On the sidelines

Friday Update Below.

Tommy Bursian at Table Rock.


The Compound



Friday 9/20 7am WFL WFL did not get a cool front just a step-down high pressure that has brought breezy conditions and lower humidity, kind of like Caribbean weather in the winter so it feels great out. This is from the morning discussion NWS Ruskin: “Strong surface high pressure over the mid-Atlantic states ridges southwest across northern Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. This will help filter in drier air over the region and keep an east-northeast wind flow to close out the week and into the weekend. The broad high pressure along the eastern seaboard flattens out and shifts southward
starting Sunday keeping pleasant weather across the area through the middle of next week. Temperatures will be around average
through the period, but with lower humidities it will feel a lot more comfortable for outdoor activities”.
No waves in sight for the next 7 to 10 days at least, check the EC forecast… Get out and enjoy the great WX.


Thursday in NW PR… Photos by Micah Weaver.

Soul arching.


Table Rock is a really cool wave in Aguada. The Reef is shaped like a horseshoe so it forces the wave to bend. This makes the power concentrated and it throws a tube in front of you so you can’t dodge it. You have to go right through it. This is about the average size this guy’s name is David, he’s a neighbor of mine. He was charging it yesterday taken off really deep. The water is brown because the river Culebrinas is very close by and when it rains all that muddy water dumps into the ocean there. If we get some dry weeks the water turns blue and it’s much prettier. Yesterday the swell was large and closing out in the am in Rincon. TR was the spot. South winds had Tres bumpy. TR takes a big solid heavy swell like this one and makes it into a great wave when many other western spots are out of control. This wave is amazing. One spot inn PR that totally barrels. I’ve surfed it and love it but in the 4-6ft range. The Bay breaks are an option also. I heard Bridges was good yesterday.

Parchas and Perfect surf, 2 natives of Brazil.


Juds super simple recipe for “suco de maracuja” (Brazilian) using Micah’s PR Parchas:
cut four or five in half and scoop out the seedy pulp into a blender, discard the husks, they are not fruit- the pulp inside is
add a litre of water or so, and hit the pulse button a few times to separate pulp and seed, strain that through a screen type strainer into your juice pitcher, stir in sugar like your making old skool Hi C or KoolAide- I used good turbinado pour over ice and dream your on the beach in Fernando De Noronha

9 passion fruit(organic parchas, 2Lbs) shipped to you from our farm in Rincon, PR. Shipping included. The price is $30. I also take Venmo to Micah Weaver. Thanks for your support. The parchas are rad!






September Classic. Manatee Cnty, 11am 9/22/05, Rita. Photo: M Weaver.

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77 thoughts on “On the sidelines

  1. admin Post author

    Thanks for the reports Fuggin, Ericito, Rob, Dolphin, DW, Scott, Russ and everybody else….so stoked on another chance for WFL surf, hope this goes notch up…

  2. Scott

    Did’nt get the glassy conditions in the pic above, but had a nice 2+ wave or two @ SKB yesterday.

  3. Ericito

    Magically caught HMI yesterday with the grom! That place is MAGICAL! Had the grom on 100yard long lines!!! Couldnt belive my eyes when the sets rolled in. Looked like a wave park

  4. admin Post author

    I was surfing on the EC when Andrew fired up. It got windy as the gradient tightened. After we got back to WFL Andrew looked like a skill saw blade and slammed into Homestead.. Initially, reports out of Miami were no big deal but Homestead was obliterated. For GC surfers Andrew did the classic rounding 3rd base and headed for the N gulf coast at full steam. The surf came up in Manatee Cnty overnight. I was there at dawn at twin piers but it was a flood high tide and it was not breaking so I headed N to AMI and it was richter, going off. Shea and Cory and a bunch of EC Pros were out killing it- getting great tubes and shredding. I was 22 at the time and unfamiliar with that spot on heavy hurricane tubes- I couldn’t catch a wave with all the pros out so I purposely drifted N catching lefts along the way and ended up in front of the blue roof A frame way up the beach. Even up there the surf was perfect chest high lefts barreling hard. I surfed up there by myself and had an epic sesh. The next day Andrew was a shore in the northern gulf and the surf dropped big time. But just classic GC hurricane swell at a time when the EC pro scene was exploding so it was cool to see the insane level of talent, airs and tube rides at our little WFL break. That was my Andrew surf story…

