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South Atlantic Swell - 9/10 thru 9/14 4 years 3 months ago #121

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In Late August an intense area of low pressure formed south of South Africa with storm force winds and possible hurricane force gusts generating a small area of 30 foot seas aimed directly at our region. This has an extremely long travel distance of nearly 7000 miles. As the system diminished a more pole ward fetch continued and this helped to some degree in maintaining the seas as they moved NW. In the past 2 days a broad and relatively strong high pressure as settled over the southern Atlantic and a large expansive area of 20-30 knot winds cover the entire basin. Although this will NOT generate large seas, it will add energy to an already existing swell train that is moving from the SE to NW so the winds will add energy to the wave action and this promotes confidence in pegging a swell into the forecast. In a few days we should be able to sniff out the weak signal from this source in the mid Atlantic NDBC fleet and then once the longest period is determined we can put specifics into the forecast. This swell will require the right tide and winds and location for it to be session worthy in New England, the main players are select rock-bottom spots in Rhode Island, the right tide/location on Cape Cod (given the correct local winds) and select rock-bottom spots in New Hampshire and Maine. Everything is tide/wind dependent and size is likely capped to waist high range, but the long period SA can pack a punch! Stay tuned...
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South Atlantic Swell - 9/10 thru 9/14 3 years 1 month ago #337

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A great head start for surfers! Let the surf Begin ! Whoa the kid amazed me :)
Would love to watch this!
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South Atlantic Swell - 9/10 thru 9/14 2 years 3 months ago #358

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Bummer this one didn't make it north...
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