With a bit of leftover weather from this past week, plus a little frontal burst over the weekend, we are back to reality for a short time as the Atlantic has gone quiet. As we approach the final weeks of this year’s hurricane season, we can reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly flat spells. Now is the time of year that we start to turn our focus to the north and look for the cold fronts coming down from Canada and other fronts pushing off the Mid-Atlantic producing fall and winter north swell, which always sets up nicely for our swell window.

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On tap for later this week is a legit nor’easter on the way! We have an early season Canadian clipper on the way, and it’s going to pack a punch of weather for the Northern states, sending us a solid couple of days of north windswell/groundswell mix. We can expect small marginal waves the rest of the week, but get the work and schooling done, so you can get waxed up for late Sunday and into Monday! It’s a great time to start planning ahead. Get into your local surf shops now and secure your new suit for the season, it will creep up on us before we know it.

Still got some gas left in your tank for your shot at $5,000? This next swell may produce some sizable surf! There is still time to make your submissions for the biggest documented wave of the season. Visit www.saltlifefoodshack.com/big-wave-challenge for more details.

James Walker


WEDNESDAY

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: WSW winds 5-10 all day

THURSDAY

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: ENE winds 10-15 all day

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: E to ESE
WIND: winds light and variable all day less than 5 from the WNW to N

SUNDAY

SURF: *1-3ft*
SWELL: NE
WIND: NW winds 5-10 in AM turning NE 10-15+ in PM