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Surf Forecast - US Mid Atlantic Coast - North Carolina to Virginia Beach

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
  Monday, September 19, 2016 4:10 PM

Surf Scale: 3 ft = waist high, 4 ft = chest high, 5 ft = head high, 10 ft =double overhead
Swell Direction is direction swell is coming from. 90°=East, 180°=South, 270°=West, 360-0 = North

Mid-Atlantic Surf Forecast
Covering exposed breaks from S. Carolina Virginia Beach
Day Trend Wind
(Swell Number, Swell Size & Period, Arrival Time and Profile)
(Set wave max face height)
Swell Direction
Down some SE 10+ early Remnant southeast windswell fading from 4.0 ft @ 5-6 secs
The remnants of Julia to still be producing south winds at 15 kts targeting the Outer Banks early. TS Karl is to be 550 nmiles east-northeast of the Virgin Islands with winds 40 kts tracking west-northwest.
2.0 ft 145 degrees
Down SE 5+ early No swell of interest forecast
TS Karl is to be 300 nmiles northeast of the Virgin Islands tracking west-northwest with winds 50 kts offering swell production potential for the US East Coast.
1 ft or less ---
Up some S 1-5 early Low odds of swell from Karl building to 2.1 ft @ 10-11 secs later
TS Karl is to be 900 nmiles east of Central Fla tracking northeast with winds 60 kts. Odds for swell production improving relative to the Outer Banks.
2.0 ft 110 degrees
Up some NE 5 early Karl swell building to 3.1 ft @ 10-11 secs midday
Karl is to reach hurricane status be 800 nmiles east of Jacksonville Fla tracking north-northwest with winds 75 kts offering limited production potential for the Outer Banks.
3.0-3.5 ft 110 degrees
Down some NNW 10+ early Karl swell building to 3.2 ft @ 10 secs
Karl is to start turning northeast with winds 85 kts with swell generation potential quickly fading.
3.0-3.5 ft 115 degrees
Down some ---

The GFS model has Karl quickly getting shunted northeast by high pressure building over the Northeast Coast generating a fetch of 15 kt northeast winds pushing into the Outer Banks on Sun (9/25) perhaps starting to generate small windswell.



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