/*23 Breaths: The un Bill swell*/

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The un Bill swell

So it looks like the SoCal wave drought will take a break, put it's feet up and take five.

Hallelujah!

Following is the surf report from, of all places, the National Weather Service
HIGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK DUE TO A PERSISTENT 
SOUTH SWELL. 
THE SWELL WILL LIKELY APPROACH FROM 200 DEGREES 
WITH A HEIGHT OF 3 TO 4 FOOT
AND A PERIOD OF 15 TO 18 SECONDS...
AND WILL LIKELY GENERATE SURF OF 5 TO 8 FEET 
ON SOUTH FACING BEACHES.
Yeehaw!
If you went  somewhere more surfer oriented 
(like SoCal Surf Forecast)
You might get something like this,
"...there is a 198-200 degree swell at 18 seconds and a 202-204 degree swell at 12 seconds to start, the second swell swings to 190 degrees and its period extends to 18 seconds as the first swell dissipates (mon-tues)."
Not the fine prose that Adam uses to describe things but actually my, no doubt erroneous, interpretation of yet another weather / surf site. 
To boil it down to the very basics,
"There will be swell, not huge, so the hunt will be on to find somewhere that's not too walled up.  Oh and there could be some wind"
If you are more of a pictures person, and aren't we all
One more thing
Don't tell anyone
this thing's a secret

1 comment:

pranaglider said...

couple of things

1st off - hurray for the east coast!
contrary to popular opinion, the EC does get good surf when there's a swell maker and Bill looks like it will, eh, fit the "bill".
(sorry, couldn't let that one go by). So good on ya EC!

2nd - I usually don't do swell casting etc. so if you either die or miss something good, don't come crying to me. Like the daily horoscopes in the paper, my "forecasts" are for entertainment purposes only.

I sit around all day looking for jobs and watching CNN and if I see one more guy with an assault rifle that wants to "talk" about health care, I'm gonna scream.

end of rant / disclaimer