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Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

islandjoan
March 01, 2018 12:12PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,640

According to the Daily News:

The Northern Virgin Islands are expecting 10-20 ft wave breaks with 14 second intervals on Northeast side of north facing shores this weekend from massive NorEaster.

BE safe everyone!!

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

singlefin
March 01, 2018 02:36PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 716

Oh yes...
So nice after weeks of strong, locally driven winds.
I actually look forward to winters now.

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

Alana33
March 04, 2018 09:50AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,976

Coastal Flood Warning
Weather Updated: Mar 04 5:43AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For St. Thomas...St. John... and Adjacent Islands, Virgin Islands
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING FROM 10AM AST SUN UNTIL 6PM AST MON ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT... ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM AST THIS MORNING... ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM AST MONDAY... ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO 6 AM AST TUESDAY... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM AST THIS MORNING... ...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM AST MONDAY... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO 6 PM AST WEDNESDAY... * WAVES AND SURF...BUILDING SEAS BETWEEN 12 TO 18 FEET WITH BREAKING WAVES OF 18 TO 25 FEET AND HIGHER AT TIMES. * LOCATION...WESTERN TO NORTH CENTRAL BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO AND ST. THOMAS. * COASTAL FLOODING...SALT WATER INTRUSION OVER THE LOCAL ROADS NEAR THE BEACHES. HIGH WATER LEVELS AT BEACHES CREATED BY LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF OVER 18 FEET. * IMPACTS...NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO STRONG CURRENTS. ROADS IMPASSABLE DUE TO SALT WATER INTRUSION. BEACH EROSION AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE DUE TO WAVES BREAKING FURTHER INLAND. * TIDES...COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE LIKELY AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. AGUADILLA: 1.06 FEET AT 10:07 AM SUNDAY MORNING 1.04 FEET AT 10:33 PM SUNDAY NIGHT MAYAGUEZ: 1.10 FEET AT 10:40 AM SUNDAY MORNING 1.13 FEET AT 11:06 PM SUNDAY NIGHT BOTANY BAY, ST. THOMAS: 1.05 FEET AT 10:41 AM SUNDAY MORNING 1.17 FEET AT 11:01 PM SUNDAY NIGHT PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. A HIGH SURF WARNING INDICATES THAT DANGEROUS...BATTERING WAVES WILL POUND THE SHORELINE. THIS WILL RESULT IN LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS.

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

islandjoan
March 04, 2018 12:39PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,640

Have the waves hit north side STT yet? I'm gonna drive out to Frederiksted to check it out.

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

Scubadoo
March 04, 2018 12:57PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,073

Just looking at the C'sted harbor cam I'm only seeing light winds form the north/north west. Nothing big a Mermaid Beach yet either.

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

Alana33
March 04, 2018 03:02PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,976

Yep. It was fairly calm this morning.
Northside waves now are pounding in, even in areas that you don't normally see with breaking surf.
Even Magens Bay effected.
High waterline.
Be safe.

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

Alana33
March 04, 2018 11:47PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,976

It's quite roaring in now.

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

Scubadoo
March 05, 2018 02:07AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,073

Still quiet in C'sted.

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

stxsailor
March 05, 2018 08:58AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 506

STT,SJJ and BVI and PR are slowing the waves down for us.

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

Alana33
March 06, 2018 05:35AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,976

[stthomassource.com]

Weather has dramatic effect on STT shorelines!

Re: Huge waves this weekend, be safe! Surfers will be happy.

Alana33
March 06, 2018 03:38PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,976

The difference between the North and South sides of STT are dramatic.

The harbor is like a glassy pond while Northside bay's and beaches are all crashing waves and disturbed waters.

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