Jersey / East Coast Surf - end of next week

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by NewportGeek, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. NewportGeek

    NewportGeek Member

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    I'm contemplating a trip out but Surfline's forecast isn't clear yet about onshore wind running Thursday/Friday conditions. Any old (or new) schoolers here have an understanding of what to expect from the weather, or where on the east coast might be good 10/10 and 10/11?
     
  2. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    My read after looking at Windy is it will be a decent sized swell with NW winds. If that holds up the uncertainty is how much North is in that NW forecast.
     
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  3. NewportGeek

    NewportGeek Member

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    Thanks. I'll make a go, no-go by Tuesday night; That'll give me Wendesday to pack and drive out.

    NW winds would be a good thing? (so backwards to me, being SoCal raised. LOL)

    Where would you go out? I've never surfed east coast before but have no issue with heavy breaks or crowds. From what I've read on the forum in the past, it's mostly sandbars so local knowledge about bottom conditions can be key... and I'm at a total loss.
     
  4. SeniorGrom

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    I trust the Windy forecast. Magicseaweed is showing NE winds though which is not so good. There are many locations New Jersey through New England that can handle a NW wind. Good luck.
     
  5. sightpoint

    sightpoint Active Member

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    Looking like NNE winds and a little swell Thursday and Friday. NW is better here in NY but it should still be fun. PM if you want details.
     
  6. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    Friday is looking big dog! I am looking at a forecast now showing 20' NE swell on Friday. (That always changes, but it's always surprising to see.) There are probably places you can go to score but the cleanup after a swell like that is usually better than the main event.
     
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  7. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

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    Nj/ Ny breaks are only 45-60 min apart so you can catch it n/nw Ny or West in Nj and meet up w some local jammers in either state. Pm me for details if needed.
     
  8. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    The wind forecast is changing already. I see a lot of NE winds.
     
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  9. Gallery

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    Swell angle is dead East so if/when it cleans up you'll be wanting to find someplace that doesn't face due east, which excludes most of NJ.

    Will be interesting to see what the beaches and sandbars look like this weekend after it passes.
     
  10. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

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    Surfline has Long Island good from Wednesday thru Monday. Head there to the land of lefts. Can get drifty so bring your paddling arms and make sure you are aware of your surroundings (jetties, piles, etc). Surfed Long Beach a while back, drifted a bit and almost surfed right into a jetty I didn't know was there.
     

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