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Eyeball Surf Report

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Forecast for NJ
 

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NJ SURF REPORT

MONDAY 27 MARCH 2023

Small/Fair

Soft, 2-3ft+ prefrontal SE/ESE windswell, light NW/NNW wind this morning. Most spots are seeing fair form but bring a bigger board. Best shape at south-facing

spots in Southern NJ.  Rain through the morning. 

NOTE: Radical tide swings will make timing your sessions really tricky. 

LATER TODAY

Fair/Building

S windswell continues to build in both size and period. Wind turns W then S just 

after noon, but remains light. 

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FORECAST

Overview: 

S windswell builds through Friday, continues to build on Saturday. Watching Sunday for fun surf,  good conditions and warm weather. 

 

Today Building swell

Lingering S windswell with light wind and fair form. However, the recent new moon has created radical tide swings that will continue to be a problem through the rest of the day. 

 

Weekend STORM and SURF ALERT

Saturday: STORM ALERT Onshore wind, building surf as another system crosses

Sunday:  SURF ALERT  Fun, clean and user-friendly surf on Sunday.

MORE GOOD NEWS: Minimal tide swings this weekend, increasing surfability

Check out the 72 Hour Forecast below for details

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LONG RANGE FORECAST 

Next Week SURF ALERT

Watching mid to late week for another swell event

Check out the Long Range Forecast below for details

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TROPICAL UPDATE  

The National Weather Service has released the storm names for the 2023 Hurricane Season. As the planet transitions from a La Nina to El Nino pattern, it's still too early for the seasonal projections. Stay tuned. 

Check out the Tropical Update below for details 

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S swell w/ N wind on Friday
Onshore wind on Saturday Fun swell event on Sunday

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FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2023

Surf Alert, but...*

Stronger 2-3ft+ S/SSE windswell. Light NW or NNW wind. Best at south facing spots  in Southern NJ. Fair-poor form everywhere else.

NOTE: Radical tide swings will limit surfability. Mid tide will be your best bet. 

(*See SWELL EVENT NOTES for details)

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Monmouth/Ocean County Waist high++ S windswell with light sideshore (N) wind. Fair-poor form. 

Atlantic/Cape May County 

East-facing spots: Waist-belly high++ S windswell. Light sideshore (N) wind. Fair

to poor form. 

South-facing spots: Waist high++ S windswell. Light offshore (N) wind. Fair form. 

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*SWELL EVENT NOTES 

  • 24 hour Atlantic Forecast Map Click Here

  • SWELL Stronger 3ft S/SSE windswell

  • WIND Light to moderate NW or NNW wind

  • TIDE Radical tide swings will severely limit your window of surfability. Check your Local Tide Chart for details.

  • WEATHER ADVISORY Showers likely. Coastal flooding at high tide.

  • CONDITIONS ADVISORY Increased littoral current will create sweeping nearshore current               

 

SATURDAY 25 MARCH 2023

Poor/Building Swell* 

2-3ft+ S and E windswell early. Strong E or ENE wind. Poor, stormy conditions. 

Potentially heavy rain. Wind turns SE after 6pm. Swell builds into the 3-4ft+.

(*See SWELL EVENT NOTES for details)

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Monmouth/Ocean County Waist-chest high+ S/E windswell. Onshore (E) wind. Poor, stormy conditions. 

Atlantic/Cape May County 

East-facing spots: Waist-chest high+ S/E windswell. Onshore (E) wind. Poor,

stormy conditions. 

South-facing spots: Waist-belly high+ S/E windswell. Sideshore (E) wind. Poor, stormy conditions. 

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*SWELL EVENT NOTES 

  • 48 hour Atlantic Forecast Map Click Here

  • SWELL Lingering 2-3ft S windswell and new, building E or ENE windswell.  Swell builds all day and overnight. 

  • WIND Strong E or ENE wind, turns SE after 6pm

  • TIDE Moderate tide swings will increase your window of surfability. Check    your Local Tide Chart for details.

  • WEATHER ADVISORY Strong onshore wind, heavy rain at times, flooding

  • CONDITIONS ADVISORY Stormy conditions.

