Winter Storm Diego

Tuesday Noon Update: Waist to occ chest looks fun. Tomorrow looks knee plus clean. More waves for Friday and a banger for the weekend with longer period chunk headed to WFL. More on Wednesday.

Tuesday WFL 6am Report: This am the buoy is close to 6ft with slightly less period than yesterday. From Tampa Bay south, the winds are N and in Venice NE… Meanwhile up in CLW the winds at dawn are NW howling up to 25 so less wind down south for sure. I saw that on the model and now it is verifying. Up N is closer to the low and the gradient. Should be some fun waves this am esp down south. NW winds are forecast to pick up around lunchtime so mid morning will probably be best or right now. PORTS data showing a full tide in the bay starting to go out. Go surf esp down south, hope you find some fun ones

Monday 6am WFL Surf Discussion: Locally winds NW in CLW- and almost due N in Venice at 350 degrees. Spots that face the south will be cleaner today. The swell is solid 6ft west at 8-9seconds. The wind is the issue. It is forecast to blow 20 this am and drop to 15 in the afternoon. The swell from what I can tell (stupid buoys, half of them are down- middle gulf, LA, West Tampa, Warren Sapp 99, all of them down! we’re checking real time sea state from 40, 098 and 003 the only ones that are measuring wave height) the swell seems to be backed up to the middle gulf in a west wave… Diego blew the gulf like nutso 30knts meaning there should still be some leftover swell Tuesday am with a better wind hopefully. Diego is offshore the Carolinas bottoming out and too close and thus harder to find a clean up, still I know a couple spots that could be really good today, what chest plus, hope yous score, let us know in the comments. Russ did, send me some shots bro, shout out. Late…

My man TC shredding Coleman Key today! Thanks Russ-D for the pics!!! Glad you guys got some.

WFL 7AM Saturday Forecast Update: South line developing today. It does not look to get rideable. Sunday starts with building waves from the SW and onshore conditions and stormy WX. Best time to surf Sunday looks to be late in the day as the cold front NW waves get established. Monday waist high plus a best spots with NNW winds but a chance for N winds so keep an eye out that some beaches may have clean swell. The 2nd low strengthens off the EC causing more NW winds Monday night and Tuesday and more NW surf in the waist high plus range at best spots, Knee high and offshore on Wednesday. Future: Another low the following weekend. What’s your plan? Tell us in the comments…
Note: Tuesday is low confidence for swell and N winds at best. Keep an eye on it. Conservative call: Knee to waist plus with N winds. The clean-up may come sooner on Monday, low confidence looking for N winds and swell. It will happen at some point. 2019: It’s that time of year. If your stoked on the forecasts and reports there is a donate button below. Your donations inspire me to forecast and report. Thanks for your generosity.


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Early December 2018 in NW PR:
Lots of medium size west swell days. Photos by Micah Weaver.

Out the back…



Shredding the 2nd bowl, lower puff rock.

Roger cut back.

Rusty surfboards everywhere.

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