Surfing Hurricane Larry in Puerto Rico and the East Coast of Florida.

Sunday WFL Surf WX 9am: Just a quick update as things have changed since yesterday in that the disturbance is getting better organized AND now headed for the northern gulf so nothing super concrete but a better chance for some small waves later this week. Check back tomorrow, thanks!
Friday on the EC- GC crew scores North of the Cape!!!

Check out Whitney’s Restaurant on Longboat Key.

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Saturday 9am WFL Updater: Not much going on seas in the gulf are slight and it’s really calm on the beach. Looking ahead nothing on the radar for WFL. The disturbance in the western gulf is too weak at this point to make any waves. New today, a storm is supposed to form near the Bahamas next weak and move up the EC so maybe some more waves for them if that happens, maybe it will turn the wind at some point. Keep an eye on the EC forecast. PR still has good waves- it was late to arrive and late to leave. Some pics by Rosey from Friday:

Friday WFL 7am:
Hopefully between the EC and WFL you got some waves- got some reports of fun waves on both coasts yesterday. It was fun down here also, don’t you love September as long as your not getting hit? Great game last night also! The waves are 1ft range this am and seas are supposed to calm even more. Winds switch to the east this weekend for WFL. For the EC, maybe light winds down south tomorrow like Ft Pierce -but up N or the Cape looks to turn onshore if your going over for more Larry. WFL Tropics- The disturbance over Belize this am is supposed to head across the Yucatan to the BOC and then to Mexico. The models show some period on the very small swell next week but anything from 70% is likely to be tiny, so WFL looks to be on a small break unless something comes up from the channel, it’s blowing south in the channel this am but it’s gonna have to blow harder and longer to get a wave, keep half an eye on the best south facers over the weekend for a tiny 1ft grom wave. Have a good Friday.

Thursday Sept 9th 2021 WFL 5am DP Report:
Mindy bumped seas up to 10ft in the NE gulf overnight. This am the inside boy is 4ft at 8 seconds west which usually equals waist plus at the best spots. Venice, CLW and PORTS data all show SSW to SW winds so it may not be too pretty but there should be some waves to surf. It’s still dark out so no vizzy. Mindy Waves will be on the fade by later today and tomorrow looks 1ft/knee high maybe. EC has hard offshore winds all day today from Mindy. A backdoor front pushes down the state turning the winds NE by later tomorrow from the Cape north. Then the winds may go slack over the weekend so lots of good swell on the EC. Larry’s swell to me has been really way back behind the storm. Like the waves your getting now were from at least 48hrs ago. Really good surf here yesterday- first real full day of swell since May. Hurricane swells make good quality swell here. Wildo was double OH yesterday but with current. Domes was the spot here, it was crowded up top but I surfed my normal area with my kids and had a lot of fun. I hope you get some good waves. Go Bucs and Go Rays!!!
Wednesday 9/8 NW PR:

Peaky 14 second NE hurricane swell.

Kaitlin on a nice right.

My youngest daughter Cassia dropping in on a right. Sometimes I think all I care about is surfing with my kids 🙂 Thank God we got to surf together… seriously feels like washing away a long, hard summer. If we can make it thru the next 6 weeks with no Cat 3 plus hurricanes hitting us then todo bien!

Julie going left.

Great surf day. Photos: M-Dub.

Thursday 7am

Wednesday WFL 6am Updater:
Today does not look like much WFL surf as we try and figure out what the blob 91L is going to do. Tomorrow should have building waves during the day, waist high at least at the peak with onshore winds. Friday looks like knee high leftovers. North of the Cape this morning looks fun on the cams. When I checked the cam in Indialantic it looked to be closing out so choose carefully if you go over there but the Larry swell has finally kicked in. Down here in PR there is good surf today finally. I hope you find some fun ones…
Larry/91L Overview WFL 9/6: Bigger and better things this week. What if you lived 3hrs away from a really good surf spot? This week you will! As Larry swell fills in on the EC and the winds line up just right(at least in the mornings)… Try and check MWatson’s EC forecast on SL and see what day you can get over there, drive safe, send us some pics. 91L Monday- The flow in the entire gulf is really weak, less than 15knts and 1ft seas, good day to go fishing out there. A tropical disturbance, 91L is in the BOC and moving in the direction of Pensacola. It is not supposed to develop quickly and this morning on satellite its a disorganized blow up of convection. Still some 20knt SW flow is expected and WFL should have some waves as soon as Thursday. Right now it looks like building wind waves on Thursday in the knee to waist hgih range with thigh high leftovers on Friday. Besides that all the action is on the EC. Can you imagine that swell on the EC with 20knt offshores on Thursday?

