Gulf Coast Surfing Forecast

September Outlook

Little south swell. Monday am.

Little south swell. Monday am.

Labor Day 9/1: There is a south swell on the beach but it is very small, 1ft range. Evy caught some fun ones on Sunday, she has a secret spot with small peeling lefts along the beach perfect for a 9'6. So that's what's out there. Enough for a grom or a mom if she's got enough foam on the right shallow sand bar at the right time and tide. 99L Updater: Now that 99L has passed the channel the winds are straight line east down there. For a couple hours Sunday am it blew SSE at 20, a few gusts to 30 but not enough time to put more waves in the water to WFL. That is reflected on the buoys in the eastern gulf 3ft@6seconds from the south, that's headed to the Panhandle. As we look for a TD to form soon we post an annual refresher: The only way WFL gets waves from the BOC or Tex/Mex border is from a powerful well formed Cat 2 or more hurricane... Maybe sometimes at 25N/95W if it's cyclone heavily weighted on it's east side. Enjoy your Monday off....

Sunday 8/31 7am: A summer of tilted tropical waves. The wave moving through the Yucatan Channel has a blow up of convection this morning and gusty winds but all from the east. No south winds in the channel to send something up. WFL stays on the sidelines for this one and there is nothing else going on. Another quiet week...
Extended Desperation Forecast for 1st half of September WFL: I hate writing such depressing forecasts so in the light of pure speculation if I had to take an educated guess: This week stays boring. Next week weak low pressure hangs over Georgia this meets up with an early season front and goes back door or stays troughy. This WX hangs around for next week than something forms on that WX around the middle of September. So hopefully some moderate SW winds next week (2nd week in September) then a chance for tropics mid-month. Rubbish... I say 50/50 it works out. Thanks for checking

384hrs... Pure speculation.

Look at the Yucatan Channel. 384hrs... Pure speculation.

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