“….Coastal Waters Forecast from the National Weather Service, 10:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time out 20 nautical miles… Hurricane Warning remains in effect until 4 p.m., rain, heavy at times clearing, northeast winds at 75 knots becoming northwest late in the day…”
The mechanical droning voice of the weather radio is an audible cue on the East Coast announcing the arrival of hurricane season. After a long slumber, the tropics are now awake and East Coast-based surfers are back to chasing waves along their home coastline. A couple weeks ago, Hurricane Dorian roared through the Atlantic, delivering spitting barrels to surfers all along the northeast, followed closely by Hurricane Humberto this last weekend.
During hurricane season on the East Coast, life becomes a series of offshore buoy readings, spaghetti models and National Hurricane Center updates. If your goal is to capitalize on a hurricane swell, you’ll likely be traveling through a humid night in hopes of a healthy breakfast of daybreak barrels and long-period juice. This is the gear you’ll need for tropical heat, mosquitos, cold fronts, long drives and power outages. And maybe even some waves.