Rough Surf Saturday From Odette Swells
Small craft and rip current advisories are up until this evening.
(Sept 18, 2021) … The swells are five to six feet and will calm down some Sunday afternoon. The rip current risk will last into Sunday afternoon. Just be careful in the water. No one is swimming in this junk on a drive on beach, we know better. Okay I think we know better. Not just rip currents but debris is an an issue as well. Careful when you are casting while standing in the surf wash area. Never know what will wash in and gift wrap your leg.
Fish are biting they are mostly the small puppy drum, some pompano, kings etc. The southern beaches are less stirred up water than than Cape Henlopen. Low tide is around noon. The surf wash will be wide all day.
Use The Beach Web Cams To Check Conditions
.MARINE... Swells from Tropical Storm Odette will result in 5 to 8 ft seas across the coastal ocean waters. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect, but was extended until 8 pm. Conditions subside to sub-SCA criteria tonight. N winds 15-20 kt this morning will shift to the W, then SW at 10-15 kt this morning. Winds become NW 10-20 kt tonight. Outlook... Winds and seas should stay below SCA criteria through at least Tuesday. On Wednesday, there is a chance that seas on the Atlantic coastal waters could build to 5 feet. Rip currents... Swells from Tropical Storm Odette will result in increased seas and rough conditions in the surf zone today with breaking waves of 2 to 4 feet. There is a HIGH risk for the development of dangerous rip currents today. Conditions begin to abate tonight, and then there is a MODERATE risk for the development of dangerous rip currents on Sunday.