It’s Christmas evening and I can’t help but share a little of the cheer I’m feeling about this forecast. It is giving me goosebumps and shivers, but in a good nervous anticipation kind of way.


BARREN ISLANDS AND KAMISHAK BAY WATERS
945 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2008

...STORM WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...
.TONIGHT...WEST OF THE BARREN ISLANDS...NW WIND 55 KT. SEAS 8 FT
BUILDING TO 15 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. EAST OF
THE BARREN ISLANDS...NW WIND 35 KT INCREASING TO 55 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 18 FT. GUSTS TO 70 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY.
.FRI...NW WIND 55 KT. SEAS 24 FT. GUSTS TO 70 KT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 50 KT. SEAS 24 FT. GUSTS TO 65 KT IN THE
EVENING. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...NW WIND 45 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.

There is a Homer surf forecast if I’ve ever seen one. It looks like we have a chance at decent wind conditions on the Homer beaches as well. Though I won’t be expecting clean lines with offshore breezes, it’s not predicting the straight onshore gales we’ve seen lately.