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

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
  Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:39 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
(kts)
Details
(Swell Number, Swell Size & Period, Arrival Time and Profile)
Waves
(Set wave max face height)
Swell Direction
Friday
8/18
Down S 5+ early No swell of interest forecast
The Bermuda High is to continue generating east winds at 15 kts pushing up to the Southern Bahamas offering potential for windswell generation. A tropical wave is to push over the Windward Islands and of no interest.
1 ft or less ---
Saturday
8/19
Up slightly SW 10+ early Background southwest windswell building to 3.4 ft @ 6 secs
A local fetch of south winds is to start building at 15 kts perhaps generating windswell. The Bermuda High is to continue pulsing with 15 kt east winds pushing solid to the Central Bahamas. The first tropical system is to be moving into the Caribbean Sea. Another tropical wave is to be generating 25 kt east winds northeast of the Leeward Islands possibly offering swell generation potential.
1.5-2.0 ft 210 degrees
Sunday
8/20
Down some SW 10+ early Background southwest windswell fading from 2.7 ft @ 6 secs
The local south wind fetch is to fade early. More of the same forecast with the Bermuda High still generating 15 kt east winds pushing up to the North Bahamas. The tropical wave is to dissipate north of Puerto Rico just adding some 20 kt fetch to the preexisting fetch generated by the Bermuda High.
1.5 ft 200 degrees
Monday
8/21
Down W 5 early No swell of interest forecast
The Bermuda High/tropical wave enhanced fetch is to continue pulsing with 15-20 kt east winds pushing solid to the Central Bahamas resulting in some windswell.
1 ft or less ---
Tuesday
8/22
Up some W 1-5 early Southeast swell from previous fetch building to 2.6 ft @ 10-11 secs
The Bermuda high is to fade and with it all fetch in the Carolina's swell window.
2.5 ft 135 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Down some --- The Bermuda High is to remain weak with low pressure over Quebec generating southerly winds pushing along the South Carolina coast Wed (8/23) offering some weak potential for local windswell production.

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