There have been sufficient tropical lows, storms and hurricanes in the open Altantic to stir the waters up. Some surfable swells were “sneaking” in all weekend. I say “sneaking” because the surf forecasters were only calling for 1-2’ waves for this weekend originally. When I checked Boston Buoy data on Saturday morning, I noted instead 10-11 second interval swells in the 2-3’ range. Good mellow stuff.
I drove over to the beach break just before lunch and found totally NO surfers at all out in the water. Evidently, Other surfers were relying on just the surf forecasting sites and not double checking with actual buoy data. I had the whole beach break to myself for several hours.
Sunday conditons were even better, with 11 second swells in the 3-4’ range, with wavefaces cleaned up by a gentle offshore breeze. Other surfers caught on, however. Way more folks out in the water but still room to catch solo waves without someone else dropping.
Hurricane Sam, category 4, is still on track to throw swells up and down the east coast this week into the weekend.
Be careful. Have fun.