  • CROWD ADVISORY N/A

  • BEST BOARD FOR TODAY N/A

 

SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2023

SURF ALERT* 

3ft+ S and E windswell with light to moderate W wind. Most spots will see good to

excellent form. NOTE: Minimal tide swings, offshore wind and warm weather will 

make this a day to target

(*See SWELL EVENT NOTES for details)

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Monmouth/Ocean County Waist-chest high+ S/E windswell. Offshore (W) wind

and good to excellent form. Bigger surf in Southern Ocean County. 

Atlantic/Cape May County 

East-facing spots: Waist-shoulder high+ S/E windswell. Offshore (W) wind. Good

to excellent form.

South-facing spots: Waist high+ S/E windswell. Sideshore (W) wind. Fair-poor form

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*SWELL EVENT NOTES 

  • 72 hour Atlantic Forecast Map Click Here

  • SWELL Lingering 2-3ft S windswell and 3ft+ E or ENE windswell  

  • WIND Light to moderate W or WSW wind

  • TIDE Moderate tide swings increase your window of surfability. Check your Local Tide Chart for details.

  • WEATHER ADVISORY N/A

  • CONDITIONS ADVISORY E swell may create closeout conditions at some spots. Larger surf will make things challenging for entry level surfers.

  • CROWD ADVISORY Expect crowds at premiere breaks

  • BEST BOARD FOR TODAY Shortboard, Midlength or Fish. Longboard on   the higher tide

NEXT WEEK

SURF ALERT

Smaller leftovers early next week. Watching Wednesday for a solid swell event. 

Check out the LONG RANGE FORECAST below for details. 

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Maximize your wave count

Sometimes, when the surf is absolutely pumping, I tend to lose my shit. When the adrenaline starts pumping, it seems that my ability to think rationally goes out the window. So, without considering the factors at hand I paddle out blindly and end up having an an unproductive session. This is mostly because I am constantly out of position, regardless of how many other surfers are in the water. Meanwhile everyone else is catching wave after wave while I flail away. I know better, but sometimes my level of stoke gets the better of me. If you have a similar problem, check out the tips below. 

 

Pro Tip #1  Don't step in P.O.O.P.

P.O.O.P. is an acronym for Perpetually Out Of Position

P.O.O.P. is caused by a lack of understanding of the lineup, the swell direction, the rips within the spot you're surfing (and how they affect the wave). It's also caused by disregarding the constant changes that are happening during that particular time you're in the water. 

 

Pro Tip #2  Be a keen observer. 

It's a good idea to spend at least 5-10 minutes closely watching the conditions. Even if you surf a particular spot every swell, things change. Sandbars move, fill in or completely disappear. Rip currents change in position or strength with the tide or swell direction and thus their affect on the shape of the wave (or where you paddle out) is affected. Note the size, consistency of the wave and the consistency of the sets. Take a mental picture of where the waves are breaking.   

Pro Tip #3  Triangulation. While you're checking the conditions, take note of at least two landmarks on land that you can use to mark where the waves are breaking. After paddling out, watch a set break then align yourself within those landmarks. Then, using those landmarks, triangulate yourself in the best takeoff position. 

Pro Tip #4  Adjust accordingly. As the variables change, so must your position.

Strong wind or rip currents will constantly move you out of position. Rising or dropping swell, swell direction changes will force you to move to a different spot in the lineup. Sometimes being just a few feet out of position can cut your wave count significantly. So, be vigilant with the changes and adjust your position as necessary.

However, sometimes conditions change drastically. In that case, get out of the water, re-evaluate your position, then paddle back out.

 

Hope this helps.

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Smaller leftovers early next week
Watching Wednesday

MONDAY 27 MARCH 2023 Surf Alert
2-3ft S/E windswell leftovers. WNW or NW wind. Stay tuned...
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TUESDAY 28 MARCH 2023 
Onshore wind/Building swell?
Onshore wind... new windswell develops. Stay tuned...
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WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH 2023
SURF ALERT
Watching for a potentially epic 6-8ft+ swell. Stay tuned...
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FORECASTERS NOTE: Early Spring is a tricky time of year. This is a time of consistent surf but also dynamic, almost hyperactive weather patterns that create extended periods of uncooperative wind and limited windows of surfability. So, you'll either need to hit it when the conditions come together or lower your standards when they don't. 

The X-Factors: The North Pacific is loaded with storms so we can expect more swell in the long range forecast. However, the jet stream has shifted so our local winds will remain northerly for the next several days. 

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