Gulf Coast Surfing Forecast
2Sep/1147

Enter the Dragon, Bruce LEE.

WFL Monday Night Wind Call: Tons of swell still moving in for WFL. Chest high plus for Tuesday morning. Unfortunately it is forecast to be windy and choppy for Tuesday am. One model shows the wind backing down for Tuesday pm so watch for that. Otherwise look for blockage. Posted shots from Katia in Puerto Rico here

Monday 9/5 Labor Day: Reports range from waist to head high... South wind getting on it. Find the N side of a jetty for blockage. Lots of chunk filling in according to the buoys... Have a great surf!

Sunday 8am: Knee high in St Pete this am. Bigger elsewhere. Look for building SW swell today with winds from the south. Late in the day it could get chunky. Monday looks head high and even Tuesday should have chest high surf so wax em up. Wednesday will have fading leftovers and a clean-up does not seem so likely. Maybe the wind will shut off after a rain squall briefly. Otherwise maybe find some blockage. Also models lock in the pattern with another possible gulf low late this week. Post your reports in the comments. The Compound has hot new Sharp-Eyes! Have a great surf!

Saturday 9/3 7am: Still waiting. Less than 1ft and flat in St Pete this am. Best S facers may have a knee high LB wave. On the buoys in the western gulf it's hard to find a lot of SW and W wind. It should develop today and WFL should see building surf on Sunday. Monday looks solid as the energy in the gulf heads this way. We are expecting swell in the head high range when it hits later Sunday into Monday. At some point on Tuesday or Wednesday am there will be a weak front in the area starting to wash out and depending on how far south it sags it could shut the wind off or push it light offshore while swell from the middle gulf is still working it's way in. So watch for that. Groundswells spots with deeper water offshore should be significantly bigger than you avg beach breaks. One more day, sorry to keep you waiting.

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  1. Come on Micah stop making me wait. Gosh

  2. Micah, thanks so much for all the updates, even from miles away. We really appreciate it here. East coast was amazing last weekend, now maybe some fun waves over a holiday weekend, about as good as it gets. Thanks again.

  3. Held my breath reading the update… excited

  4. Thanks for today’s forecast…I was beginning to doubt a swell. Even though earlier in the week I was expecting anything until Sunday. After surfing Irene I need some Gulf surf and I don’t think I can make it East this week. I suppose I could if it was the only option. It’s good to have options:-)

  5. I am looking forward to Gulf surf as well. But I am considering East on Sunday for cleaner waves. Also looking at going over on Thursday to get the end of Katia.

  6. Quick visual from out back … interesting to see little shin high ground swell lines breaking right on the beach with a solid and steady east wind … and swell on the horizon … but nothing rideable yet. Tons of energy out there, just not pointed at us yet. Truthfully, I don’t MIND the wait cause I am working today and if I can’t surf, then neither should any of you either. LOL …

  7. Working here too, always working…

  8. Come on man!

  9. I’m feeling left out… the Katia swell has hit the N coast of PR. Jobos is really good with 15sec swell chest high plus. Rinc√≥n is not seeing any of it. it is way too east. tomorrow but N coast is pumping right now!

  10. wow even surfline is calling for 2 ft. overhead here on monday… insane

  11. I’m ready and stoked mi hermano!

  12. Mellow,knee/thigh high peelers all day in Venice. Didn’t bother paddling out because the fishing was insane!! Later today and Monday should be solid.
    It was nice watching perfect Little groundswell all day though.

  13. really pretty groundswell lines starting to show up I’m so excited!!

  14. one more cuppa of coffee and I’m heading out – excited !!

  15. woohoo about to get on it before the wind switches today, it’s about time!!! tear it up GC’ers

  16. anyone get an eye on it yet this am?

