a forecaster since 1996 and I've tracked every Pacific storm system since then that's brought surf to the west coast of the U.S., Hawaii, and Central America. I founded, worked for and GrindTV, and most recently I'm a contract meteorolgist for I've developed automation software for wave and wind prediction as well.

My most popular forecast still to date is for Southern California, which is updated each Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

And, I also wrote one of the first comprehensive books on surf forecasting, The WaveCast Guide to Surf Forecasting, and I give regular talks at Loyola Marymount University as well.

Software Engineering

Besides having a passion for photography and meteorology, I've been a senior level software engineer and systems architect for over 25 years. Recently I was the Chief Software Architect for Music Mastermind, where I architected and developed a cloud-based music streaming infrastructure. I also worked in senior capacities on projects for the National Weather Service, Kia Motors, WebMD Business Services, and Spirent Communications. And way back in the day, I was also a mechanical engineer, proficient with not just using AutoCad, but also writing software for machines using it. I love engineering and everything tech...always have, always will.


And in my spare time, I've written a few books here and there.

Hello, hello, hello!