Hello, this is Andrew Funk with your Ocean City NJ Surf Forecast as of January 22nd.
The surf will stay down through much of the day Thursday but looks to pick up by Friday.. High Pressure will continue to dominate our region Thursday/Friday where we will see light NNE winds. A strong Low Pressure is spinning well off the Florida coast as of this forecast and South Beach is Pumping….. This Low is forecast to intensify as it slowly moves through the Western Atlantic. We can expect to see a pulse of swell from this Low starting Friday and lingering until Monday… Local wind swell and dicey weather will accompany this Longer period SE swell… Daily details below….
Light NNE winds are forecast with small surf expected through the morning hours.. A possible bump is SE swell is possible before dark, maybe 2’+..
We can expect to see light NNE winds around 10 mph through the morning hours with a turn to the ENE expected during the afternoon. ESE swell from the Low Pressure off the coast is forecast to fill in through the day.. Could be a slow start with High Tide around 7:00 AM, however by days end we should see 3′-4′ surf filling in. If Low Pressure over performs we could see surf fill in earlier in the day..!
Local winds will be a problem through most of the day… Unsettled weather is forecast to pass through our region Saturday and clearing out through the late afternoon.. Plenty of longer period ESE swell will mix with shorter ESE local wind swell.. Local winds are forecast to be ESE around 25 mph, then turning South by 3:00 PM to WSW by dark… I would keep an eye on conditions, sometimes these local weather systems move a bit more quickly that originally forecast. Wave heights through the day are forecast to be in the 6′-7′ zone… BEST Bet… late afternoon… Low Tide: 2:00 PM
Forecast wise looks GREAT… West winds are forecast through the day 15 – 20 MPH… Longer period ESE swell will continue to pulse, 4′-5′ @ 10s plus we will see lingering local 3′-4′ SSE wind swell Swell mixing in. The surf should hold through the day in the 3′-4’+ range. Low Tide will be around 2:35 PM
We should see lingering ESE swell, 3’+ with NW winds forecast 10 – 15 MPH.. High Tide is around 8:55 AM..
Ocean Temp: 39