Aug 27: Intensified Surf Expected!

Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr August 27, 2014 14:06

Aug 27: Intensified Surf Expected!

Hurricane Cristobal will continue to parallel the east coast through Friday morning. Even though he’s a miss out to sea, surf along the entire Jersey Shore is still expected to intensify. It might be late Friday before marine conditions finally subside. Here is the expected position of Hurricane Cristobal tomorrow morning at 8AM (when peak surf is expected) per the American GFS model. The colors indicate wind speed in knots:

American GFS model shows expected position of hurricane cristobal on Thursday morning at 8AM

I think tonight through early afternoon tomorrow should feature the biggest swells from Cape May to Sandy Hook. 6-8ft (head-level to overhead-level) waves are possible along the beach. Rip currents will be dangerous for inexperienced swimmers. Please know your limits, respect your local authorities and listen to the lifeguards! The good news is that Hurricane Cristobal will be steaming away to the northeast before the start of Labor Day Weekend. Here is the expected track per the latest model guidance:

track for hurricane cristobal is expected to steam out to the northeast
I’ll have the full Labor Day Weekend Outlook posted tomorrow evening. In the meantime, please be safe! JC

Cover image by Chris Bakely of Chris Bakely Photography

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Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr August 27, 2014 14:06

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