  17. looks knee high range in st pete should be building here soon

  18. 42099 has gone from 5.9ft @7 secs @ 5am to 6.9ft @ 11 secs now. Here she comes

  19. I am not at work today so I can’t get a viz … cams look knee high … ground swell right now … rideable somewhere! Debating going out while it’s clean

  20. Find your best south spot and hit it

  21. Head high tomorrow? What about south of AMI? Tough call, East Coast or West Coast for Monday?

  22. Surfed in TI 9-11:30. Was waist high. a lot of south in it was causing the waves to break kinda funky. still fun. wind is starting to get on it. going back at 3!

  23. Great morning of surf for me. Peaks into long walls at waist with chest high sets. Surfed from 7:30 to Noon.

  24. got reports of chest high and fun south of the skyway with moderate south winds adding a little chop

  25. th early bird definitely got the worm today

  26. waist+ clean lines at TI all morning.

  27. Great sets coming in at N.J. today. Really fun, with exception of a few bozo’s that think they are God’s gift to every wave that comes in. Take up skateboarding if you wanna be a shthead. Other than that, really cool peeps out today, good times…

  28. Caught some fun waves today … real fun … stoked that we went to a few spots. Didn’t go to the Zoo … rather elected to get away from the crowd. Rashed and surfed out for the day. I am tired.

  29. I caught it realy good at an uncrowded spot. Surfed for over 7 hours today, got rashes in places I don’t want to talk about, am so tired i don’t know how I am even typing this, and I can’t wait to do it all over again tomorrow, and Tuesday. Then heading East on Thursday if the swell forecast holds.

  30. some nice posts in here~

  31. caught some fun long waves today. stoked when swell pulls through. glad i brought the log though. it was getting more conisistant towards the evening heading into sunset. more consistant and cleaner.

  32. never seen sunset so crowded for such crappy waves! it was a fun family day with mellow waist high sets but def not that great. fun little mushy waves with hardly any punch! def gonna venture south 2mrw!!!

  33. Buoys are as big as they’ve been at 8.5 ft. this morning. The period is only around 7 or 8 seconds. It should be at least as big as yesterday right now. Wife sleeping in but after I get the kids breakfast I’m there.

  34. wind is cranking 15mph… gusts to 20 SRQ

  35. I surfed IRB yesterday for 10 hours straight I was so tired lol. It actually stayed pretty glassy all day and the wind never really blew that hard. Now I’m heading out again.

  36. sunset and spots near were on fire morning/late afternoon yesterday.. heading out for some wind chunck now!

  37. Hey nice pictures of a very uncrowded spot on Gulftster. Thanks for posting pictures can’t tell where its at. That’s sarcasm…

  38. So is the wind machine likely to last through the rest of the gulf swell? Didn’t seem like a clean-up is really predicted. If that’s the case anyone got a take on the best day to head east?
    Caught some decent waves near the curve in Brandenton yesterday – decent size but rides weren’t connecting to much. More than one turn is always nice.

  39. Saw that too Heath … :( However … everyone knows where that is (Ft. Desoto) …

  40. Heading back out for round II in an hour or two … evening sesh hopefully is better then the morning one … big let down from yesterday’s nugs. But waves. Can’t complain

  41. Anyone have any thoughts about whether or not it will be up tomorrow morning?

  42. @Jack, I’d think it would be safe to say there will be something – just what it is is the question

  43. Tomorrow is a repeat of today … a little bigger maybe … a lot of VAS

  44. it should be good swell, windy in the am but forecast to diminish

  45. Thanks for the ‘casts, guys. I didn’t even bother with the board today. NJ is the only blockage i know of around here and it was packed from end to end, not to mention the minefield of swimmers in the shorebreak. Took the fins to V-beach and caught some of the best bodysurfing rides I’ve ever had.

  46. Haha. MW with some air time.

  47. Man! Heavy news from my brother in Christ. But even through all that . . . even through all what I thought I could never handle . . . he has shown amazing faith in GOD. HE (GOD) is truly awesome despite our limited vision.
    ~Sonny


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