Incoming NE ‘ster windswell for maybe Monday thru Wednesday…I’ll get into that in a minute;
The photos here of Sunny were from a May 14 2011 ground swell that kicked up waist to shoulder high waves, perfect glass and barrels. These three shots were taken by Chad , and of Sunny on a nice left.
As far as incoming swell, other than the 2 foot fairly consistent knee to thigh high stuff we have had for the last week, we do have a Nor’easter that is predicted to blow from land to sea at a NW angle, so it looks like it will give us a steep NE windswell for perhaps Monday thru Wednesday.
There could be some head high faces, but mostly onshore winds, and by Tuesday afternoon, the models show the swell coming in more East than North which could allow some of this baby to hit the Cape, instead of letting Satellite Beach hog the whole show 🙂
As it progresses, we’ll let ya know.
Enjoy this awesome weather that the last two winters denied us. Oh, the water temp is the same at the Trident pier which hugs close to the barrier islands just west of the one mile buoy both showing showing 69 ° which you gotta love.
It’s hump day Wednesday, enjoy the remainder of your week and the weekend 🙂 A week from Friday is the Cape’s Friday Fest, so don’t forget about that street party!
Well my apologies for over estimating swell size for Friday. We did get the overhead waves down South on Thursday, but not today.
My guess Saturday morning, is fun waist-high waves early morning with 4 to 6 mph NW winds until 10 Am down south. At the Cape, I suspect barely rideable.
Today, at Hightowers was waist to stomach and semi-glassy, but since it was high tide when I had to go out, it was fairly weak in power (8 to 9 am). Long board only for sure. The short boarders just didn’t look like it was to fun for them.
I was pushing to get out early this morn, to catch the offshore winds, but it didn’t matter, hindsight I would have waited till mid-tide (right at 10:30) to paddle out down south.
At Johnson Ave., Dr. John got a couple of nice rides, a really nice left while I was watching, but our size here was knee-high with maybe an ocassional thigh high.
Saturday, we do have a converging Nor’easter coming to meet the easterly swell that may make a push on the swell we’ve had the last 2 days, and it looks like two 3.7 foot 10 second swells hitting the nearshore buoy. So maybe it will be chest high down South, but as weak as this easterly swell is, I’m not to optimistic. The new swell comes in late Sunday and full strength Sunday night , early Monday Am. Monday morning looks like chest high potential with off shore winds probable out of the SW.
Enjoy what we do have, cause it’s sure better than flatness 🙂