everyone keeps comparing irene to earl, but it seems to be escaping everyone's notice that irene is a LOT closer to the coast than earl was. the winds are going to be far less favorable & a lot more intense & the waves are going to be bigger, but largely unridable. i really don't think we're going to see much, if any, surf from this system. by the time the winds back off & it cleans up, the swell will be gone. it's just too close to the shore.
Friday is gonna be light offshore with south windswell/SSE Groundswell. I'll take that. Plus we know it's not gonna be completely flat after the storm passes. The forecast may say that, but it's wrong.