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

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:08 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 NW 5+ early Low odds of southwest windswell 2.3 ft @ 6-7 secs
A tropical wave is to be approaching the Lesser Antilles interacting with the Bermuda High producing easterly fetch at 15-20 kts east of the Virgin Islands. Maybe some windswell being generated long term.
1.0 ft     205 degrees
Down N 1-5 early No swell of interest forecast
The tropical wave is to build in coverage with 30 kt southeast winds east of the Northern Lesser Antilles while trades associated with the Bermuda High reach west into the Central Bahamas at 15 kts increasing odds for windswell production. Weak low pressure is to be tracking off New Jersey with no associated fetch. 
1 ft or less     ---
Down WSW 5+ early No swell of interest forecast
The tropical wave is to have 35 kt east winds but is to be entirely in the Caribbean Sea. Trades to be 15-20 kts north of there in exposed waters of the Atlantic reaching into the Central Bahamas early (15 kts there). Windswell being generated. Low pressure is to be tracking fast east off the Northeast Coast with no swell producing fetch forecast. 
1 ft or less     ---
Down  N 10+ early Tropical sideband swell 1.2 ft @ 10 secs late
The tropical wave is to move just south of Haiti. Trades associated with the tropical wave to continue north of Haiti into the Central Bahamas at 15-20 kts.  More windswell production possible.  Low pressure to stall well off the Northeast.  15 kt easterly fetch is to start targeting the Northeast Coast late.  
1.0 ft      130 degrees
Down NE 10+ early Tropical sideband swell 1.2 ft @ 9-10 secs
Northeast windswell 2.6 ft @ 6-7 secs
The tropical wave is to move inland over Cuba. Easterly fetch is to be over the Bahamas at 15 kts.  Limited odds for more windswell being produced. The low off the Northeast to track east but not before generating more easterly fetch at 15 kts.  
1.0 ft   
1.5 ft  
130 degrees
50 degrees
Up some maybe --- Tropical swell possibly building some on Mon (8/25). Easterly windswell builds some too.  Beyond the models suggest the tropical wave moving into the Gulf of Mexico and building.  Additional 15 kts trades to build from well out at sea into and over the Virgin Islands up into the Bahamas.  Something to monitor.



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