Dudes, two Friday's ago we had a mix windswell and swell from Gabs. Most real areas saw head high bubages on Friday......small but fun conditions lasted through the weekend.
This past week we had another mix of windswell and distant groundswell from Humberto. Tuesday had choppy building surf. Wednesday was good. Thursday was fun. Friday was inconsistent but the patient were rewarded.
There's been waves, crackers.
Then we got another front moving through tonight. Onshores to pick up today 10-20........going offshore tomorrow.
Not to be that guy, but this is my first full fall season back east in 11 years. Less than a month left of cane season.... Can we start to get very worried now?
You're late to the party. Most people were getting worried about their lack of cherished tropical swell hookups about a month ago. I think getting worried about this hurricane season is pretty much a done deal. The pattern just isn't there for a storm to form out in the east Atlantic and take that classic Cape Verde track that hooks the entire east coast with overhead long period swell for a few days.
This year reminds me a lot of years in the past where we made it through the entire season without ever getting a tropical swell that produced overhead waves except for a close brush with some size on June 8-9 from Andrea.
Still....if you don't mind surfing thigh to stomach high waves, the past month has been super consistent...at least in Maryland it has. The complete lack of a decent 3-5 foot barrel is getting really old, but getting small waves fixes on practically a daily basis is making it a little easier to take, at least for me.