After a fast a furious start of hurricane season 2016, things have gone back to the flat season blues. But, after a week of Lake Atlantic, we have some swell on the horizon! A long-range front is stalling over the Mid-Atlantic region and gaining some steam, which will bring us a nice summertime nor’easter that will start blowing through late Saturday through Sunday and Monday. With a high-pressure system steering in the Gulf, a heat wave in the west and a dip in the jet stream from Canada come Monday, this system is going to funnel right into our window sending us a punchy windswell/groundswell combo right in time for Father’s Day!
Speaking of Father’s Day! Now is the time to get out to your local surf shops to stoke dad out with some great gift ideas! How about a new pair of baggies or flops, or maybe a pair of new shades? Or, if you want to go big, maybe surprise dad with a new shred stick from the huge summer selections pouring into the surf shops weekly right now. Also plan on taking dad out to brunch at one of our favorite local establishments to cap it off! For the dads, and all other surfers, we’ll have a building swell filling in late Saturday, it will get sporty on Sunday with some honking winds and rippy conditions, but if you really want to get wet, we’re fortunate to have a spot that can hold these conditions. We should have chest-to-head-high and overhead surf Sunday, Monday with some offshore cleanup conditions into Tuesday!
Tropical Update: Things aren’t looking up for the tropics at present, but there is a small system brewing in the southwest Gulf. This tropical wave is currently forming over the Yucatan Peninsula. Any major development of this system will be slow as it is forming very close to land and upper level winds are marginal. Moving westward at only 10 mph it should move over the Bay of Campeche into the SW Gulf by Sunday. Current stats are giving it only a 10 percent chance of development, but we’ll keep our eyes on it for further movement. There are some blips on the radar starting to appear off Africa, which we’ll start to aggressively watch as the season progresses!
SWELL: E to ENE
WIND: ENE winds 5-10 most of the day with gusts up to 15
WIND: NE winds 15-20 + all day
WIND: NE winds 5-10 all day
WIND: W to WNW winds 5-10 in AM turning W to SW less than 5 in PM