ok, i guess i'm gonna be the guy to ask...what's w/ the swell drop-off on friday/saturday? unless i'm reading things completely wrong, there's a category 2 or 3 hurricane forecasted to be off the NJ coast at that point in time; one that's been making it's way up to us steadily over the past week or so. so how is it going to suddenly go flat? am i missing something?
The forcast for the day after Irene past was supposed to be flat. Put when I paddled out it was chest high and glassy.
Trust your instincts and watch surfline cams. Today was supposed to be knee high and blown out in VB. When I went out it was chest w/ head high sets with a steady winds out of the SW.
Yeah...this forecast is definitely suspicious. Irene's winds were blowing 40 mph offshore on Saturday after the storm passed and there were still chest + waves on Sunday morning. I signed up for the amatuer surf contest of the Belmar Pro which is being held this Sat/Sun and was pumped for some swell...now I'm wondering if I should bother if its gonna be knee high. Hopefully Katia will slow down a notch and stick around.