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Surf Forecast - Florida

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:44 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

Florida East Coast Surf Forecast
(Centered on Cocoa Beach)
Day Trend Wind
(kts)
Details
(Swell Number, Swell Size & Period, Arrival Time and Profile)
Waves
(Set wave max face height)
Swell Direction
Wednesday
8/24
Up slightly NE 10+ early Low odds of northeast windswell 3.5 ft @ 6 secs later
High pressure is to hold over and off the Northeast Coast generating northeast fetch at 15 kts generating windswell targeting the Southeast Coast. Southeast fetch is to also be building north of the Virgin Islands at 20 kts targeting Florida well.
1.5-2.0 ft 50 degrees
Thursday
8/25
Up slightly NE 10+ early Northeast windswell 3.7 ft @ 6-7 secs
Northeast fetch is to start to fade later from 15 kts. Southeast fetch is to dissipate early.
2.0 ft 55 degrees
Friday
8/26
Holding NE 10+ early Northeast windswell fading from 3.5 ft @ 7 secs
Northeast fetch is to still be in play, but limited in coverage at 15 kts pushing into the Southeast Coast. Hurricane Gaston is to be 1700 nmiles east of the Bahamas with winds 80 kts tracking northwest generating swell.
2.0 ft 55 degrees
Saturday
8/27
Down some NE 10 early Northeast windswell 2.6 ft @ 6 secs
More of the same is forecast with northeast fetch holding at 15 kts mainly off Georgia. Hurricane Gaston is to be 1600 nmiles east of Cocoa Beach with winds 75 kts tracking northwest.
1.0-1.5 ft 55 degrees
Sunday
8/28
Up some maybe E 5+ early Northeast windswell fading from 2.7 ft @ 6 secs
Gaston swell building to 2.4 ft @ 15-16 secs late
East fetch is to be holding at 15 kts targeting mainly from Cape Canaveral northward. Hurricane Gaston is to be 1500 nmiles east of Jacksonville with winds 80 kts and starting to turn to the north. Swell generation potential starting to fade.
1.5 ft
3.0-3.5 ft
45 degrees
90 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Up more maybe ---

A weak pressure pattern is to set up along the US East Coast offering no windswell generation potential. Gaston is to be tracking north and then turn northeast on Tues (8/30) with all swell generation potential from it fading.

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