Sunday 04/22/12 Report and Prediction

Report:  As expected, we are seeing some rainy weather, onshore NE-ENE winds, and building swell.  It’s going to be sloppy and choppy through the remainder of the day.

 

Prediction:  It looks like the worst of the weather is still to come; heavy rain and winds from the SE-SSE are predicted overnight Sun-Mon, driving up a solid mid-period SE swell.  As of right now, the wind outlook is pretty suspect for Monday: winds are predicted to be huffing from the SW-SSW, but I am seeing most indicators pointing to a more sideshore than offshore direction, so I have this sinking feeling that we might get skunked tomorrow unless you know of an uber-sheltered or tucked-away break.  As always, I recommend you keep your eyes on the flags and online resources to make the best go-time call.

 

Extended Forecast:  The silver lining to tomorrow’s outlook may come in the form of bigger-than-usual second-day leftovers and more favorable SW winds for Tuesday, and possibly even stretching into mid-week with continued (albeit shorter-period) swell and SW-WSW winds.  Again, keep your eyes on the flags and online resources to up-to-date information, and check back here frequently as I will update if/when I see a significant change in the outlook.

 

04/20/12 Report and Prediction

Alright, alright… trying something new. It is obvious we have a new format going here (see Brent’s post below), with the intent of easing the process of updating content so we can be a little more free-style, dynamic, and up-to-date; including our efforts to update the report and prediction.

So, let’s get down to business:

Report: Today we saw the continuation of the mid-period E swell and light to moderate winds. While I missed the AM session due to other obligations and cannot offer a first-hand report, I do have credible reports that it was a decent time before the tide dropped out and winds came up.

Prediction: More of the same, swell-wise, for Saturday, with South winds predicted for the entirety of the day. There are some models indicating the winds may be a bit lighter with a SSW tilt early AM before coming around and up a bit from the South by mid-morning.

Extended Forecast: Fading E swell on Sunday with N-NNE winds predicted for most of the day. A new low is predicted to come barreling through overnight Sunday-Monday, bringing hard SSE winds, driving up a new South windswell. As the front clears out and high pressure comes into play on Monday, winds should come around to an offshore angle, most likely SW or WSW; details are TBD and will be detailed during my next update sometime Sunday.

Welcome to the new look of Eastcoastsurfer.com

This is a work in progress but this will be an easier work flow for both Sak and I.  The forecast will still be posted here on the main page along with other stuff.  If it gets to much we will figure something out.   I have all the old stuff archived and will be bringing stuff back  in an archived section but for now check us out on facebook for updates and stuff.

Brent
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