Early March

Saturday Below… New Boards at the Compound

Saturday 7am and calm in front of the developing low pressure.

Sunday PM

Check out these Mid’s by Solid!

Bento Boxes

Check out Whitney’s Restaurant on Longboat Key.

Saturday 3/6/2021 WFL Surf Forecast:
Im not forecasting surf but give it half a check at best cold front spots Sunday afternoon just to make sure it’s flat. Check out the SL wave model above and notice how the seas curve into Captiva so more of a chance down there. But for sure give it half a check late Sunday and if it’s low tide, glassy knee high slide, take the 9’6 out there. Behind the backdoor the High locks in for next week so 2nd week in March looks clam. Front door front still on the boards way out in the extended- yesterday it was Tuesday the 16th, today it’s Thursday the 18th.
Friday in NW PR: The wind the week before gusted to 30-40 and burned all the sea grapes. Finally yesterday the wind calmed down even in Isabela and a swell from NE filled in 3ft at 13 seconds. It was really good. Cool GC crew scored it. Albi from Cortez made the call for East Isabela and it was a good call. More pics later…


45 thoughts on “Early March

  1. D-Bot

    Glad to see you picked up Whitney’s as a sponsor. This place has great food and an amazing design aesthetic.

  2. admin Post author

    C Mon guys you just won the freaking super bowl -what is with the negativity? hd you were supposed to send us pics of you getting barreled but you just come in with some negative crack… Snipe

    How quick you forget…

    Comments will be disabled if you can’t stay positive and give us a take or report that helps us out

  3. Fuggin

    The models are definitely having a little trouble figuring out what next week will look like for us wave wise but it does look to be ridable(subjective to equipment and/or stoke level lol) at times as the West Gulf spits out a few weak lows and then maybe a solid front later in the week. We shall see, I feel a spring like la nina pattern taking hold which could go either way for us. Last Spring was one of the most consistent in recent memory.

    I’m happy for your Bucs! They blew the last half of the season out like an iron lion in Zion and hit stride in the playoffs. KC really never stood a chance! As a Jags fan it was a little hard to watch Fournette play so well still wearing Fred Taylor’s #28 but props to him, he got his SB ring and earned it. I think next year will be good for the Bucs as well. And that Lombardi toss to Brate! 😂

  4. hd

    i had a really good session a few weeks back, that was fun. the big day monday before last was too. the good sized december day (not xmas swell) was fun. otherwise, i just havent been that satisfied with this winter, as predicted. been focusing on other outlets as a result.

  5. lennard skinner

    Every goober and their weekend warrior tribe show up when the cane swell is here.

    I’ve been surfing that Manatee secret spot since ’84

    What can you if there is drift ?
    Build more groins,jetties?? Too many people. These people are multiplying and so on…

    I’m trying to relocate to the back woods this year. Not telling where or they might follow and build condos.

  6. hd

    ive said it before, dont take my complaints as overly negative. i have fun no matter the conditions and am always positive in the lineup unless disrespected. but i also am a realist and like to vent/overanalyze. your takes are the most detailed and accurate and i appreciate the forum.

  7. Nelson

    The past 12 months have brought out the best and worst in people. Thanks Micah for the hard work which allows me to surf in between all of life’s responsibilities.

    Yemen, Somalia and Omen, just to list a few places with no crowds, constant offshore winds and numerous headhigh days.

  8. baytopper

    On a positive note, there’s a shin high short period line out there this morning. May bump a bit as the tide rolls in. I’m getting wet today.

  9. Rob

    Saturday 11:30 am: I’m out here now and it’s blowing like mad … I don’t see how there won’t be a bump later …

  10. baytopper

    I just got out . There were some thigh plus sets wrapping in every once in a while. That swell is at a hard angle right now so having a hard time getting in, but there was definitely some longer period stuff out there.

  11. lennard skinner

    west coast secret spot. bigger than expected for DP today.
    wind started going about ten but not before I got my fill.
    Keep the spots obscure…

  12. Ericito

    Had a super awesome day yesterday. Out back solo all day! Wedging little barrels breaking across the whole dang thing! Not really working anywhere i looked this morning! Glad I surfed it up yesterday!

  13. Fuggin

    Last night before dark was pretty chunky and the wind not too bad out of the south chopping up the waist high sets. Back on the beach this am and it looks like knee-thigh lb waves and I’m out there. Stoked on the forecast 🤙

  14. Fuggin

    As advertised, Micah you nailed it! Winds are clocking favorable for my spot since 4pm with waist-chest sets pushing through the shoal and dumping on the inside. Surfed by myself again. In fact, this whole winter I’ve been pretty lonely out here only seeing 2 different faces since December. Seek and ye shall find 🤙

  15. hd

    one of the better days this winter. actual multi turn lines with power, occasional tube, and not insane current or chop.

