Report: Small-scale E background waves and light South winds. Not much out there, but see a few scattered surfers making the most of it on bigger boards.
Prediction: Wave heights should pick up a little through the day, particularly early afternoon with the incoming push. S winds might pick up a bit too, but the cloud cover should keep temps down and therefore temper the winds a bit. The small East swell could pick up a little bit tomorrow (not expecting any significant swell, but we should see something equivalent or perhaps a bit larger than today) due to an increase in the period, and right now wind predictions are suggesting they might have a little SW tilt to them, which could yield rideable waves at East-facing and protected breaks.
Extended Forecast: Light to moderate onshore winds and minimal short-period East windswell for the weekend. Potential setup for a South windswell mid-week. Check back late-weekend or early work-week for an update.
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.
The prediction, as posted earlier (see below) still stands, with the additional comment that the numbers for the swell have improved a little bit, but the wind spin/shift to SW-WSW might happen a little later in the morning than originally modeled, so keeping current with the up-to-date wind reports, buoy readings, and surf reports may prove to be key.