Are you kidding me Eclipse??? I think you need to do a little research on how swell/waves are made. Strong winds far away = > fetch and incresed wave periods... If this system truly does slow down, how long do you think the swell will stick around Mr. mediator?? You still looking for the swell to fill in tomorrow evening into Friday AM?
Stupid question, because I have never surfed a real hurricane swell. Wouldn't the winds make any swell super ****ty. Like incredibly rough and hard to ride?
The wind is what generates the swell. The stronger the wind, the more swell is produced. The conditions at the beaches will be determined by the coastal winds. So, if the coastal winds are light are offshore, then conditions are good.
eclipse it wasn't a stupid question. anyone who surfs the myrtle area knows that wind is our problem getting good waves. yes long period wind driven swell is one thing, but late morning cross winds and heat created wind is very problematic. that is going to be the biggest issue for us tomorrow. there should be enough groundswell for fun waist to stomach waves, but the fact that low tide is well after sun-up means the waves will be choppy and dumpy/closing out. let's just pray it gets here then start being negative...