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May 2024 South Swell- THAT WAS COOL!!! SUMMARY BELOW…

Table Top has a cult following. Aaron Geiger. Photo: M-Dub

Aaron Geiger, Table Top.

Monday May 19th 2024… 7am WFL Wave WX Headlines- Good Waves Last Night but Way Smaller Today… Sorry no viz the cams are all pretty dirty, updated forecast and details below…

Solid swell on Sunday.

Fun swell Sunday PM. Pics by Al Barbour.

sunset gc.






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Monday 7am WFL: There is a 1ft swell leftover this am but it looks weak, the cam near the south facer is down but it’s probably still rideable knee to thigh. The small 1ft swell is supposed to last all day today and into tomorrow when the wind finally goes offshore so there is still a log wave at very best south swell spots on the right time and tide but by mid day tomorrow it’s even more calm… Future Forecast: Calm after tomorrow the rest of the week. There is a chance this pattern could happen again next week but not as strong, check back…

Good pattern for May.

Summary: May on the WFL GC almost NEVER has waves. It’s just a transition month with weak patterns but this was different! What a cool set up. High in the ATL and Low over the SE made for a southerly fetch across the entire southern gulf and Yucatan. Why couldn’t this happen more often? In 40 years of observing WFL GC waves and WX I would estimate 4 Mays have had patterns like this, that’s 10%… Just love it! So cool, so many reports of fun SWELL, not wind waves but swell… Stoked. It could happen next week but on a smaller more brief scale, check back!!! How was my forecast? Freaking nailed it and let the other guys copy it, LOL… Thanks for checking in!! PR is so HOT and FLAT, even JObos is flat, SS is 1ft at 10… I need to go on a surf trip! Deets updated Monday…
Details by Diaco updated 5/19, forecast is for best south swell spots…
Wednesday 5/15 1-3ft south swell, 2ft@8seconds, south winds@10knts.
Thursday 5/16 1-2ft south swell 2ft@8-9seconds acc models, SW and west winds@5-10knts…
Friday 5/17 1-2ft plus at best south facers, close to flat at normal beach… with light and variable winds. Maybe more of a wave PM…
Saturday 5/18 1-2ft plus building south swell PM, onshore winds.
Sunday 5/19 1-3ft @8 maybe 9seconds south swell, light winds, TARGET.
Monday 5/20 Small south swell in the knee high range 1ft@7-8seconds, knee to thigh at best southy.
Tuesday 5/21 1ft clean southy, knee high at best spots AM, maybe loggable, offshore winds…
Wednesday 5/22 calm, does not look rideable at this point.
Thursday 5/23 back to calm…
Friday 5/24 calm.
Saturday 5/25 calm, watching Texas for another low pressure.

Caribbean summer WX, flamboyan trees are stoked. If you make it to PR this summer hopefully Isabela has a wave, hit me up…