Gulf Coast Surfing Forecast

The week ahead

Monday 11am Update: Knee to thigh in St Pete, light chop. Next report Tuesday.

Monday 11am Update: Knee to thigh in St Pete, light chop. Next report Tuesday.

Monday 6am: The buoys are pretty small this morning. Definitely wait till later to see what the cams are doing. I still am not changing the forecast it looks pretty locked in. All eyes on the Thursday west swell. Thursday am wind call NW at 10-15 as the Atlantic vacuum pulls more dry air across WFL. BY late Thursday winds look N at 5-10. So the last couple hours of day light on Thursday look like the best time to surf. Hopefully there is not a strong NW sea-breeze chopping the faces Thursday afternoon. I'll be back later with a viz of today's south line. Still hoping for a knee to thigh line by late today at best south facers. Wax em up... Spotter's Activate: I'm going up in the mountains for a couple days. Hopefully the guys can keep us updated in the comments. Internet is spotty up there.

winter solsticeSunday 7am: No major changes to the forecast. Good looking power storm coming to sweep the entire gulf at WFL. The one change is that the low is now forecast to come in a bit later than previously anticipated. With such a vacum moving into the ATL on Wednesday night the winds look NW for Thursday am now, just too much downhill and the high does not move in fast enough. By late Thursday the winds should go lighter and from the N. Friday should have a clean waist high leftover with NE winds.

Sunday 7am: Sunday the gradient starts to tighten but no surf is forecast. Monday: Knee to thigh south wind-swell at best south facing beaches, eta unknown possibly pm. Tuesday knee to waist high south swell at best south facing beaches. Wednesday the big blow with head high plus chunk at cold front spots with strong onshore winds. Thursday: Chest high plus west swell with NW onshore winds going lighter from the N late. Friday waist high and clean leftovers. Go see Jacob at the Compound for the extra rubber/gear/gifts you need to have fun in the cold weather and plan to surf your brains out next week.

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