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Forecast from crsurfPosted July 26th, 2013 11:56 PM
So I'm visiting my folks in Virginia Beach and before I left I checked the forecast on a couple of US forecasting sites. Flat, flat, ankle to knee, flat, you get the picture. So I flew in last night, check the wave cam this morning and now the REPORT is waist to stomach with chest high sets. Wow! What a turnaround in only 2-3 days.
Then I look at the camera, and wait, and wait. Nothing over thigh high, maybe a waist high drop if a difference could be measured. The point is: What is the use of a forecasting site if the forecasts SUCK?!? And it's over the top if the reports are not accurate. This one site did get the knee high waves report right up at the north end of VB where I paddled out on a friend's 7.6 funshape. Felt great to get wet and not be in a wetsuit. Now I just have to wait for TS Dorian to reappear.
If one of you has a favorite, or least favorite, forecasting site, please warn the rest of us with your experiences. And as my friend Andy in Cocoa Beach says, the best website to check the surf will always be - "www.GoCheckItYourself.com" ~G
Forecast from bradswellsPosted July 9th, 2013 03:49 PM
Hey there Chantal....
We have a tropical system spinning out in the Eastern Caribbean, headed towards Hispaniola, then the Bahamas. It doesn't look to be a very strong storm, and conditions are not favorable for intensification. However,the latest track looks a bit interesting for us, as it has Chantal stall over the northern Bahamas. Maybe, maybe we can get a throwback swell? Early to say, but here's a line from the NHC that has my hopes up!
"By day 4 and 5 the stering currents will be weak and Chantal will probably move very slowly in the vicinity of the northwestern Bahamas."
So, basically, I doubt we see anything early during the weekend. Maybe towards Sunday-Monday we could get some windswell as the system passes, but we'll have to keep watching. After that, maybe some swell will filter down if Chantal decides to meander around the North Bahamas.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted July 5th, 2013 09:18 AM
A high pressure in the western atlantic is pretty much parked, and causing an increased flow out of the SE. Winds have been blowing anywhere from 15 to 25 down at Fowey for the past few days creating some local windswell.
Waves look to continue through the weekend, before falling off early next week. Size and shape varies with the tide, but it's about knee to waist high. Sometimes a bigger set, sometimes with a little line to run.
In the tropics: Not much to report. There's a low NE of Puerto Rico that will be riding towards the Bahamas early next week. Not much to talk about, but something to watch.
Enjoy the windslop!
Forecast from bradswellsPosted June 20th, 2013 08:32 AM
We've been without a serious swell down here in Miami for quite some time. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be changing, though we have a chance for some little windswell tomorrow in to the weekend.
Look for winds to increase out of the southeast, as a tropical wave approaches. Winds will kick up Saturday. It's looking like anything from sub-knee to maybe waist high or so, based on current forecast.
We're coming in to summer/hurricanse season, so things can change pretty quick. We've been lucky to have some early season storms skirt Miami in past years, maybe we'll get another one. Things are popping in the Gulf again!
So in short- summer time grovel this weekend. Looks biggest Saturday in to Sunday, but the winds could come up stronger/faster.
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