Beach Conditions Are Nautical
Only one way to describe the beaches today, nautical with a gale warning.
Water pushed to the dunes at high tide over night. Next high tide is a 1:15 PM. Right now it is low tide and water is on top of the beaches. The wind advisory should lift about 1 PM. Possible small craft advisories into Saturday. Big wave day great for pictures, not holding bottom.
If you do surf fish be careful of undertow, back wash, and sand collapsing. Weekend is looking decent just a little nasty tomorrow morning. I’d look for short bass in that wash near structures, they will be looking for food being washed around. Definitely worth a shot even with the water being colder.
Marne Forecast Discussion … NOAA, Mount Holly
Gale Warnings remain in effect for all area waters, including
the Delaware Bay. Northerly winds 25 to 35 knots with gusts up
to 45 knots are expected on the ocean through tonight. Winds
will diminish across the northern waters first and then continue
to diminish elsewhere towards daybreak. Seas will remain
elevated between 7 to 12 feet. Small Craft advisories will be
needed once the gale force gusts subside.
Winds on the Delaware Bay will be 15 to 25 knots with gusts up
to 40 knots through this afternoon. Once the Gale Warnings are
taken down on the Delaware Bay, a Small Craft Advisory will
likely be needed into this evening.
Outlook… Saturday…Winds should fall below SCA levels, but seas on the ocean will still average 4-6 feet, so a SCA may be needed through the day.
Check out the Delaware Beach web cams to check beach conditions. The Deldot traffic cams at the Charles W Cullen Bridge help as well.