106 thoughts on “Surfing Hurricane Larry in Puerto Rico and the East Coast of Florida.

  1. admin Post author

    did the late Tuesday swell come from the windfield north of the Keys or the core of Elsa? let me know thanks

  2. Ericito

    Red tide is crazy in pinellas right now. Took the grom out yesterday to btown for a surf fun!!!

  3. Tonmalon

    Even if st. Pete Beach had six foot spitting tubes I don’t think we could surf. This year’s red tide of it has been stronger so far that anyone I’ve seen in my 30 years of living here in St Petersburg.. then you add all the new parking regulations and the droves of new Surfers thanks to Instagram..

  4. Nelson

    Red tide off the beach of Longboat Sunday was crazy. Pins and various small fish littered the area.

  5. admin Post author

    its the same here everyone wants to be a surfer- so many beginners trying to surf 1ft waves
    la isla del encanto has become la isla of everybody is already there- our water is pretty dirty also
    my daughter got lepto from the waterfall and the ocean is off color and full of sargaso

    did you notice on the FWC map the hottest areas of red tide are where the spills are up in TB? Coincidence?

    anybody see the Rowdies game last night? they probably lost bc of the red tide across the street- the last 15 minutes of that game were great the Rowdies peppered the goal non stop but couldnt get it in

  6. Ericito

    I was at the game! The bay was full of fish right there. I walked around and took video by the stadium. Just gross. Red tide down in ami now too.

    Last wednesday i surfed and it was the worst red tide ive ever experienced. Horrible. Worse than 2 years back mid srq in the thick of things.

  7. OriginalJud

    Surfrider has a march against red tide organized for this Saturday 7/17 morning 10:00 a.m. downtown St Pete at the pier walking the shoreline to the volleyball courts at North shore. It’s late notice but if you can get down there.

  8. Pat

    Those photos are mesmerizing for how blue that water looks. Cant imagine how it feels surfing perfect Caribbean Indo

  9. M-dub

    Thanks Pat i actually had my balls in my throat that day I caught 3 good waves i think. I saw a tube you could drive a bus thru it was so big.

    The water color is real not photoshopped… Aguadilla is amazing. I’ll tell you guys how to score it soon

  10. M-dub

    Sorry guys I’ve been super sick hope to update soon but not any surf wx on the way yet. July may go out flat for all of us

  11. Pat

    After scoring the last few summer swells i was prepared to embrace the summer flat spells. I wont get in the water during the doldrums for weeks to a month if thats how long it takes. But this next small onshore flow would be perfect to go out and catch a few fun longboard waves. Tomorrow night and saturday morning should be fun but the red tide might get spread down along the gulfcoast because of the swell direction. Ill be real upset if theres fun waves the next 2 days and i cant get in the water. I did not prepare for this and im not ready for a 2018 repeat.

  12. admin Post author

    if you find some waves or red tide let us know- flow looks super weak but I hope a seabreeze pops for u-

    i’ve been snorkeling a local reef the last couple days just to get in the water- been super cool to check out all the tropical fish and swim with my fam…
    try and enjoy your summer and your family- stop working so much LOL

  13. Ericito

    Drove down south. Wayyyyyyyy south with the grom yesterday. Ewood had a small little grom wave and no red tide. Went to the very end of the island at the park. No crowds, miles of beaches, and clean water. I just needed to get wet! Lordy i hope this red tide is outta here soon.

