What a great run of surf we had during that Arctic Blast. The swell has tapered, and while it wasn’t as epic as what was received down south of the Cape, it was still pretty darn fun if you were willing to suit up.

And about down south: For those who made the journey (like Void contributing photog, Scott Cretul), there were warm barrels all the way down to the fickle reaches of South Beach. We can only imagine the images that will be pouring in from the Caribbean in the weeks to come.

Anywho, what could be cooler than an Arctic Blast? How about a Polar Vortex! Sounds pretty cool, right? Really, really cold for the poor folks up North–and they are expecting some record plunging temps over the course of the week. We’re going to get chilly here, too. So what the heck is a Polar Vortex, you may wonder? Basically, the top of the Earth is like an old dudes bald head and the Polar Vortex is like a wobbly toupee and it is there year round depending on the seasons and axis of the Earth. Occasionally the the toupee wobbles a little too much into our jet stream and breaks off a chunk of cold air mass that gets thrown our way. Tons of honking cold air mowing down through Canada sweeping all the way across the Midwest and onward toward the Atlantic Coast. This means harsh conditions ahead up north with some winds in the upper Great Lakes regions clocking in at 80-90 mph with snow and all kinds of not so fun stuff.

For us, it’s almost the same setup of predictable weather patterns the experts have been preaching coming into our Arctic Blast last week. The major difference in this front is that it is more wind driven, and isn’t going to give us that little wobble in the ocean like the last one did. Still, we will have some rebuilding, chilly, windswell later this week with some slightly warming temps towards Superbowl Sunday, with favorable winds for some of our setups here in the 904. Should be smaller and ridable most of the week if you want to freeze your buns off. And if they have been freezing maybe it’s time to get into your favorite local surf shop to upgrade your rubber to a 4/3 while supplies last.

TUESDAY
SURF: *2-4ft*
SWELL: ENE
WIND: SW winds 5-10 all day

WEDNESDAY
SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ENE
WIND: N to NW winds 10-15 all day

THURSDAY
SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ENE
WIND: NE 10-15 all day

FRIDAY
SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: SE
WIND: NE 5-10 all day

SATURDAY
SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: NE 10-15 all day

SUNDAY
SURF: *2-4ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: NE 10-15 all day

MONDAY
SURF: *1-3ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: E winds 5-10 all day