Things have gone a little quiet to start the spring break season for the locals and the “invaders.” It always happens this time of year, but it really isn’t over for winter until the fat lady sings. A system of interest for the Midwest is brewing that they are calling “Winter’s Last Stand” up north. With the remnants of the last big low well offshore, and a high pressure system sitting in the Gulf, it is prime conditions for a new system of magnitude to ignite, but which way will it go? Will it fizzle away to the north or push down into the Mid-Atlantic region sending us new swell? We’ll keep a close eye on this progression over the next few days as we approach the weekend forecast.
What we know for sure right now is that we will see a slight increase in surf as this northern front takes place. It will be a long range, smaller scale ground swell with some favorable to unfavorable winds that will be changing through Friday. Again, everything can and will change once things progress, but as of now, this might be the time to make a final winter run down south as it looks to be carried down the Gulf Stream with bigger surf hitting past the Cape with some warmer water conditions. On the home front, there will be some fun little waves, just longer intervals and smaller crafts. Until then, hang tight. For you spring breakers, keep our beach clean and stay out of trouble, well… maybe just a little bit!
SWELL: ESE to ENE
WIND: WSW winds 5-10 + all day
SWELL: ENE to E
WIND: W to WNW winds 5-10 in AM turning NE 5-10 in PM
WIND: winds light and variable out of the N to NW to NE all day
WIND: NE winds 5-10 all day