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Old 08-13-2018, 11:01 AM   #3
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When winds are forecast out of the west along the Jersey coast with seas of 5 feet or so, the seas close in shore are much less, maybe 3'. So I would go in those conditions.

I would not like to go with winds forecast out of the east with 5' seas as they will be that way near the coast.

But any westerly wind component will knock down the forecast seas by about 2' near the coast.

So in other words, I would go with less than 5' seas forecast with an easterly wind component and up to 5' with a westerly component. And stay close to shore- within 1-2 miles.

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