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    Senior Member DiviDiviFan's Avatar
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    Anyone know what is causing huge waves?

    Just wondering if anyone on the island during the last week or presently there can tell me what is causing the huge waves? Been watching the webcam at Bucuti and they seem to be getting larger and larger? I am hoping my beach at Divi Al is not disappearing? Funny thing as I write this post I believe I had the same concern last year right before my arrival when Andrea was nice enough to check it out. Guess maybe it is the time of year? Hopefully they will calm down by next week :-) although they are fun to watch not too much fun getting knocked down by them

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    I've always been amazed by how much the beach changes at the Divi. One trip the water came up to less than 20 feet from the beach bar with not much beach. Six months later and the beach was more than 3 times as wide! I love the waves but after being knocked down a few times I have a new respect and there are days that I just go to the pool. The woman who sweeps up every morning by the pool (Lucy) would always tell me to be careful "the sea will eat you"!!
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    Looks like northerly winter swells coming out of the northeast. You can see the wave forecast pushing the waves at http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/disp...a=natla_height

    Local wave height model and prediction

    Local Marine forecast calls for

    WAVE HEIGHT : 4 TO 8 FEET DUE NORTHERLY SWELLS.
    NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS MAY CAUSE THE SEA NEAR THE WESTERN SHORES
    A TAP CHOPPY THROUGH FRIDAY. ALSO EXPECT SOME ROUGH SURF
    CONDITIONS AND RIP CURRENT ON THE NORTHERN SHORES FROM TIME TO TIME.

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    WOW, thanks Lisa. Are you a weather girl in your part time (lol)? Thanks for the info and cool link.

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    Or perhaps... the moon and the tides...
    Mr. Ratt
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiviDiviFan View Post
    WOW, thanks Lisa. Are you a weather girl in your part time (lol)? Thanks for the info and cool link.
    Just one of my hobbies.

    Waves are down today over yesterday though they still look huge with an undertow on the Bucuti Cam. However, a better view of the size can be seen on Manchebo's cam.

    The best of local prediction is still http://www.meteo.aw/model4.php

    For the best alerts of what is happening weather wise follow https://twitter.com/MeteoAruba

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    Thanks so much Lisa :-)

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