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Meteorologist James Wieland's Surf Report

Meteorologist James Wieland Meteorologist James Wieland

Updated: April 16 2014 - Detailed Surf forecast for the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast:

Rewind:  Sorry, I've been off for a while.  Went on a trip to Puerto Rico.  Caught some fun waves, not epic but fun.  Can't wait to go back. Such an easy trip from here and plenty of waves all over!. 

Weather Synopsis: Cold front limps southward and stalls just south of us for Wednesday. North then Northeast wind will pick up and blow in some windchop by the end of the day Wednesday.  Long fetch with the front offshore will send a medium period groundswellThursday and Friday.  A Low will form in the gulf then move toward the state then northeast.  This will create more fetch to feed some swell our way through the weekend and early next week.  Nothing huge, but at least it'll be rideable. Wind will cooperate some, but also blow it out some days, See below for specifics.

The Low Down

Water Temps:  Lake Worth: 76, Sebastian 72.

WEDNESDAY: Wind picks up north, then northeast 20kts. Surf starts out small/flat then picks up to knee-thigh high windchop by the end of the day.

THURSDAY:  Medium period groundswell fills in.  Waist to chest in the morning, building to shoulder or so by the afternoon.  Wind ENE 15kts will make it choppy with some south drift. 

FRIDAY: Wind turns southeast 10-15kts in the morning cross-chopping it up. Swell drops but still stays waist to chest high. Wind may turn offshore in the afternoon as the swell fades some to around waist high.  Cleans up by nightfall.

SATURDAY: Wind turns around NE and starts cranking again 20kts.  A blown out reinforcing NE groundswell pushes in and builds throughout the day.  chest high+ with a south drift.  wind NNE 20kts.

SUNDAY: NE Swell builds to shoulder high plus but wind on it. Wind clocks around more to the northeast and calms down a little bit but staying around 15kts.

MONDAY:  NE groundswell continues Chest-shoulder high as winds swing around to the east at 10-15kts.

LOOKING AHEAD, LONG RANGE FORECAST: Wind finally calms down as the swell dies. A cleaner but smaller wave Tuesday then going flat again Wednesday.  Another round of windchop coming back for Friday and the weekend.  This is the time of year we get a lot of windchop so get used to it. At least it'll keep us in the water and in shape!

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