Easter Bunny Leaves Some Surf

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Your Ocean Surf Shop surf forecast for the second week of April 2015
 
Our National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED TO THE NORTH WILL SHIFT INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC TONIGHT. A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK...OTHERWISE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT COULD APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.”
 
The first half of our work week sees high pressure set up to our north and a trough of low pressure develop near our marine area early week. This weather pattern should keep fun, mixed easterly trade-wind swell in the forecast. Look for more size in this swell Monday (April 5) through Wednesday (April 7). It could be fun. It’s not likely to be super clean, but look for surf to average waist to stomach high during the period, with winds trending east/southeast.
 
Surf drops some on Thursday and Friday of this week, but it looks like there will still be a longboard wave in the forecast late week as winds trend south and choppy surf continues. For your weekend (April 11–12), we see a cold front passage and a high-angled northeast wind swell setup, with conditions improving some late in the weekend (April 12). We’ll keep you updated. Your best bet is to get on it early during the work week. Charleston County Schools’ spring break is over, so it’ll be less crowded during the work week.
 
Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop