Kurt Korte

Lead Forecaster for Surfline.com based out of our East Coast office on the NC Outer Banks

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Irma is exactly what you hope against when hurricane season starts. Thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by #Irma. Stay safe and listen to the advice and warnings from your local officials.

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With #tsirma forming in the far Eastern Atlantic you will see a bunch of purple blob posts and spaghetti model plots over the next two weeks. Some will show major hurricane landfalls and others will suggest epic surf along the East Coast and Caribbean. Expect that and everything in between. Our forecast team will see past the flip-flopping models and hyping wannabe forecasters to try to nail down what you need to know: when and where the surf will be best. For tips, tools and reasons why model data needs to be digested with a grain of salt, check out the article by @mwillissurfline on @surfline linked in my bio. As always, hope for waves and pray Irma stays offshore...

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Busy times in the East Coast @surfline office the past week or so dealing with the tropical wave that became #Gert so I was happy to get a few this morning down on Hatteras Island. This is exactly what got me interested in weather and forecasting so I'm excited about the challenges ahead as we move towards the peak of hurricane season. Check out the #surflineforecast to see how Gert will impact the surf in the Northeast tomorrow and my thoughts on the next several tropical waves.

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Just add size...beach replenishment underway in #killdevilhills as seen on the @surfline 3rd street cam. #surflineforecast

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Trace 25 second SE swell showing on the Duck buoy (and other nearshore buoys up the coast) this afternoon is courtesy of the strong storm that moved through the South Atlantic and slammed Namibia and South Africa last week. Pretty rare but we should see some very inconsistent surf from this along the East Coast over the next week. Pretty cool this #SouthernHemi traveled more than 6000nm to lap up on our beaches. #surflineforecast

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A nice #camrewind from a @surfline cam this past Saturday somewhere in California. If you are in the Caribbean you may find a few of these later this week. Or if you are on the US East Coast this weekend. #surflineforecast #warmweatherandwaves

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I was thumbing through my passport before a little vacation and it made me think of the last trip I took out of the country to the #tahitipro Here is @kellyslater in the finals from my view in the channel. I can't wait to go back! @surfline

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Footage from the @Surfline Daytona Beach cam early this afternoon before the power went out. Scary scenes coming out of Florida...hoping for the best for all those impacted! #surflineforecast

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Hermine delivered earlier in the week and we've got proof on @surfline. The view from the Lighthouse during a good swell never gets old...photo by @mattlusk

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I'm back on the East Coast dealing with Gaston and the tropical depressions but still thinking back to finals day a week ago at Teahupo'o. If you've never been it is worth a trip to sit in the lineup and see it...such an amazing wave. I can also confirm the reef is very sharp!!

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New SSW swell fills in for the #billabongprotahiti today. It will still be a bit lully and inconsistent but should build into the afternoon. Conditions look favorable too though the occasional passing rain shower may temporarily impact the local winds. Check out the @wsl morning show for the call and maybe a guest appearance... #surflineforecast @surfline

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July has been brutal for most on the US East Coast though some spots saw a little surf late last week and weekend. July is typically the worst month for surf for us with better chances in August. Thankfully we are seeing a few things in the medium and longer range that should offer more surf for the wave starved. Check your #surflineforecast for more details! #falliscoming

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I have a list of spots I want to surf in my life but haven't yet and several are in the Caribbean. This past winter when a strong storm developed in the Atlantic I was fortunate to help @michaeldunphy and crew score one of my dream waves. Maybe next time bring the forecaster along? Photo: @billywatts

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If you haven't checked out the Cam Rewind features on @Surfline it is definitely worth it. This is a quick clip from Friday May 6th from our #Rodanthe camera. I was lucky enough to sneak down there with @mwillissurfline and @mattlusk to get a few after finishing my forecasts. Glad I did! For the full rewind check the link in my profile. #surflineforecast

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It's been a good winter for waves in New Jersey but of course they pick a flat day to put up this sign. How much better would this image be with an actual wave in the background? @surfline

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Good surf in New Jersey today from the same system that gave Florida and parts of the Southeast surf yesterday. Video is a #camrewind from the @surfline #manasquan cam around noon. Both air and water temperatures are in the low 40s.

