Good surf on Thurs - Sat???

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Wattss, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Wattss

    Wattss Member

    11
    Jun 1, 2012
    Hey guys,

    I'm new at interpreting the surf forecast, but looks like thurs-sat are going to be some decent waves. Does the fact that its choppy make that much of a difference?
     
  2. chillisurfer

    chillisurfer Well-Known Member

    167
    Sep 22, 2008
    Depends on the direction and the wind speed. I would say most likely it's going to be blown out unless the wind shifts north or south a bit, and lightens up.
     

  3. Etl1692

    Etl1692 Well-Known Member

    166
    Jun 12, 2011
    _________flat___________
     
  4. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    with the ne winds it will be blown out and not rideable. size doesn't always mean it will be good!
     
  5. Wattss

    Wattss Member

    11
    Jun 1, 2012
    So what kind of winds do we want?
     
  6. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    off shores! w/wsw/sw here in the 757!
     
  7. surftb15

    surftb15 Well-Known Member

    236
    Feb 25, 2012
    Winds gotta shift! ****, this flat spell killing me.
     
  8. Wattss

    Wattss Member

    11
    Jun 1, 2012
    I hope so too dude, I'm going down regardless, would love to enjoy some good waves while im there..
     
  9. Bardle-wardle

    Bardle-wardle New Member

    1
    Jun 10, 2012
    Hoping it's big and choppy enough to make it memorable! Not holding my breath though. Far out predictions rarely seem to be accurate (last week)...
     
  10. idsmashh

    idsmashh Well-Known Member

    404
    Aug 2, 2010
    o shut up before you jinx us all. its been flat for 4 days for gods sake
     
  11. surftb15

    surftb15 Well-Known Member

    236
    Feb 25, 2012
    Not here
    Montauk been flat for a while.
     
  12. offshore

    offshore Well-Known Member

    172
    Sep 5, 2010
    Don't always go by the colors and "choppy" forecast. Sure at a certain wind mph you can be assured it'll be blown out, but the red, blue and green are dictated by a certain range. Once it goes over the assigned mph, which could only be one mph, it'll change colors. Learn the area where you surf and what it does during certain conditions. I try and keep a log of swell direction, period, height, wind direction, speed, etc, so I can ball park what the ocean will be like. Scored a solid clean 6'+ day with a friend at a very popular NJ inlet, without a soul around because the forecast called for "choppy" conditions. Guaranteed if the forecast was green, everyone and their mother would have been there. Knowledge is key, be smarter than the forecast machine.
     
  13. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    797
    Feb 27, 2008
    Be ready for June/July/early Aug flat spells they are the worst. Don't blow all your money at the bars.
     
  14. Robynmemphis

    Robynmemphis New Member

    2
    Jun 11, 2012
    Probably blown out. Might be alright tho
     
  15. Scbe

    Scbe Well-Known Member

    140
    Jul 15, 2011
    WED at dawn may be ok in the mid Atlantic at least for a lb. Better than fighting relenltess NE white water anyway.
     
  16. idsmashh

    idsmashh Well-Known Member

    404
    Aug 2, 2010
    I remember that day.. We didn't go out cause there was a 15ft Bull shark out there circling the pier. We thought you knew.....
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012
  17. offshore

    offshore Well-Known Member

    172
    Sep 5, 2010
    Son of a b****...missed that memo
     
  18. surftb15

    surftb15 Well-Known Member

    236
    Feb 25, 2012
    Rode a few small wind bumps today. Better then nothing. Tomorrow morning looks good.
     
  19. ziptiespec

    ziptiespec Well-Known Member

    55
    Aug 31, 2010
    So anyone in the water @ OCMD this AM? My week has turned to hell because of work (was up until 4 AM this AM). I'm betting it was pretty nice around 6-6:30 AM. Please torture me.
     
  20. surftb15

    surftb15 Well-Known Member

    236
    Feb 25, 2012
    Got thrashed. Southhampton..4 to 5 ft closeouts.