As the final days of Hurricane Season 2015 tick away, we build our high hopes for a good winter season ahead! We deserve one after the weak season we survived through during the summer months up until now. Historically, after a long El Nino season, they predict a brisk winter, but we build thick skin fast as long as we gear up and get ready for northern swells.

We’ve had some record warm temps so far this November, but things are about to change really soon, especially within the states to the north of us, but that will bode well for winter swell. Expect to see the changing season producing storms. With this last dose of minute swell we got, the Mid-Atlantic states saw some pretty epic waves. As the season creeps along, systems shift south, as well as the waves.

As this large system crosses the country, temps will begin to drop, wind will begin to pick up and a small taste of micro swell will quickly build into a nice nor’easter by week’s end! How much of a swell producer it will be is still to be determined, but we’ll keep our eyes on the radar and have a weekend update coming as the swell progresses. Now is the time to get to your local surf shops to buy your new extra layers for both on and off the water. New styles are coming in daily, and to beat the holiday rush you need to get on it fast. If they don’t have your perfect fit stocked, there is luckily plenty of time to place a custom order now before it gets cold.

The submissions are in! Who will be the BIG WINNERS this year? Find out by attending the event at Salt Life Food Shark on November 25! Visit www.saltlifefoodshack.com/big-wave-challenge for more details.

James Walker


THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY 

SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: winds light and variable in the AM turning more SE 5-10 in PM

SUNDAY

SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: E to NE
WIND: light NW winds early turning NE 5-10+ the rest of the day