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When researching surf conditions, what weather cycles indicate good overall conditions for a North American Atlantic Ocean-based break?

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I only know the UK side, and I'm pretty certain it works differently over here as the low pressure systems come towards us, but away from you. – Rory Alsop Jan 26 '12 at 19:45
Um - sustained surface winds pointing in the direction that maximizes the unique conditions for your particular surf break? – bmike Apr 3 '12 at 12:46
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There are many wave height buoys along the Atlantic sea board and would allow for much better prediction than weather system prediction. There are some good resource for surf forecasting on the east coast such as (no affiliation) which is focused on Florida but does provide information up through SC.

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