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Thread: Ophelia is back

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    Welcome to VB bro. We are sheltered from a lot of the wind that plagues obx and Eastern shore but we are also tucked further inland (therefore further up the shelf) so the swells rarely have as much gusto as they do down south. IF swellinfo says chest high in VB expect the occasional chest high set. Now if swellinfo says chest high in rodanthe expect to see some drainers.
    MS just gave 5 stars for VB Sunday. Haven't seen that since I left Hawaii...Overhead and clean...I'm not a meteorologist but somebody is probably going to end up looking like an idiot. Maybe I'll take that guy's job as a forecaster. He's way off.

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    Micah, let this be your example of my past post. Currently MSW is calling for 5 star overhead, Surfline fair-good stomach to chest, and swellinfo semi-clean to clean-knee occ stomach for VA Beach. Use surfline's cams to figure out the quality of the wave compared to swellinfo's forecast. I really think there may be something wrong with your forecast because the winds, quality and size have been off for the past two weeks. Surfline and MSW have been more accurate.

    :for VA Beach:

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    I think Micah posted once before that he updates his forecasts twice a day at 6am and 6pm. Maybe things will bump up on the next update?

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    I know magicseaweed generally sucks ass BUT it has been spot on the past two months when a decent swell comes, especially with Katia. Back that up with surflines forecast and I think we are going to be looking at a surprise fun ass day down here in va beach

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    hopefully they all match come sunday morning...I am comtemplating buying the membership for surfline because of the cams (not 1st street, but north and croatan). 1st street gets so packed it is unreal. There's a knee high wave with literally 30+ people on it...additionally there is no parking anywhere until after oct 31st the meters are turned off. Why pay for a knee high waves with 30+ people???

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    HAHAHA I take back my comment due to swellinfo's updated forecast...

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    hope that S wind swings back west for sunday.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    HAHAHA I take back my comment due to swellinfo's updated forecast...
    i made a mistake, so heightened forecasts were up there for about 10 minutes by accident... Still working on some upgrades that will resolve these long period situations. VB should be around 2-4 on this swell. VB loses a lot of energy on the long period SE swells due to the local bathymetry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    i made a mistake, so heightened forecasts were up there for about 10 minutes by accident... Still working on some upgrades that will resolve these long period situations. VB should be around 2-4 on this swell. VB loses a lot of energy on the long period SE swells due to the local bathymetry.
    WOW, I think I was checking things during that... I'm like wooohooo, and then I'm like "did I see that, where did it go?"

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    ya, sorry about that.... the new upgrade will be in place soon... Like I said VB is looking at 2-4 range, bigger in obx or to the north.