The 2nd part of the swell, just hit the 20 mile buoy at 7:50 PM tonight! (Wednesday night) 5.6 feet at 12 seconds. The winds are on track for offshores, up North here. Now , though, they have switched to NNW at daybreak, around 5 mph, so that should still give us glass from the Pier to the Jetty. And now the NNW winds appear they will hold till 10 or 11 instead of 9ish. Pray a little 🙂 (this update was at 8:38 PM, 8 hours after this initial surf report was done. Everything below this paragraph, was from the 12:15 report earlier today)
With light onshore winds, and a partial ground swell here, the surf looked pretty fun just after 11 AM, here at the Cape. See the charts below, to compare today and tomorrow, especially, the Period chart comparison 🙂
Wednesday, building all day, with light onshore winds in the 6 to 10 mph range. Should be Waist to Chest high today, North going South (Satellite Beach). After 2 or 3 AM tonight, the full strength of the 2nd part of the swell, should be in. It is kind of a 2-part swell.
Thursday, at dawn patrol the full strength is here, and the winds show NW at 4-6 mph, for CCB and Satellite Beach. But by 9 or 10 AM, the winds show that they turn North, so dawn patrol is best, and for size and offshore, like possible 1-3 foot overhead drops on the less frequent bigger sets, go to Satellite. If you want head high to overhead, and glass for a couple hours longer, then 4rth street North is as far South as you want to go.
Take a look at the printscreen images I used from MagicSeaweed (the same as any surf data site), and you can see the new swell that comes in tomorrow morning, not only by the swell size, but the Period, is the determinant. The strength of the period is bright green Thursday morning, and the Fetch is as big or bigger than the US. Granted, it’s only a 4-5 foot swell, but remember, Hurricane Leslie, was a 4.5 foot at 12 second swell (2012), that produced 10 to 11 foot faces.