Is it too early to say that 2018 has been excellent for waves? March alone recorded 5 Nor'easters. And Winter kept going and going. Our last snowfall on April 2nd was a 30-year record.
If you didn't know, the ocean climate has been in a La Nina pattern for almost two years. The main factor of La Nina is sea surface temperature in the Tropical Pacific, which has been lower than average.
"(This) was close to 1.0°C cooler than the long-term average.
This places it comfortably in La Niña territory."
However it could be ending soon, so if you get another chance, it could be feast or famine.
Luckily, for these surfers they 100% know it's La Nina because they experienced one of our better swells this season. This was due to these signature traits: