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

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
  Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:58 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 No swell of interest forecast
High pressure is to be building just off the Northeast Coast generating a weak flow locally offering no swell production potential.
1 ft or less ---
Up some SE 15+ early Southeast windswell building to 5.0 ft @ 7 secs late
High pressure is to be building while tracking off the Northeast Coast with low pressure building over Mississippi generating a building fetch of southeast winds at 20-25 kts later resulting in building raw local windswell.
3.0 ft 160 degrees
Up some S 20+ early Southeast windswell from previous fetch fading from 8.0 ft @ 9 secs early
The low is to track northeast over the inland Carolinas producing south to southwest winds at 25+ kts early likely resulting in larger raw local windswell.
6.5 ft 170 degrees
Down some SW 10+ early Mixed south windswell from previopus fetch fading from 4.5 ft @ 9 secs
southwest windswell fading from 4.0 ft @ 8 secs
Low pressure is to move over the Outer Banks generating west winds at 15-20 kts pushing off the Carolinas offering nothing.
3.5 ft
3.0 ft
145 degrees
215 degrees
Down more NW 10+ early Background southeast windswell from previous fetch fading from 2.3 ft @ 8-9 secs
More of the same is forecast with the low now off the Northeast Coast producing west winds at 20 kts supressing swell production.
1.5 ft 130 degrees
Down --- The low is to build to gale status stalled off the Northeast Coast on Tues (12/18) producing west winds at 30 kts streaming solid off the mid-Atlantic Coast actively supressing swell production.



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