Saturday 6 Pm, projected swell. The bright yellow at the bottom is Hurricane Tomas, and above is the Nor'ester as the two converge.

Saturday 6 Pm, projected swell. The bright yellow at the bottom is Hurricane Tomas, and above is the Nor'ester as the two converge.

Big surf coming, with lots of big winds.  We have a battle of the swells going on with the big Nor’easter coming south, and now Hurricane Tomas coming from the SSW.

The projected size jacked up a bunch today for the swell size on Sunday and Monday, because Tomas turned into a hurricane.  Looks like it may become a Cat 2 cane by Saturday Am and then start backing down from there, the hurricane will be only around 600 to 700 miles from Daytona Saturday nite (Cat 1 prob.) , and on Monday (T.S.)  about 1000 miles.  Its showing a 7 to 9 foot swell, with 20 plus NNE winds late Saturday thru Monday, and then backing down all day Monday.   Whats that mean, probably 2 feet plus overhead for us in the North Sunday or Monday.

This is a projected swell size, wind, etc. 🙂    With that said,  with those NNE to N winds,  we of course know of a couple of places to go to minimize the effects of those winds, so there could be some fun waves out there, with absolutely no chance of a drift.     just kidding !  about the drift 🙂

Right now, even though we have substantial swell at the 20 mile to 120 mile buoy, as long as these offshore winds from the cold front keep blowing, they will hold the swell offshore.   But I don’t think for to long.   Sometime late Saturday afternoon or evening,  I believe we will see something sizeable, maybe rideable (choppy)  rolling in.

Tuesday and Wednesday morning, look like the days that the best chance of co-operating winds could happen. Now we just wait to see if things speed up, slow down, or stay the same.

Have a great Friday.

Don’t forget about Friday Fest in Cape Canaveral tonight!

oldwaverider

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