Right on, but I think a generalization that everyone is making is that ALL long period swells are treated equally. a 4ft @ 14 second swell in the SE is not going to "closeout".... Where if it get to 6ft @ 16 seconds, that could be about the thresh-hold in which the sea floor cannot handle the incoming wave energy, resulting in very fast long wave sections... Some of you refer to this as "closeouts".... I am just saying, as of late, everyone is freaking out at these long period swells. I have never heard such a thing. Sure, the bathymetry on the west coast is different, but its not until the long period swells get in the 7-8 foot range that you are at risk of closeouts.. So, for instance, we are only supposed to be looking at 3ft @ 15 seconds down here. I expect stomach to chest high waves, with great form and a lot of punch for their size. I know Jersey and Delmarva are different, but you guys should NOT be closing out at 3ft @ 15 seconds regardless. Maybe at the lower tide. But I just checked the forecast for you guys up in C-NJ, and its maxing out at 3.8 @ 15... and Staying in the 2.5-3.5 @ 15 second range the whole time... Yeah its calling for 3-4 and 3-5 foot surf, which is just what I would think..... Just saying guys, come friday, I bet when you all report back, you wont be talking about closeouts. I know we are swell deprived and all that, but worrying about the closeout factor of a 3.5ft swell even at 15 seconds is being alarmed about nothing. If it was 5-6ft @ 15 seconds, yeah, maybe I would start thinking about specific spots, but man, that whole stretch of coastline will be fine. People getting bummed about long period swells is really breaking my brain. I get what you all are saying, but its so rare to get a swell with this fetch on a large scale. I wouldn't lose sleep over it at all. The swell will be plenty fun and most places will work just fine.... That last swell was BIGGER than this one. This is a tiny little groudswell that should jump up at the last second just long enough to give the peaks some size.