Long time college friend, lacrosse player, fellow surfer, teacher, shaper and great dad, Chas Plasse went Paddle Surfing today for the first time. He was stoked and humbled by the fact how much of an impact Stand Up Paddle Surfing has to the mind, body and soul. Experiencing this is truly a gift. He'll be back for more..
Southern States (Florida, Georgia, SC):
Today (Wednesday the 19th) conditions continue to be fairly small in the knee to waist high range, but tonight the first small to moderate pulse SE fills in from what was Tropical Depression Ana. Peaking Thursday morning this initial pulse of swell is looking to be around waist to chest high+ with 11-second periods. Thursday evening things back down again, holding in the knee to waist high+ range from ESE Friday. The big event is due to take place Saturday though, when surf a couple feet overhead and up to Double Over Head+ at stand out breaks fills in with 15-second periods thanks to Hurricane Bill. The swell is due to peak late Saturday holding through Sunday morning before backing off to the waist to chest high+ range next Monday. Note that the swell angle will be fairly E, with an ESE component leaving not much angle, this could cause a lot of close out sections with some extreme size and could be very dangerous, but most of the southern states will be getting decent sized surf for the weekend. Get on it early, history shows the most powerful part of the swell being the initial hit, and bring spare boards. Stay tuned...: