said, the Joker right as he was set to let things blow up. Such is the case here in the southeast. Danielle looks to send swell in some fashion over the weekend and clean-up early next week. Tropical Storm Earl is stringing along behind nicely. Anyone remember last summer? Right now, anyone caring to monitor such things could check their employee’s internet history and find a large number of sites that could only be work related if you are Jim Cantore. Few are. So, the only other reason to be obsessively checking swell reports, buoy reports and NOAA advisories is the planning of surf. Where, when and who can get you there? Important questions to answer. Nearly as important as the number of sick days you have amassed. Later this week, most of us here in the southeast will be digging our pintails out of the closet and finding our leashes. Those up on the Outer Banks are stripping the winter wax off theirs and putting on a fresh coat. Farther north, well, I have no idea. I’ve never been in the water up in those parts. Still, their history probably reads the same way. NOAA, Marine Forecasts, weather reports etc. Matt Pruett wrote an article for Surfline, “The Best Summer Ever”. The patterns here in September look to put us on par if not a stroke or two better. Of course I just jinxed the whole thing so forget it. Damn.