Eyeball Surf Report
Detailed Surf Report and Forecast for NJ and
Long Island, NY
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Saturday 25 January 2020
Late Morning Update 11:47am
Storm Alert/Building surf
Building E and ESE combo swell. Waves are in the 3-5ft+ range with strong, gale force E wind. Poor and stormy conditions. Heavy rain.
COASTAL and ROAD FLOODING ALERT
STORM ALERT Gale force E winds and heavy rain today.
Coastal and road flooding will be an issue, especially at high tide.
Regional Surf Report
Rapidly building surf with strong onshore wind and stormy conditions
Rapidly building surf with strong onshore/sideshore wind and stormy conditions
Later Today ESE groundswell lingers and E and SE windswell builds. Wind turns SE and retains gale force strength. Heavy rain will make a mess of things.
FORECAST ALERT SURF ALERT Fun surf on Sunday. Check out the Forecast Update below for details.
LONG RANGE FORECAST Fun leftovers on Monday. Lingering surf through midweek. Check out the Long Range Forecast below for details.
Water Temp Update Water temps are averaging between 41 and 44 degrees. A minimum of a 5mm fullsuit with 5mm boots, gloves and hood are required.
TROPICAL UPDATE The 2019 Hurricane Season has officially ended. I have eliminated the Tropical Update box until the 2020 season starts in June.
Fun surf on Sunday
Fun leftovers likely next week
Forecast Overview: SURF ALERT
RIGHT NOW There are 2 storms that right now that have my interest. The first storm is spinning in the Western Atlantic and has been pushing a fun ESE groundswell toward our region for the past few days. This storm is forecast to move NE from its current position (just east of Bermuda) but still remain in our swell window tomorrow so the ESE groundswell should linger for the next few days .
The second storm is currently moving over the region right now This storm is moving over the region now so we can expect strong SE wind, heavy rain and rapidly building SE windswell (which builds over the existing ESE groundswell). Coastal and road flooding is also expected. Swell peaks after 10pm and begins to gradually drop. Wind is forecast to turn SW after sunset then W after midnight.
SUNDAY SURF ALERT Dawn Patrol should see solid 3-4ft+ E and SE combo swell with moderate W wind. Swell continues to drop gradually through the day.
Check out the 72 HOUR SURF FORECAST below for details.
NEXT WEEK Surf Alert Smaller but fun leftovers early next week. Check out the LONG RANGE FORECAST below for details.
The Good News: This swell event will have something for everyone but timing will be essential and we should see some fun leftovers early next week.
The Bad News: Since the peak of this swell event falls on a weekend you can expect crowds at the usual spots and the new moon last night will create tide issues so timing your sessions correctly will be critical.
THE X-FACTOR The Pacific Ocean is seeing back to back storms and it's just a matter of time before one makes its way east and delivers more solid surf for our region. Check out the Long Range Forecast below for details.
Attention ProSurf Coaches Clients: SURF ALERT Fun surf this weekend and next week! Check your SURF ALERT text messages & call your coach to schedule your sessions.
Fun surf on Sunday
Fun leftovers on Monday
SATURDAY Storm Alert/Building surf
Rapidly building S windswell over existing ESE groundswell with strong onshore wind and poor form and heavy rain.
NJ Building surf with poor form at most spots.
NY Building surf, onshore wind and poor form.
MONDAY Surf Alert...
Fun 2-3ft E and ESE combo swell leftovers with light W wind early. Swell drops gradually through the day. Best in NJ.
NJ Small, fun surf with offshore wind
NY Small, shitty surf with sideshore wind
TUESDAY Surf Alert...
Fun 2ft+ E and ESE combo swell leftovers with light to moderate NW or NNW wind early. Swell drops gradually through the day. Best in NY and Southern NJ.
NJ Small, fun surf with NW wind. Bigger and cleaner further south.
NY Small, fun surf with offshore wind.
MID to LATE WEEK SURF ALERT
Check out the Long Range Surf Forecast below for details.
NJ See below
NY See below
Lingering leftovers early next week
Tracking two more storms
Long Range Update
I am tracking several storms that have strong long range potential for surf. While it's too early to make specific calls I am very optimistic about the next 3-5 days. The other factor is the back to back storms in the Pacific. The thing to remember that this time of year we rely on these storms as they track east, make landfall on the West Coast then move across the US and over the East Coast. Please see the map above for storm-specific information.
Tuesday Surf Alert
NJ Small, fun surf with N wind. Best in Southern NJ at south facing spots.
NY Tiny but surfable with offshore wind.
Wednesday - Friday Small
NJ Tiny surf. Wind data inconclusive. Stay tuned.
NY Tiny surf. Wind data inconclusive. Stay tuned.
Next Weekend SURF ALERT...?
NJ Stay tuned...
NY Stay tuned...
Seasonal Outlook: WINTER
Be ready for strong storms to move over our region
Be prepared for short-duration swell events with little lead time.
Powerful surf with medium duration over multiple days are also common.
Somewhat long flat spells are also very common
Check the Eyeball Surf Report often for updates.