El Nino may be quite a limiting factor when it comes to hurricane season, however, I believe El Nino winters on the east coast are typically warm, rainy, and abundant with swell. I remember the El Nino of 97/98 and it was one of the best winters I have seen on the east coast (of course twelve year old memories are probably unreliable especially considering i was like ten then). However, at that time period I was living in New England so El Nino may have different consequences down here during the winter. Either way though it couldn't get any worse than last winter. All in all im pretty sure El Nino usually means a wave rich winter for both coasts. I may be wrong, anyone know?