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

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
  Thursday, December 8, 2016 1:27 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 slightly NW 20 early Low odds of north windswell 3.4 ft @ 6 secs
High pressure is to be building well inland over the mid-Atlantic resulting in a fetch of north winds at 20 kts along the Outer Banks producing limited windswell.
2.0 ft 360 degrees
Down some NW 15 early North windswell fading from 2.9 ft @ 6 secs
High pressure is to ease over the inland mid-Atlantic with north fetch weakening to 10 kts late offering little to no windswell production potential.
1.5 ft 10 degrees
Down NW 1-5 early No swell of interest forecast
The high pressure system is to move east off the Northeast Coast with with a building fetch of south winds at 15-20 kts developing along the Southeast Coast offering some odds for windswell production late.
1 ft or less ---
Up some SW 15+ early South windswell building to 6.0 ft @ 8 secs later
High pressure is to track over Bermuda with low pressure building over the Great Lakes generating a new fetch of south winds at 25 kts offering new windswell production potential.
4.0 ft 200 degrees
Down some NW 20+ early South windswell from previous fetch fading from 4.0 ft @ 8 secs early
The high pressure system is to move east with low pressure moving over the Northeast Coast generating west winds at 35 kts suppressing swell production.
3.0 ft 190 degrees
Down ---

Low pressure is to track east with more 45 kt west winds over outer waters suppressing swell production into Wed (12/14). Another low is to follow right on it's heals on Thurs (12/15). Perhaps high pressure to follow behind on Fri (12/16) producing northeast winds at 20 kts offering windswell potential.



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