Weekend beach conditions are a little nautical
The surf fishing beaches look good for driving, just a wider surf wash
(Sept 23, 2021) … The weekend conditions will be a little “active” for surf fishing. Five foot swells Friday that will calm into Sunday. Wide surf wash conditions for fishing. Small cliffs at the surf’s edge. Exploring at low tide would help find good cuts for futures fishing trips in another day, or a couple of tide cycles.. The surf will rearrange itself over the next week. Meanwhile fish will be all over areas now with all the new storm surge structure.
Through tonight… A Small Craft Advisory is in effect on the
Atlantic coastal waters, where seas will remain around 5 to 7 ft.
Ahead of the cold front, south-southeasterly winds could continue to
gust around 30 kt through the evening. Behind the front, winds will
shift to southwest then northwest and decrease in speed. The wind
shift will happen over the southern waters first, as early as this
afternoon, but should occur over all the coastal waters by around
midnight. On Delaware Bay, with the shift to westerly flow, wind
speeds have decreased significantly. The Gale Warning for Delaware
Bay has been cancelled, and sub-SCA conditions are expected.
Friday… On the Atlantic coastal waters, seas will continue to run
around 5 ft into the afternoon. The SCA will remain in effect until
4PM, though it is possible we will be able to cancel it a little
earlier than that. On Delaware Bay, sub-SCA conditions are expected.
Northwest wind 10 to 15 kt, decreasing and turning more westerly in
Friday night-Sunday…Winds and seas are expected to remain
below advisory levels through the period, although winds could
gust around 20 knots at times and seas could approach 4 feet at
We have forecast a HIGH risk of dangerous rip currents for
today for both NJ and DE beaches, as winds become a little
stronger with an increasing swell.
A HIGH risk will continue for the NJ beaches on Friday with a
MODERATE risk expected at the DE beaches.
A Rip Current Statement is in effect for the DE beaches through
tonight and for the NJ beaches through Friday evening.