Tharrr she blows! Winter has finally arrived, and she’s packed a punch this week. We’ve had some solid Nor’east conditions all week as predicted. If this were summertime, we’d be naming this system moving off the coast as we speak. Stay tuned though, because more activity is on the way, as we get a little break from this wintery pulse before the next waiting period begins.
As the current system spins off into the Atlantic, we should expect solid waist-to-chest-high surf with bigger sets through Saturday. After we catch the tail of a trailing system over the Eastern Seaboard in the next 48 hours, we will see a shift in swell direction with a brisk offshore wind behind it, but a nice buildup of stacked up ground swell to mellow out on after thumping conditions this week. If you’re looking for that last gas window to charge down south to warm up, now is the time, but the waves will still be pumping at the home breaks!
After a little warm-up Saturday and Sunday, it will turn a little chilly at the beginning of next week for a few days. With microwave swell and sunny skies, you don’t want to miss out, so make sure you beef up your wetsuit game if you haven’t already by visiting your local surf shop. It’s also a good time to bust out that retro shape or the winter lull log to slide into a few. Surfs Up! Get out there and charge it, and we’ll check in once we’re off the water in a few days for an update!
WIND: light NNW winds in the AM less than 5 turning NE 10-15 the rest of the day
WIND: NE winds 5-10 most of the day turning light S less than 5 late in PM
SWELL: E to ENE
WIND: NNW winds 5-10+ all day
WIND: WNW winds 10-15 all day