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

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
  Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:53 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
Up some W 5+ early Northeast windswell 2.9 ft @ 7-8 secs later
Northeast fetch to hold off the Northeast Coast driven by high pressure over Maine at 20 kts resulting in some limited northeast windswell.
2.0 ft 55 degrees
Holding calm early Northeast windswell from previous fetch 3.5 ft @ 7-8 secs
Fetch is to start fading off the Northeast Coast. No other fetch of interest is forecast.
2.0-2.5 ft 65 degrees
Down some SSE 15+ early South windswell 4.0 ft @ 6 secs later
High pressure is to start building off the Northeast Coast producing south winds at 15 kts up along the US East Coast offering windswell production potential for the Outer Banks.
2.0 ft 170 degrees
Up some SSW 20+ early Windswell 5.0 ft @ 6-7 secs
More of the same is forecast but with south fetch moving off the coast some
2.5 ft 195 degrees
Down some NE 10+ early Background windswell 2.1 ft @ 6-7 secs
The high pressure system is to be moving further off the coast starting to get some traction well out at sea.
1.0 ft 165 degrees
Down --- Beyond the models suggest the Bermuda High is to get more established setting up a broad but weak fetch of southeast winds at 15 kts perhaps getting traction later next week.



Surf Height Animation: US East Coast - Cape Hatteras - New Jersey
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