Hurricane Humberto Update!!!
Get ready for Friday because it’s gonna be a good one! Humberto is now a Cat 3 and on the move, so he will be directly to our East by late Thursday. We will see local NE winds Thursday making for choppy conditions, but solid 6-8’+ swell will definitely fill in in the afternoon. By Friday morning Humberto will have moved closer to Nova Scotia (and decreasing into a Cat1/Tropical Storm), but we will have long period E swell in the 6-8ft range @12-14 sec, perfectly groomed by light NW winds and bluebird skies. Get out there!!!! As the day progresses, winds will slack and the swell will slightly drop, but it should be an all day affair. When we wake up Saturday there will still be heaps of lines, but Humberto will be moving quickly out of our swell range (according to the Euro model), so the earlier the better size-wise. Still though, for most of the day we will see residual 3-4’ @12 sec lines with light winds! I know some models are showing bigger swell than that on Saturday, but I trust the Euro model which has the storm taking off for the North Atlantic by then. Sunday there will still be little leftovers, but a new swell may begin to appear late afternoon from newly formed Tropical Storm Jerry, which is currently well east of Barbados. The predicted track looks good and we could see very fun groundswell from that one next Monday/Tuesday.
Gear Recco: Water is in the low 70s but the air may be chilly so a SS/short-arm full/LS Spring could be beneficial, especially in the mornings.