why does the forecast say clean for WB for a wind out of the north on thursday? it's more east-facing than south.
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Thread: wrightsville + north wind?
Apr 15, 2008, 08:10 PM #1
wrightsville + north wind?
Apr 15, 2008, 08:28 PM #2
I’ll defer to the Wrightsville locals as soon as they chime in on this one, but in the interim, the slight westward wind component of the forecast is probably creating a call for glassy conditions (forecast is “N winds 10-15kt in the morning shifting NNW for the afternoon”). Check out http://www.cormp.org/, and particularly the WB stretch of coastline and subtle changes in shoreline orientations going north and south.
Apr 15, 2008, 09:04 PM #3
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I'm not a WB local, but wrightsville faces about 120 degrees, which is ESE/SE facing. A light to moderate N wind doesn't put too much chop there, especially since the land to the N coves around preventing a Northerly fetch from creating N wind chop.
Apr 15, 2008, 10:38 PM #4Junior Member
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Apr 16, 2008, 01:11 AM #5
from my experiences, WB and CB/KB usually see the same size during any given swell, but depending on the wind, one may be cleaner than the other. it just confuses me when i see green for one and red for the other - there has never seemed to be that much of a disparity between the two places whenever i go. i would expect to see green and blue, but not one with semi-glass and the other with unsurfable chop.
Apr 16, 2008, 02:08 AM #6
I surf wb and the whole green, blue and red surface doesnt bother me i just use it for the hight. then i check the wblivesurf.com for the surface of the day and the height. Because sometimes it's different here then what swellinfo says. But that's my opinion though.
Apr 16, 2008, 02:47 PM #7
well either way, forecast looks good for tomorrow so i am going to ditch my job for the day. gotta be back for my night job though. sucks because it looks like the winds will be cooperating most in the afternoon/evening. hopefully the winds stay more out of the west than anything else... i haven't been in the water in about 10 days, i'm gettin anxious
Apr 16, 2008, 09:21 PM #8
Yeah i know i'll try to go in the morning if not i'll ditch lacrosse practice. And go surf since i'm trying out a board my freind wants to sell me so i wanna try it out on a good day.
Apr 17, 2008, 04:21 AM #9Junior Member
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i'll be hittin WB tomorrow in the morning after 9am class
hope to see some of you guys out there, holler at me i'll be on a 6'2" shaped by green room
Apr 18, 2008, 12:34 AM #10
i went out this afternoon andd it was still nice.