05/01/12 Report and Prediction

Report:  Swell angle is good but the wave period leaves a bit to be desired, and the winds are only now beginning to flirt with their turn from the S-SSW to the SW, although it looks like a number of real-time sensors in the northern Monmouth County area are logging legit SW-WSW.  Fingers crossed that we see that happen sooner than later because this swell does not look to have a lot of resolve and may not hold through the evening.  As always, I recommend you keep your eyes on the flags and online resources to make the best go-time call.

Prediction:  Monderate E-ENE winds look to return late tonight through Wednesday, maybe stirring up a less-than-significant windswell/windchop, again with a relatively short period.  Unfortunately, winds look like they are likely to swing sideshore S-SSE instead of getting pulled more offshore in the wake of the front on Thursday.

Extended Forecast: There is potential mid-period E background swell showing up on some models for Friday.  Check back late tomorrow or Thursday for an update.

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