Gulf Coast Surfing Forecast Surf forecast and wave report for the WFL gulf coast.

December 11, 2011

Taking a Break…

Filed under: Weekly Outlook — admin @ 8:03 am


Growing up in the 80’s this is what it was all about.

Sunday 8am 12/25/2011: The mid-week wave event is looking better and better. But calm the hype machine, look at it out of the corner of your eye. Don’t beleive it untill you see the bouys off Texas with W and NW winds at 20 to 30 on Tuesday. A lot of us have the week off work between X-mas and New Years. That may be a good thing on Wednesday. It’s looking more and more like solid swell and favorable wind conditions. With the notch up on this am’s run we could be seeing waist to chest high ground swell with morning winds NNE at 10. Let’s hope it plays out La Niña could still pull the rug out from under us but so far this is the best looking set up we’ve seen yet this year. Enjoy your day.

Come hang with the Compound crew on Friday 30th for a pre-New Years Bash at the shop.We will be premiering the latest Innersection Orange video from Taylor Steele,grilling food,and throwing out all kinda good deals on product.Plus we are throwing a free to enter $500 Dollar Game of S_K_A_T_E for all the gnarly skate rats who have some flat land skills,sponsored by RVCA and Element.Come hang with us for a gnarly night of skate/surf fun for everybody.Game of S_K_A_T_E starts at 6pm and video should start at 7pm.Lets hang out everybody.The Compound Boardshop, 4063 Clark Rd,Sarasota,Fl 941-923-0430 www.compoundboardshop.com

Here's Cody again. This time killin

Cody pulling in... he made this one.

Pushing his Bulatowicz thruster off the bottom.

Across the coping.

Cody and his crew got to Wishing Well early today before the locals knew the new swell had arrived. They had chest to head high barrels basically to themselves for a couple hours.

If you come to PR, pray you don't get this Hyundai from thrifty.





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43 Comments »

  1. looks like i’ll get waves when i get back, course im gunna need a wetsuit and a board, sure my boys can hook me up, s jetty

    Comment by tdawg — December 11, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

  2. Rad pics of the girls MW

    Comment by Rob — December 12, 2011 @ 9:31 am

  3. EC clean up SAT???

    Comment by G-money — December 13, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  4. ^^^ I hope so, really want to get some fun clean surf in.

    Comment by RUSS-D — December 14, 2011 @ 7:27 am

  5. EC Saturday, light winds with possible offshores and an early morning low tide. Chest to Head. Lookin gooood!

    Comment by K — December 15, 2011 @ 9:36 am

  6. oh yeah, tomorrow should be good on the EC. I am leaving at 2:30 a.m. so i am on the beach and waiting for light. Got to bail at 2 in the afternoon for something I can’t get out of. But that should leave me enough time to get a wave or 3.

    Comment by RUSS-D — December 16, 2011 @ 5:54 am

  7. low tide spots down south should be fun over on the e.c. dang russ, 2:30? you know it’s only a 2.5 hour drive over there right? headlight surfing is fun and all i guess. ha ha have fun. i will be there too!

    Comment by capt j — December 16, 2011 @ 9:49 am

  8. Whats the water temp running over there these days, say south of the cape

    Comment by OriginalJud — December 16, 2011 @ 11:02 am

  9. 2:30am!? Damn, i thought i was commited!

    Comment by K — December 16, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

  10. by the time I get to the Beach I am surfing it will be light. And I might just head over tonight and stay with my bud Erich. Then I can wake up fresh and ready to go.

    Comment by RUSS-D — December 16, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

  11. 71-73 EC water—I’ll be out there too.
    Not before light though like Mr. Russ….

    Comment by G-money — December 16, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

  12. yeah cody!! holding it down for surfers out of pasco county fl

    Comment by Jeff King — December 16, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

  13. Saturday was just too much fun. Perfect chest high peelers all day long. I found a great little sandbar down south, Iknew it was good when I saw Tiptime dropping in on a wave. If he is there it is usualy one of the best spots around. And it was.

