based on MSW this morning, Sat looks worse and high winds, and Sunday looks like 7' + 8' =15' swells...Thanks for the info. Magicseaweed.com is predicting 6-10 ft swells Saturday and 7-11 ft Sunday for Coos Bay (the closest they list). I'm hoping that improves a little. Is there a better site to get swell forecasts? I couldn't find anything on the port of Brandon website.
the Primary and Secondary swells. Especially when they are on a similar period and direction, as in this case, they can stack to give you the sum on that period or at times they will be separate waves but on shorter period. So that forecast tells me you could be seeing 15' swells on 12s or 8' on 6s period or a mixture of things in between. yuck.I guess I don’t know how to read MSW. What are you adding together to get 15’?
Because I am on a kayak, I ignore wind waves (and Magic Seaweed doesn't even forecast them). But it's because I just don't go out on days with enough wind to make them an issue. 7 to 8mph is about my limit for an effective fishing/crabbing outing. I'll go out at first light with >10mph wind gusts coming up at like noon and with a plan to be done by then.Wind waves in the forecast are killer also. Didn't believe the forecast of 6ft wind waves and a 3ft sea out of Gold Beach and found myself in a 8ft plus combined swell 3 miles out in a open transom boat. Boat went sideways on me when I was fighting a ling and thought it was about to flip. No common sense that day