Will we have local wind, or secondary swell disturbance? Or will Tropical Storm Karl bring us the goods without Lisa’s throwing a tantrum?
The map below, compliments of awesome Wunderground.com weather, shows us that Karl about 1500 miles offshore, almost hurricane status, and Lisa, another 1500 miles out from Karl, should not interfere, and may even be slightly strengthening the gift from Karl.
The swell actually hit the 20 mile buoy last night around 10-11 PM (Wed night), along with the Fernandina Beach buoy and the Ft. Pierce Buoy all around the same time, which is actually rare.
Don’t expect any glass this afternoon, after this morning’s glass, but Friday morning, it could be blowing SW by 4 or 5 am, and turning NW by 10 or so, and onshore probably by noon, and maybe enough to prevent morning sickness and glass by daybreak. The winds are expected to be in the 4-7 mph range which is awesome. The tide is finally with us !!!! Size at daybreak, should be waist to chest high, from the Pier south, and by 9 or 10, we may see some shoulder high waves, at least on the bigger sets. Minus the wetsuit, surf could look like the video below on Friday.
Saturday, should be chest to head high, with maybe only a few hours mirror glass up North , NNW winds, and semi-glass in south CCB and maybe Satellite. Still light, so it may not throw much texture down South even though it’s expected to be NNW (which is almost onshore in Satellite Beach).
Sunday could be more of the same as Saturday. The period drops to 10 seconds from 11 or 12, which could make it better, worse, or the same, who knows ? 🙂