Big Wind Swell coming Sunday! Offshore winds for Saturday morning , possibly rideable…But before we do that…
Y’all know I love big wave stories. It’s kind of a surrogate release for me knowing that I’ll never get the big waves I want here, and if I did, I’d most likely break myself anyhow 🙂
The photo below is from a massive swell that hit Nazare, Portugal on October 17th, 2011. It may be a swell that has an entry for the Billabong XXL 2011-2012 contest. This swell on the charts showed 9 ft at 15 seconds! And the funny thing is, they have another on the way for Sunday October 30th, that clocks at 14 feet at 16 seconds at the exact same swell angle. Check out the article at Magicseaweed.com here.
Saturday, if the 120 throws a little more our way, (at least 3.5 feet to 4 feet with a low period), then we may have some thigh to waist high waves down South with West winds everywhere, light like 4 to 8 mph. WSW to NW until 11 or 12 with some early showers to keep you cool. Slim chance, but there is a chance.
Sunday morning we should have some shoulder high choppy N and NE winds at 20 mph plus, and maybe chest high on the big set waves at the Cape. The swell is coming out of the NE, so we may get blocked out some.
Monday, same big chest to shoulder high chop, 20 mph plus winds ENE.
Tuesday, big winds , maybe some North winds, waist to shoulder, the Cape may block the winds some early in the morning. (just a guesstimate since its more than 48 hours out, and I only can have 80% accurate wind direction 48 hrs in advance)
Wednesday, the next possible huge swell starts rolling in on top of the former one. This swell comes in with a longer period starting at 9 seconds and kicking upt to 12 seconds. BUT KEEP IN MIND, RENA MAY NOT DO MUCH, AND THE OTHER 2 TD’S MAY OR MAY NOT MATERIALIZE.
So for now, just enjoy our big wind swell that should last 3 to 5 days.
Have a great weekend!