Nathan Cool

Photographer, Writer

Photography by Nathan Cool

Nathan's work as a professional real estate and architectural photographer is recognized throughout the industry from not only his work in Southern California, but also his best selling books on photography, and his following on social media as well. Using high-end yet cost-effective photography techniques, Nathan applies the same craft used for magazine shoots for not just designers, builders and architects, but also for realtors listing their properties on the MLS. Nathan's photography spans into other genres as well such as custom portrait work, product photography, and occasional fine art projects.

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Nathan has been a writer and forecaster since 1996 for Surfing magazine, Surfer magazine, WetSand, GrindTV, and WaveCast. Since the mid 90s Nathan has tracked every Pacific storm system that brought surf to the west coast of the U.S., Hawaii, and Central America. Nathan has been a senior level software engineer and systems architect developing automation software for wave, weather, and wind prediction as well, and worked on the redesign of NOAA's Weather Radio broadcast alert system. Nathan's most popular forecast continues to be his surf report for Southern California on WaveCast, which is typically updated each Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

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

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