Fun building swell from Ol’ Flo all week with the “Main Event” on tap for Thursday, Florence strengthened, then weakened, then intensified to what may prove to be one of the most devastating storms in history. Models from early in the week showed the storm making landfall and then wiggling south, which had many of us opening our eyes a little wider. Many updated models have a more straight forward track towards the Carolinas.

This storm is so wide that the recent pics from NASA ISS had to use a wide-angle lens. The blocking high pressure system to the north has been the major steering factor of Flo, but it looks like after some sketchy runs the last 24 hours, she going to fall right into our window and give us some cranking swell. We can expect 6-8′ surf through Thursday with favorable winds. The swell fades after Florence makes landfall into Friday, but more background swell is expected to fill in this weekend. Sending good thoughts to all the folks in the Carolinas. Keep your eyes on the radars, as things can change daily.

Two more storms are hanging out in the Atlantic, but expected to fade away. Next on tap is Isaac! This storm has a big head of steam and is heading much further south. Early forecasts show it curving up towards the Gulf but it’s still too far out to tell for sure. We’ll be back on line once she makes landfall with new updates on all systems.

THURSDAY
SURF: *5-8ft*
SWELL: E (14-18 secs!)
WIND: N to NW winds in AM 5-10 turning more NW 5 or less in PM

FRIDAY
SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: ENE
WIND: W winds 5-10 all day

SATURDAY
SURF: 1-3ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: W to WNW winds 5-10 all day

SUNDAY
SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: WSW winds 5-10+ all day

MONDAY
SURF: *2-4ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: SW winds in AM 5-10 turning SE 5-10 in PM

TUESDAY
SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: SW winds in AM 5-10 turning SE 5-10 in PM

WEDNESDAY
SURF: 1-3ft
SWELL: E
WIND: SW winds 5-10 all day