Best Swell Situations for Local Beaches
I am hoping some here can share some of the knowledge they have learned. I have been surfing for quite some time but never really had anyone teach me about swell and the best situations for our local beaches. I was hoping someone here could let me know what the best swell direction, wind direction and bouy intervals for our local beaches is (WB, Mase, CB, Topsail, Holden, Atlantic, Emarld etc) and why. I am not looking to learn of any spots or anything but I would just like to better educate myself.
Thanks and I appreciate any info shared
Made this jerky myself...Good eh.....?
Well, I know I am chiming in a bit late and have enjoyed reading these posts. Things like this are always good discussion....But when it comes down to it......we surf when we get it....enjoy what we have when we have it.
As far as EI/AB.....Don't they also face almost directly south as well....which I would imagine helps them pick up swell...combined with what someone else said about them sticking further out. The bottom countours of the ocean also have alot to do with ridable surf as well...at least power and shape. Ever notice how we will get some fun surf in WB that isn' what we exactly hoped for(especially during long period hurricane surf) , yet if you were in a certain area pretty close by on some of the same swells, or see the photos on surfcarolina's web page that were barreling left and right? The ocean gets deeper quicker after the sandbars in these areas...thus pushing harder and making it stand up better...Which I think is why a certain area (stretch of beaches) holds long period bigger swell alot better than WB....Nothing is secret around here, but if you know your area you can find super fun waves if you know where to look based on data...
Please correct me if I am wrong.......