strong offshore winds

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Swellinfo, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006

    Currently if the winds are directly offshore, then Swellinfo calls this clean and green no matter what the strength. But, we are making a switch to anything over 45mph going blue.

    I've heard a lot of people talk about going out after the winds shift. Keep in mind, that 45+ offshore winds is going to be pretty chaotic.
  2. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    Chaotic as in choppy? Or chaotic like if I try to paddle into a wave ill get blown off?

  3. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    if you are seriously that **** ass stupid then you deserve what happens to you as a result
  4. chillisurfer

    chillisurfer Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2008
    I would make it red... I know a lot of unintelligent people when it comes to surf forecasting, who thinks green means great, blue means alright to surf, and red means bad. I wouldn't want anybody not see your post and go out because they think its alright to surf.
  5. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    With winds directly offshore, then the wave faces will still be clean, but paddle factor and currents moving away from land make things chaotic.
  6. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    agreed, and noted. Swellinfo never uses the terms good, bad, etc... But, I agree, that some might interpret it that way.
  7. delsurf

    delsurf Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    If you do happen to paddle out when the winds are that hard offshore, just make sure you wear a leash.... just saying...
  8. chillisurfer

    chillisurfer Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2008
    Or take a jetski...I'm looking foward to see the elite surfers getting towed in on these bombs
  9. LOSTsoul

    LOSTsoul Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    #1: Please don't make this a "nanny website" by purposely making the forecast "red" to keep the kooks away.

    #2 Chaotic; as in you will get blown out to sea and never come back.
  10. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Even if you have a ski, when you go to do a top turn you're going to get blown all the way to france.
  11. brandx

    brandx Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2008
    if someone cant tell whether they should paddle out by looking at the actual waves and currents then they shouldn't be considering hurricane surf anyway
  12. Darealm

    Darealm Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    I'm not even planning on surfing Sunday. The currents are going to be ridiculous and dropping into a wave with 45 MPH offshores is extremely difficult
  13. pvjumper05

    pvjumper05 Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    hahah not once did i consider surfing sunday. thats just ridiculous conditions