  16. greg

    Well Fuggin…Glad you found a spot without a crowd. I went to the zoo and every animal on the planet was out of the cage. Got ran over twice and smacked by a board a guy ditched once. I usually stay away from a crowd but was pressed for time. Went strait from work for the last hours before dark so no time to search. All in all…still pretty fun.

  17. hd

    ah west florida, the only spot in the world where offshores are a bad thing. still nice to get a cool down after last night—which pumped for a minute.

  18. hd

    it just held the tide up/kinda stayed side to onshore most of the time so it didnt really break (kinda just shelved up then dumped into shallow water despite the swell being there). im sure other spots were working. there were a few fun ones tho. but yesterday pm right as the tide started dropping and the nw swell filled in there were some great lines then it
    got too choppy for my liking.

  19. Nelson

    Yesterday morning I surfed by myself at a spot that was dredged about 2-3 months ago maybe a bit longer. It was deceiving, to the right was knee high and shallow closeouts, then I walked south a couple hundred yards to find a slight bend in the bar that was working. What should have been a deep hole was breaking because of the low tide. Waist sometimes bigger fast almond shaped barrels. Sets we’re about every ten minutes or so, with 5-6 waves in them. Had it been a foot bigger it would have been all time.

    It was a good morning for me.

  20. admin Post author

    sounds rad, thanks for the reports guys!! I watched the cams for a long time and had flashbacks to some great sessions at my fave spot back in the day- with offshores a lot more options open up

  21. hd

    my argument is climate change causes an increase in seasonality—meaning the difference between seasons is more abrupt with less time in between. spring has sprung. was a good run.

  22. Rob

    In my opinion, regardless of an unavoidable flat spell (it was bound to happen eventually) there’s no way we stay flat for long. Historically speaking – we have always had really good March swells. I can’t remember a March where we didn’t get at least a few bangers (regardless of El Nino or La Nina) … April yields a few as well.

    The transition month has always been May – where the best we can usually hope for is a little gradient that sets up with a low to our North … but not enough gas in it’s tank to push through the entire way.

    In short, based on history – we’ll get some good Spring waves at some point.

  23. Ericito

    This year has been the most consistent! At least since I can remember starting in 2005. I remember in 2005 seeing waves that blew my mind and I was like “what? Theres really waves this good? I gotta start surfing the gulf more” regardless I have surfed more the past 12 months than any other year! Its been good!

  24. D-Bot

    What Happened? I got a new board. Sorry y’all…

    This by far has been the most consistent year I can remember. (2004 was a banger) Waves almost every week in some form or another.

    Robbed is 100% correct, March always sends some fun waves. Most likely the best waves will be on March 27th. I can guarantee it.
    Take this next 10 days off, clean your wax, air out your funkdified wetsuits, take your dog for lots of walks, cook your girl dinner, and finish that neglected list of chores.

  25. Fuggin

    2020 Definitely the most consistent in my recent memory as well, especially when you add in the decent winter last year with spring producing right into that insane tropical season giving me 04-05 flashbacks and this winter was good for me as well. Timing was the key for me…coupled with staying at home/only able to work weekends since March 2020 and Micah’s excellent forcasting skills, I only missed out on a few swell events the whole year. I almost felt like I lived on the east coast again even getting a couple 7day+ streeaks of water time. But even they have flat spells. I agree with Rob, spring will toss at least a few more our way until we start looking towards the tropics. I also feel like the climate lately has been giving us(the world) more weather in the spring and fall transitional seasons as the ice melts and energy gets displaced.

  26. greg

    My call for the weekend is thigh to waist on Sunday morning with a fast fade away. Not super confident but hopeful we get at least that much…

  27. Jack

    I don’t think there will be waves in the weekend. The winds forecast 10-20 mph and stormy saturday and stronger winds sunday and both are in the direction of NNE. Even if there is a swell, it will be REALLY tiny because those winds will blow it down. Best bet would be tomorrow after to evening then early thursday morning.

  28. Fuggin

    The models are having a little trouble figuring out what will happen as am I. I think there’s a good chance of a small wave tomorrow at some point if that LA low cranks up some this afternoon and this evening especially south of the bay. Right now not looking too impressive but things can change. This weekend maybe a weaker similar scenario repeated but it looks really backdoor. Sometimes those fronts drag slowly and send us some small LB nugs. Maybe these systems can clear the way for some more favorable surf wx mid March…fingers crossed.

  29. Ericito

    Found some fun wedges today a little after lunch. Thigh high and thumping for how small it was! Lefts and rights! Can’t complain at all! Hope its still south south west in the morning before it switches

  30. Fuggin

    Got a solid 1hr session in from 330-430 and it was pretty lined up despite the wind with solid sets pushing through at high tide. I’m sure it’ll be good until dark and maybe some clean lb sliders in the am. Get it if you can! 🤙

  31. admin Post author

    looked super fun on the cams wedgy peaks at 8 seconds, glad you got some… anyone else?

  32. Ericito

    Surfed south Snst beach. Gay beach was cracking! Some,chest + sets coming through around 12-1. Super rippable and got a couple 3 to the beach!!!

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