Chasing Hurricane Gonzalo up the Florida East Coast, we scored some epic waves. Good Things About Hurricane Gonzalo as it pertains to East Coast swell: 1. Gonzalo is a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest in the Atlantic basin since 2011.
2. Favorable track the past few days generally towards the US East Coast (especially the northern half of the EC).
3. Slow movement of the system the past few days aided in swell generation.
4. Many east facing breaks will have favorable l