The Arctic Blast is coming! Winter Storm Harper is going to wreak havoc on the Midwest and parts of the Northeast over the course of the weekend. It’ll also push the jet stream farther south, which could give our friends in the Virginias and Carolinas some interesting weather. For us, it just means rapidly dropping temps come Sunday and some blustery winds that aren’t going to generate much surf at all. That is until the front matures and passes on into a better swell window with a little southerly rebound next Wednesday!

There’s a long, draping, doubled-up low pressure system with this front stretching all the way up the Eastern Seaboard, but as is often the case during the winter months, the elephants are marching by in the Gulf Stream as we remain tucked in the armpit of the coastal bend. Not trying to tell you to get outta dodge, but even though we’ve had some little waves here this past week, it’s much bigger and warmer down past the Cape and even further to the Treasure Coast. For those that are lucky enough to have some vacay time to charge the Caribbean, now might be an opportune time to buy that plane ticket! So with all that said, we will see a little bump in surf Sunday morning. And it will be cold and quick before the west winds take over. Then as the front progresses into the week we’ll see gradually building surf and a little warmer temps into next Wednesday/Thursday, with some solid waist to chest plus surf and favorable winds. And from The Power of Positive Thinking Department: Many weather experts are predicting a holding pattern for the rest of the winter. But we shall see…

Anyone wanna go to the Abacos!

FRIDAY
SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ENE
WIND: winds light and variable all day less than 5

SATURDAY
SURF: 1ft
SWELL: NA
WIND: light SW winds in AM turning ESE 10-15 in PM

SUNDAY
SURF: *1-3ft* (early AM)
SWELL: ENE
WIND: W to WNW winds 15-20+ all day

MONDAY
SURF: 1ft
SWELL: NE
WIND: NW 10-15 all day

TUESDAY
SURF: *1-3ft*
SWELL: ENE
WIND: ESE 10-15 all day

WEDNESDAY
SURF: *1-3ft*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: SE 5-10 all day

THURSDAY
SURF: *2-4ft*
SWELL: SE
WIND: SW winds 10-15+ all day