Welcome to Hurricane Season! What a great surprise to leapfrog right into our favorite time of year with Tropical Storm Ana giving us a fun run of swell this past week! So, how did it happen? Ana formed as a sub-tropical low coupled with an irregular dip in the jet stream. It is not short lived for these anomalies, as recent as 2012 Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl formed early on, but only to make our season a bit amped out too early. Don’t hold your breathe folks, we are only expected to have 7 or so named storms this year, but at least we’re are off to a fast start! Ana cruised by our swell window throwing us a few bones of fun waves, and then made land fall off the coastal Carolina area with highest sustained winds up to 60 mph. No major damages were reported, and only up to about 7″ of rain in those areas. Back to spring time reality this week, but it’s not totally flat. The remnants of Ana are moving way up into Nova Scotia at present trailing a long low pressure ridge that stretches all the way down the coast into the Gulf states. We will have ridable waves all week into next week from a windswell/groundswell mix! It will mostly be in the waist high range for a majority of the week with a little spike on Friday just in time for the weekend! We will have some super low tides this week so time your sessions right and you can score some fun waves!