  14. Jack Flenniken

    Just a little note on BDT Panama, I have been going there for 16 years, never missing either surf season and I have to correct you on one thing. its not 6 foot at 9 seconds all June and July. While it can pump then, it can also be flat for days on end then and flat there is very much like gulf flatness. The place has become much more crowded in recent years mostly due to surf media, so please encourage travelers you motivate to go there to respect the locals. The main spots have a hard core pecking order with local regulators who are not shy at all to send disrespectful visitors back to the beach. Most of the spots are very powerful breaking on shallow nasty reefs so visitors should be realistic of their ability before paddling out.

  15. admin Post author

    awesome to have a BDT 2x a year charger check in w us, that is not an easy trip

    thanks for the correction it’s only 6@9 when the swell is there which was recently but even bigger- that pic was from when Cory went

    So don’t go to BDT unless you are a hardcore charger who is used to surfing black diamonds- I surfed an island on the Caribbean Panama called isla grande and it was gnarly, shallow, sharp and powerful… also- salsa brava tambien that whole coastline gets gnar- there is a reason why they call the Pacific the Pacific, it’s much more calm than the ATL/Cribe

    send us some pics Jack we are day dreaming-

    if I could go anywhere right now? witches, pavones- rancho in Nica, barra in Mex… so many places… probably northern CR…

  16. Jack G Flenniken

    The Cory photo was from March 2016 at Outer Dumpers, that was a really good run of later season swell that year. There were even a few good Silverbacks days on that one.

  17. admin Post author

    funny story- Cory was here in PR for the O’neill/Corona Domes contest- which was held in tiny conditions that year and we had a good swell headed in that Monday after the event- I asked Cory if he was staying for the swell and if I could shoot him and he said it would have been cool but he was headed for Panama the next day and then a few weeks after that- that shot turned up on SL.

    I was doing a dreamy tribute to Centro and that was the best Panama shot- I heard dumpies is so gnarly- props to you guys for charging it- thanks Jack
    we had almost gale force trades here which is the start of the fetch for BDT- i heard silverbacks was named after a local girl from a bdt guy here

  18. Jack G Flenniken

    I have heard the same Silverbacks story too. Lol
    I haven’t been to Isla Grande but I’m sure it pumps too. There are so many good waves along the Caribbean coast between there and BDT it’s insane. Access to much if it is by boat only. I have been to a few spots up that way and was not disappointed. It is definitely raw swell with all the power you want, be careful what we ask for!

  19. Pat

    Fun longboard surf the last 3 nights and no red tide, should be super fun this week. The forecast for the other 2 onshore flows last month were supposed to be weak, but it bumped up the day of in our favor. Same thing could happen this next swell with possible 3.6 ft readings on the buoys and with water clean enough to have fun in. shhhhhttoked

  20. admin Post author

    thnks for the good report Pat- where u at? don’t name your spot but general area thanks

  21. admin Post author

    Props to the gulf for having waves when no-one else this side of the world has waves

  22. hd

    we didnt get a single decent sized southerly/westerly pre cold front swell last year and maybe even the year before. guess gulf wanted to wait until august ‘21.

  23. Kalexd

    Last night was fun down south, little inconsistent but punchy little waist high nugs breaking on the outside with the occ close to chest high peak that would pop up with no prior indication. Post surf Eye and nose irritation, covid took my smell but my friend said it was rank on the beach but not as bad in the water, lots of dead bait fish and a few snook on the beach lots of Manatees all in the lineup they looked a little distressed as well.

  24. hd

    today was pretty much a$$ compared to yesterday but some rideable fun peaks every now and then. get it while you can i reckon.

  25. Fuggin

    I cruised around a bit today through Sarasota and Manatee county. There were plenty of spots holding a wave around waist high or so and fun but prevalent red tide at all of them with the choking onshore wind and plenty of dead fish. I did not get wet but there were surfers and swimmers in the water. My last surf 2+ months ago was in San Clemente and Oceanside on some epic (for an east coaster 4ft@19) southern hemi swell and I’m not ready to wash that taste out of my mouth just yet with some red tide foam😳. I hope our beaches recover from this mess but what I saw today has me considering selling the farm and relocating.

