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    Looking at it a bit further, there is a small to moderate sized storm sitting off of Brazil that is sending fetch in our direction, but It doesn't look like a big enough fetch to provide us anything of significance.

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    Looks like most of its energy is focused on the eastern north atlantic
    Last edited by mitchell; Aug 14, 2012 at 12:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    I'd say usually once a year we see them. On it's own it's noticable, but hardly worth surfing, but if you're lucky and it combos in with a typical shot of south wind swell, it can make it quite a bit better than your average summer crap.
    Completely agreed. As noted this doesn't happen very often, but if 2 ft of this southern stuff escapes the S Atlantic and heads our way and it arrives when there is 2 ft of local chop, you could have chest high sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    Looks like most of its energy is focused on the eastern north atlantic

    Impressive South Atlantic Satellite Loop with this storm throwing energy northward:


    http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com...lite-loop.html

    looks like the center is heading towards Cape Town, but the outer rim extends outward almost across the whole south Atlantic. Northeast and Atlantic Canada will likely get some of this energy mid week next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    Looking at it a bit further, there is a small to moderate sized storm sitting off of Brazil that is sending fetch in our direction, but It doesn't look like a big enough fetch to provide us anything of significance.
    We got swell in the carolinas from a similiar system right before bert I think it was that rendered some of the longest waves I've ever ridden at a certain SC spot w/ amazing but rarely realized potential

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    Looks like most of its energy is focused on the eastern north atlantic


    Greenland? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
    Last edited by Ryan7; Aug 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM.

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    Ha ha that looks so amazing...all that 17-18-19 second energy headed north....with Greenland and Iceland are in these little pockets of energy.

    Kind of snaps you back to reality when you look at the actual swell heights...

    less than a foot to around one foot @ 18 seconds is probably not worthy of a road trip...and probably wont really translate to anything but who knows....

    The NOAA WW3 output for next thursday the 23rd for the offshore Cape Cod / Long Island area when it peaks out at a whopping: 0.27 @ 17.5. and thats in meters and seconds!

    But its still a cool curiousity and maybe the models just arent that good at predicting the size of these things and it will actually be more than what they are predicting.
    Last edited by mitchell; Aug 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM.

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    Thanks for finding that article on THE PREMIER obx report. The guys that run that site are pretty cool. So its the bathymetry that is going to screw us.. I didnt realize 20sec swell can hit bottom in 600 ft of water.
    perhaps a giant floating portable beach to tow out to the shelf may be in order. maybe if we all pitch in like ten bucks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by parippa View Post
    Thanks for finding that article on THE PREMIER obx report. The guys that run that site are pretty cool. So its the bathymetry that is going to screw us.. I didnt realize 20sec swell can hit bottom in 600 ft of water.
    perhaps a giant floating portable beach to tow out to the shelf may be in order. maybe if we all pitch in like ten bucks..

    hmm...I've heard much worse ideas.

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    I just counted 18 sec between two of the biggest waves I've seen in a while.. this sucka has arrived.

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