Thursday 7am DP: The buoy is 1-2ft at 7-8seconds from the west. On the cams, the very best spots look knee high. St Pete looks 1ft, less than knee high. Desperate longboard wave may be found at the best sand bars.
New forecast and surf review below.
This picture of the jetty in Venice shows a pretty solid firing, A frame, deep-water wave. That's because outside of the certain beaches down south the water is a little bit deeper and allows more swell to impact those beaches. Beaches with either 're-nourished' sand bars, bad sand bars, too shallow sandbars might be good on a north wind wave but they don't get the deep water energy that the best sand bars would have with deeper water outside and then shallow curve bank on the inside to make the wave push up into a peak so it doesn't close out. It seemed like Venice was the spot with the most crowds although everybody had a good time, good vibes, heard a lot of positive things. With a South-wind your pretty much forced to surf with blockage, close to a jetty but when the wind is straight off shore, all the best sandbars could light up. Then you can surf by yourself if you'd like.
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WFL Surf Forecast for Thursday: Maybe a knee high wave at the best spots on Thursday but it will be mostly small south wind-swell. Friday looks flat. Saturday, the best cold front spots should have a clean knee to thigh N line as gusty NNE winds are forecast to blow all Friday night. It will be small and clean but should be ridable on Saturday esp on the incoming tide at the best N swell spots. Monday, another cold front will slide by on the heels of a FL EC low pressure heading out into the ATL. Expect more knee to thigh high N lines on Monday.
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