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The strong low that turned around a cruise ship and pounded the Outer Banks a few days ago also produced this...some of the best South Florida surf in recent memory. Interestingly, the readings on the Oregon Inlet buoy off the Outer Banks on Monday will probably be similar to what we see on the Waimea Bay buoy today when they try to run the #Eddie Link to this and other recent #goodtoepic photos in my bio. Photo by: @jeffbiege

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Satellite confirmed seas of 50' courtesy of the storm in the North Pacific right now. The #Eddie has been called on for Wednesday. Can't wait to watch! @quiksilver @wsl #eddiewouldgo

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Big changes in the past 24hrs as #winterstormjonas impacts the Mid Atlantic. The top is from the new @surfline cam at Lido Beach yesterday morning. The bottom is this morning. Buoy 44091 offshore is 20' and building...the next few days will be interesting as the winds improve. #surflineforecast #surflinecam

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Soup Bowl clip from this morning courtesy of the @surfline cam. The same hurricane-force low that delivered surf to Virginia Beach, Outer Banks, parts of the Northeast and Florida the past few days is now lighting up the Caribbean. Puerto Rico is also solid and I can think of a few different islands that are likely pretty damn good right now. Anyway, makes you want to buy a plane ticket, doesn't it?

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I'm guessing this guy's New Years resolution was to surf everyday in 2016. This is a screen grab from our #rockawaybeach cam from this morning. Air temp was 13 and the wind was N at 15kts. I saw one wave that was almost knee high, but not quite. Always cool to see sea smoke though. #surflineforecast

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The 2015 hurricane season was a let down for us in the Atlantic unless you were in Florida during the 2 weeks from late Sept into Oct. CA had a rather average year while HI saw a historical amount of tropical swell. Read more and see photos like this of @michaeldunphy in our Global Tropical Cyclone Recap live now on @surfline Photo: @billywatts

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It wasn't quite the party our West Coast office had last week (or last year when I won second place for my tacky sweater) but East Coast forecaster @kspagzsurfline our Chief Meteorologist @mwillissurfline and I had a little holiday dinner tonight at @badbeanbajagrill to celebrate another year. Hopefully our surf the next few months is as good as those tacos! @surfline #surflineforecast #porkbellytacos

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Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks have seen a nice run of waves lately. Here is a #camrewind from the new @surfline fixed cam at 1st Street in VB. We have a fixed cam at Pipeline that will be fun to watch the next few days... #surflineforecast

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#CamRewind from the @surfline Avon Pier on Friday. @mwillissurfline and I thought the peak in front of the camera looked good until we saw what was up the beach a bit. Picture this but a bit bigger, hollower and longer with nobody out...it was a good day! Nice run of waves here over the past week, hopefully it continues. #surflineforecast

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One of the things I wanted to do while in Portugal was see a good sized day at Nazare. Luckily, the swell today was big enough for a few waves to come through. Conditions were pretty bad though due to onshore winds. It was amazing watching the waves refracting due to the offshore canyon...such a unique place! @surfline

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#mocheripcurlpro is ON down the beach from #supertubos at #molheleste Some wedges off the rocks and way more manageable than down the beach. Large WNW swell peaks today with onshore winds. WNW swell comes down some into tomorrow but remains solid. @wsl @surfline @joeturpel @travislogie

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#Supertubos not exactly super, or tubing today. Thankfully, a hurricane-force low pressure system in the Atlantic the past 24hrs will change that on Friday and into the weekend. More action after that lining up over the Atlantic too. For more details check out my forecast on @surfline and @wsl to see what we have upcoming for the #mocheripcurlpro in #peniche @travislogie @joeturpel

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Now that things have returned to normal...unfortunately...check out the full @surfline special feature from the recent run of surf along the East Coast. Some really great shots in there, including this gem from @mattlusk of @brettbarley The link to the feature is in my profile...

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No shortage of waves for the US East Coast and Caribbean the past several weeks. The run of surf was capped off by #Joaquin which delivered waves throughout the western Atlantic. Florida was the standout the last few weeks (top). The Outer Banks not so much (other than 1 day). Check out the feature on @surfline for the first batch of photos...the link is in my profile. Also, keep our friends in the Bahamas, Bermuda and South Carolina in your thoughts... #surflineforecast

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