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

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:45 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
Wednesday
8/24
Up slightly NE 10+ early Low odds of southeast swell 1.5 ft @ 11-12 secs late
High pressure is to hold over and off the Northeast Coast generating northeast fetch at 15 kts generating windswell targeting the Southeast Coast and up into the mid-Atlantic Coast. Southeast fetch is to also be building north of the Virgin Islands at 20 kts targeting Florida well.
1.5 ft 105 degrees
Thursday
8/25
Holding NE 5+ early East swell 1.7 ft @ 9-10 secs
More of the same is forecast with northeast fetch starting to fade later from 15 kts.
1.5 ft 105degrees
Friday
8/26
Holding NE 1-5 early East windswell 2.4 ft @ 7-8 secs
Northeast fetch is to dissipate. Hurricane Gaston is to be 1700 nmiles east of the Bahamas with winds 80 kts tracking northwest generating swell.
1.5 ft 110 degrees
Saturday
8/27
Down some NE 5+ early East windswell 2.5 ft @ 9-10 secs
Hurricane Gaston is to be 1600 nmiles east of Central Fla with winds 75 kts tracking northwest generating more swell.
2.0 ft 120 degrees
Sunday
8/28
Up some maybe NE 5+ early East windswell fading from 2.3 ft @ 8 secs
Gaston swell building to 3.4 ft @ 15 secs late
High pressure is to push off the Northeast generating new northeast fetch at 15 kts targeting the Outer Banks well. Hurricane Gaston is to be 1500 nmiles east of Jacksonville Fla with winds 80 kts and starting to turn to the north. Swell generation potential continuing.
1.5 ft
4.5 ft
120 degrees
110 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. Max swell from it to be late Mon/early Tues (8/30).

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