Yes, the east coast quick moving systems generally create quick shots of surf that dont stay around too long. And of course this is the norm, but there are always exceptions, like the slow moving nor'easters hanging off the coast for several days or the tropical storms developing thousands of miles away and slowly moving towards the coast.
Glad you like the Puerto Rico forecasts. You should be able to get a good idea of the Dominican surf by look at Puerto Rico, but we may add a couple DR forecast locations down the road.
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Thread: continental shelf
Apr 17, 2008, 03:42 AM
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I've heard that on the east coast the continental shelf extends far out to sea and that is the reason why our waves lack power. I want to know why does the surf forecast report swell height let's say head high on monday for thursday then come thursday it may drop down to waist high. Is it the continetal shelf thats responsible or is it that the low pressure systems weaken..or is it that the bouy is screwy?
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