Do we have a Powerful Ground Swell approaching next week? You Bet!
The size of the swell waves may not be big, but we do have a chance at having Powerful Period with waist to stomach high waves? Why? Look at the Period chart image. (2nd image)
The swell is coming from the Southeast (Caribbean), and even though it only shows 2 to 3 foot swell waves, the fetch of the period is what excites me. (fetch is the distance in miles that a swell stretches from Point A to Point B, if u will) And the fetch is a lot wider than the distance from Key West to Cape Cod as the crow flies. And what I really like, is how uniform and thick the bands of the swell period are shown in the color changes.
Anyhow, we’ll see what happens.
NOTE: I just added the line so those, new to surf charting jargon like fetch, could see the visual. I don’t mean to insult the Intelligence of the rest of you :)
And yes, the swell looks like it may be closer to chest high, even with 2-5 mph onshore winds Tuesday afternoon. If the models hold up :) And Wednesday, or the following day, could be solid offshore glass in the 3 foot at 9 second range, which could easily be stomach to chest high or better in Satellite anyhow !