  26. TC

    Waves were fun this evening N Pin eyes were stinging and almost got jumped on by surfing dolphin:) missing our surf days also Weav! Hopefully see you sooner than later!

  27. Rob

    We were on everything back in the day. I totally miss surfing with you Weaves. I need to surf…it’s been too long. If you come down, I’ll get us some Rays tickets and go to a game.

  28. admin Post author

    Rob, sell me on the Rays

    I’ve lost touch- catch me up… who’s to watch? I see them 3.5 games out front on a 4 game win streak

  29. Rob

    Give me a heads up when you come down and I’ll get tickets for me, you and TC.

    3.5 games in front, yes. Just swept the Orioles and Boston lost. Mathematically they are in a good place. Pitching remains suspect, but they find ways to win in true underdog fashion. It’s hard not to love them. I’ve been to 3 games this year and I’ll get to a few more.

    Kevin Kiermaier is our current fan favorite I’d venture to say. Wish he was more consistent at bat, but he’s a beast in the outfield.

  30. hd

    surfed twice last week in water that i didnt really sense red tide but now i have a sinus infection. saw they issued high bacteria in hillsborough and elsewhere. babylon beach…

  31. admin Post author

    thanks Rob sounds like a plan

    hd hope you feel better- lots of vitamin c and echinacea

  32. OriginalJud

    Let’s talk about the Rays! they are mashing- Nelson Cruz Randy Arozarena, Brandon Lowe, Zunino mashing, Wander Franco this team is a beast. And that inside the park homer by KK last night what a dash

  33. admin Post author

    thanks man I checked out the highlights, sick! how do you guys watch the games online? thx

  34. hd

    alas, wfl. where offshores are a bad thing unless theres at least a 5-6 ft. medium period swell…fred’s gonna pull most of it away until tomorrow. initial surge today should have something remotely rideable but i wouldnt expect much more.

  35. Fuggin

    Knee-thigh med period with some plus sets down here. Doesn’t look too red tidey, hope I’m right… launching the 10 footer gonna try not to touch the water 🤞🤘🤙

  36. OriginalJud

    4 pm dead high tide Solid 3-ft sets north of the concrete piers 10 ft boards ruled the day I stayed a little to the north called the wide ones and the peaks from the floaters.

  37. admin Post author

    sounds super fun Jud, look on the corners of the crowd-

    just saw a set in St Pete that looked fun, maybe it’s pulsey

  38. Rob

    I caught some fun ones yesterday. And from the pics – it looked like Fred delivered better than expectations for this side. I surfed away from the crowd but it was still fun. Now I’m trying to figure out the best day to take off for Grace if she holds together.

  39. Cb

    Yesterday was super fun south of the bridge. Loaded up the fam in the RV and just base camped it out from lunch time ‘til bedtime. Got dinner from Whitney’s – damn that food is good!

  40. hd

    today delivered locally. daddy got his juice. a couple brief moments of the goods then the wind picked up.

  41. Fuggin

    Looks like Grace will hit the Yuc as an 80-90mph cane… Good chance she kicks us some swell I think.

  42. R.C

    Had to jump in the chat! I was talking about Dean and how this is similar. Your right that really was the best “channel swell” over there ever. Can’t wait to see how this swell plays out. With luck it sends a pulse from the channel and after it crosses over to the far, far East Gulf.

  43. Fuggin

    There’s a solid lil 1-2ft wave showing on the beach now(10am). Super high tide making it shorepound, gonna give it a couple hours and hope there’s a LB line to get into before I have to get into the school car line. Man to be in Navarre or Cape San Blas today would be a great way to start the weekend!

  44. Fuggin

    Just checked it again, there’s nothing happening and the wind has turned onshore down here, also the tide is still super high. Maybe later…before sunset(or after probably).

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