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Swell at CGB #278490
03/23/2022 09:19 AM
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We’re looking at overnighting at CGB tonight for a Thursday am guest drop off. Anyone have intel on current swell situation? Any wisdom appreciated.

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Re: Swell at CGB [Re: Jon Resnick] #278494
03/23/2022 09:49 AM
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With the current forecast CGB would be a perfect place to spend Thursday! NWS shows no swell but wind guru shows a slight NE swell that will be zero issue on a cat. If you are on a monohull tuck up in the East side.

THURSDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 10 seconds. Isolated
showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Isolated
showers.

FRIDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 10 seconds.
Scattered showers.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 10 seconds.
Scattered showers.

Last edited by GeorgeC1; 03/23/2022 09:53 AM.
Re: Swell at CGB [Re: Jon Resnick] #278495
03/23/2022 10:07 AM
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CGB it is! Thanks George!

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: Jon Resnick] #278497
03/23/2022 10:16 AM
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You will be very well protected from the 20 knot east wind.

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: Jon Resnick] #278498
03/23/2022 10:26 AM
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Little swell here in Apple Bay with sand coming back in front of CRC! BTW I will be having a cold one at Myett's in CGB around 5 tonight on my way to the airport to pick up my sister and nephew..

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: Manpot] #278509
03/23/2022 12:19 PM
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I’ll keep lookout for you.

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: GeorgeC1] #278523
03/23/2022 04:48 PM
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Just pulled into CGB. Calm as could be. In fact we could use a little more breeze. 😉

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: Jon Resnick] #278565
03/24/2022 06:42 AM
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It’s so windy at Norman island! Will we be ok to overnight at Cooper Thursday night as well? I know that’s a bit more exposed. Thank you!

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: Jon Resnick] #278574
03/24/2022 07:34 AM
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Cooper is fine even in very high East winds.

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: GeorgeC1] #278577
03/24/2022 07:58 AM
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Thanks, George! We have some more exploring to do at Norman today so we’re thinking of staying another night, maybe the wind we feel here is the down draft I read about, or maybe it’s like this everywhere? Gusts should calm down later hopefully..

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: Jon Resnick] #278580
03/24/2022 08:09 AM
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The wind funnels through Norman which in lighter wind days is a good thing but not so good with 20 knot winds. If you want less wind consider a mooring past the caves in Privateer Bay or going up to Benures Bay. Both are well protected from East Winds. Benures also offers some great snorkeling in the Western half of the Bay.

Re: Swell at CGB [Re: KitchenBliss] #278599
03/24/2022 09:57 AM
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We have been "back winded" several times at Cooper and of course, a mooring is a must as the holding is poor in grass-covered hard sand.


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Re: Swell at CGB [Re: jmon] #278602
03/24/2022 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by jmon
We have been "back winded" several times at Cooper and of course, a mooring is a must as the holding is poor in grass-covered hard sand.

I don't think they want anyone anchoring inside the mooring field anyway....to protect the sea grass turtle habitat. Outside the mooring field is pretty deep. Most boats don't have enough chain to anchor out. Boaty Ball is probably the best option for Manchioneel Bay. There are some first-come balls there but they get taken early in the day.


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