Seismic blasts off our coast being called earthquakes, atmospheric heat domes and a little blip of nor’east windswell/groundswell whaaaa?!? Mother Nature never holds back the surprises, that’s one of the cool weather nerd things about being a surfer. We’re always looking for the next anomaly that is going to send us some swell, especially on the Right Coast. We never take anything for granted here, and with La Nina finally starting to show her moves on the Atlantic Basin dance floor, it is only a matter of time before she fires off the next spin move!

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First off, after the last front that passed through a ridge of low pressure (causing a lot of chaos in the Midwest through the mid-atlantic region) has now moved into a Bermuda Low window, it will bring us a little spike in surf over the next few days. It has also opened up the atmosphere for an atmospheric heat dome.  As this week progresses, we will see a bridging of these ridges, resulting in one massive dome of high pressure. Beneath this dome, air sinks and warms, resulting in hot temperatures. Under these conditions, thunderstorm activity will become sporadic, so many areas will be dry. These conditions will bring all of the Yanks up north some unbearable temps, but hey, we’re used to this by now. The good thing is it will open up the flood gates for our coveted trade winds to sink their teeth in across the ocean! 

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Tropical Update:

The evolving pattern change that has set up the heat dome over the central U.S., is also leading to a more east-west orientation of the sub-tropical high and ridge line over the Atlantic — with deep easterlies now starting to extend across the entire tropical Atlantic region. In addition, the deepening easterlies have led to a decrease in deep-layered wind shear to typical mid-summer levels, just as the strongest Tropical Waves of the season have begun crossing Africa (with the first of these waves about to emerge off the west African coast). So, while far from certain, the odds are increasing that one or more tropical cyclones will form by the end of the month and/or during early August. But in the meantime, no significant cyclone development in expected during the next six days. Hang in there folks. According to all the models the “elephants” will start marching soon! Until then, enjoy some fun waist-to-stomach-high surf, and time your tides out right with the full moon and you could score a fun session or two at the right breaks over the next few days!


Wednesday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: WSW winds 5-10 in AM turning ESE 10-15 in PM

Thursday

SURF: 1-2ft+
SWELL: ESE
WIND: WSW winds less than 5 in AM turning ESE 5-10+ in PM

Friday

SURF: *1-3ft*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: NE winds 10-15 all day

Saturday

SURF: 1-2ft+
SWELL: E
WIND: WSW winds less than 5 in AM turning E to ESE 5-10 in PM

Sunday

SURF: 1-2ft+
SWELL: E
WIND: WSW winds 5-10 in AM turning ESE 5-10 in PM

Monday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: E
WIND: WSW winds less than 5 in AM turning ESE 5-10 in PM

Tuesday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: E to ESE
WIND: WSW winds less than 5 in AM turning ESE 5-10 in PM