  5. Rob

    I don’t know Micah … it’s still a long way out, but the EURO is pinning a Dorian strike in East Central Florida. Like you said though – it seems to do what it wants. I was listening to our local meteo guy Brian McClure talk about how the track is uncertain due to the fact that the center of circulation became far removed from it’s convection yesterday. GFS has this thing really weak on the approach to Florida … and not really making much of an impact according to the latest runs. My feeling is that it’s still way to far out to realistically call it, regardless of what the models are showing this morning. I think we’ll have a much better idea tomorrow later in the afternoon when it’s about 3 days out.

  6. hd

    ok if you won’t bash them i will. tropical storm to major hurricane in 12 hours. it’s pathetic how usa undervalues science, it costs lives…

  7. admin Post author

    dang the euro does take it in the gulf, the GFs takes it from dayotna to valdosta ga whos going to be right?

  8. Nelson

    Labor day weekend and I are no longer friends.
    Just call it peak season already and stay safe.

  9. LSUTommy

    My lowly call: weak 4 or below, stays ec or just off; string4/5 might start making his own mind up and come more west. Either way, stay safe y’all! Back on the west coast. .

  10. admin Post author

    at least WFL dodged a bullet… 20% has weak S winds and I don’t think you will see any swell from that due to Dorian’s wrap. the surf will come from the NNW then NW Tuesday into mid week and beyond. WNW troughy waves could happen later this week… Back Monday with a full update

  11. fuggin

    I may drive over to Ft Pierce on wed, if Dorian stays offshore it could be firing and clean over there. I want no part of the 20ft@12sec on Tues though 😬

  12. Evy

    Awake quite early, it’s WeatherMaps&Coffee – now we all have to impatiently wait for this thing to decide what the direction north will look like.
    Micah…………………………………………………….do you see it making that right???

  13. hd

    yea its definitely associated with the storm but its more of open air flowing without a speedbump from a dipping air mass thats feeding into the larger low (dorian).

  14. fuggin

    Made it to N brevard county yesterday. After the mental fatigue of tracking and prepping for Dorian, and then watching the Bahamas get historically unloaded on, it was nice to get some solid surf and forget the real world for a bit. Pretty fun in the am and I snuck in a sunset session before headed back west. Hoping to score the Gulf today looks like some lb lines somewhere today hopefully.

  15. thomas

    How many days do the passion fruit take to reach FL?
    If I ordered today, will they arrive by Saturday? Heading out of town Sat night through next Thursday. If better to wait, I can order next week. But will you still have them?

  16. admin Post author

    they take 3 days so I can send them today they will get there Saturday, usps priority… lemme know I leave for the post office in an hour 🙂

  17. Rob

    That sequence of you is really good Micah. Nasty!!! Julia did great too … great shots…. living the life bro!

  18. OriginalJud

    Juds super simple recipe for “suco de maracuja” (brazilian) using Micah’s PR Parchas:
    cut four or five in half and scoop out the seedy pulp into a blender
    discard the husks, they are not fruit- the pulp inside is
    add a litre of water or so, and hit the pulse button a few times to separate pulp and seed
    strain that through a screen type strainer into your juice pitcher
    stir in sugar like your making old skool Hi C or KoolAide- I used good turbinado
    pour over ice and dream your on the beach in Fernando De Noronha

  19. Nelson

    Looks like such a fun week to take off and head down to PR. The boss gets married this Friday so calling off for the week isn’t on the table. Stoked for those that can make it and can’t wait to see the pics.

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