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 !
Incoming one or two day little swell for Wednesday morning and possible Thursday morning. Could be thigh to stomach high, from the Pier and getting a little bigger as you go south. Should be glassy Wednesday morning. This is just a little Southeast swell rolling in.
Hurricane Arthur surf this morning 3-4 feet, posted at 5:40 AM Wednesday morning July 2 2014! It should be bigger than chest high this morning at the Cocoa Beach Pier, and offshore, Satellite Beach may be head high.
Winds are offshore as I had hoped and shared last night, in the WNW range 15 mph with some stronger gusts! The swell will be gone by lunchtime or this afternoon anyhow.
At Midnight last night the swell at the 20 mph buoy was ENE 17.5 knots and 9.2 feet at 8 seconds! and at 2 Am this morning/last night it was at the 20 mile, NNW 15.5 knots 10.5 feet at 10 seconds almost a ground swell, and it probably is a ground swell with just low numbers. (ground swell normally has to be at 11 seconds, technically 🙂
At 4 AM just 2 hours ago, it read 7.5 feet at 10 seconds. The accurate winds at our Merritt Island wind weather station says 12 – 15 mph WNW. It will be gone quickly.
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Hey, when we have a storm named Arthur, we gotta make some upgrades 🙂 Be safe, and catch the morning Stomach to maybe chest high with strong offshore winds, until maybe 9 or 10 AM Wednesday. Update at 9:31 PM Tuesday night. Looks like the storm has dropped some, maybe waist to chest, or less, we’ll see 🙂