It’s been nice having a fun wind swell the last few days, and even had some power at RC’s of course and the Pier. I had a blast at the pier Tuesday morning ! But now we have a Ground swell for Thursday and Friday. My apologies, I still haven’t been able to process the Video for the 5-8 foot face glassy day of our 7 day NE’ster swell the last part of December.
Thursday our 4 feet at 11 second period swell should bring some solid chest to head high waves, with some overhead drops on the bigger sets. The winds report is a little confusing, because 2 models right now oppose each other. The models are calling for North winds. But my call, is NNW winds at daybreak in the 8-12 mph range and should increase to 16 by early afternoon. I believe it will stay NNW most of the day. Satellite Beach will be sideshore w maybe 5 degree offshore for a couple hours.
Friday, the swell size drops to 3.5 feet at 11 seconds, but I suspect Friday will be the big day anyhow. Or biggest, and certainly, the most glassy day, and glass jacks up size. Chest to Head high plus at the Pier with maybe some 1 foot overhead drops, and Satellite should see the same with a greater chance of a few overhead drops. We have NW winds for a few hours in the morning, but don’t get cocky, the winds turn NNW probably by 11 am in Satellite which is sideshore. This is the perfect swell for Satellite. But the Pier should also be awesome, and glassier than down south. So pick your poison. Either way, we should have 2 fun days of surf.
Oh, and don’t forget, bring gloves on Friday. Air temp will be in the 52-56 degree range most of the day, with a wind chill around 3 degrees, so it will feel like 50 until around 11 or 12, then the temp pops up just a little over 60.
Enjoy, should be some power and lots of fun!