    Comment by RUSS-D — December 18, 2011 @ 5:43 am

  14. Anyone else get waves on Sunday? The incoming tide had the push and was best from 1-2 pm then faded by 4, saw one guy out on the shallow sand bar getting one footers but a short walk away where it was deeper they were pitching up and going all the way into the beach. They faded fast and lost power but with that hard north got a few a hundred yards down and you could move on the wave to get speed all the way down the line. Used the fish for the first hour and the LB the second. Some close outs and a long long wait but no wetsuit and just enough sun. Hope we get some south lines like that this week, ready for some lefts- was down south with just enough north, not sure if they got anything way down south but it was headed that way

    Comment by Gulfsyed — December 18, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

  15. Sat EC was so much fun, then surfed hollow wedging shore pound mid day and some fun thigh long lines into dark…

    Comment by Fisch — December 18, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  16. ec was super fun on saturday! that high tide hollow shorepound was rad

    Comment by ericito — December 18, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

  17. We have had tons of friends in town, the kids wanna surf and the swell has been solid so we have been surfing some of the tucked away spots I almost never get to surf. surfed Steps the other evening, chest high, low tide and thick sucking up on the coral, i was a bit conservative on my turns, that wave is so rad, reminds me of some so pac setup. the EC pros(CT,etc.) who were here two weeks ago were attacking Steps like it was a sandbar. got to surf little malibu for the first time in 6 years, cool little wave and my kids have discovered the right off the jetty at the marina. Rosey it learning to do cutbacks on it. the WX is as cool as it gets here, pretty much sweater WX for PR. meteor showers and earthquakes, exciting down here. that’s my surf story.

    Comment by admin — December 19, 2011 @ 7:13 am

  18. Family time bro, family time. Sounds like your girls are loving it down there. Stoked for ya! Saturday E.C. was so fun. Easy soft peelers with long lines, like a playground in the morning. Skinnable or top, spring suite at most. the wind glassed off at high tide for about two hours. Tasty hollow nugs were had! I feasted! Two days later and still smiling.

    Comment by capt j — December 19, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

  19. is there supposed to be surf tomorrow at south facers?

    Comment by cole — December 19, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

  20. knee high I think, wednesday pm a little bigger

    Comment by admin — December 20, 2011 @ 7:10 am

  21. One foot lines at noon, lined up not too windy on the beach, not expecting much but the tide is coming in

    Comment by gulfsyed — December 20, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

  22. ami is rideable hardly

    Comment by cole — December 20, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

  23. South of SRQ…There is a 1.5ft south swell. Actually, I was at a new area of intrest and had some long rides. WHAT!? It was small no doubt however every bar has its day.

    Comment by GCtoEC — December 20, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  24. should i believe my swell model that forcasts 3+ feet tomorrow a.m.

    Comment by tonmalon — December 20, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

  25. Only if you still believe in Santa Claus or if the swell model is somewhere other than the Gulf.

    Comment by K — December 20, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

  26. i know :(

    Comment by tonmalon — December 20, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

  27. actually i dont know a recent ping says 5.6 ssw winds sse?? i went skimmin in 2.5foot shorepound lines today with se pings a like 4 feet maybe a site with info is correct yet again

    Comment by tonmalon — December 20, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

  28. this sucks

    Comment by tdawg — December 21, 2011 @ 9:41 am

  29. Thanks for the positive attitude in your report! Us GC surfers need all the help we can get…

    Comment by Fisch — December 21, 2011 @ 11:40 am

  30. Great morning session. Started off semi-clean and then got choppy. Seem to be dying down by afternoon. Glad I got on it, nobody else around.

    Comment by David — December 21, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

  31. Surfed SRQ for 3 hrs this am during the tidal push on a LB small but fun.

    Comment by G-money — December 22, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

  32. props for scoren some waves

    Comment by Mdub — December 22, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

  33. Fun thigh high with a few waist wedges at a stand out spot Wednesday evening.

    Comment by Fisch — December 22, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

  34. so santa is just coming late to the gulf – thought he’d written us off entirely.

    Comment by cw — December 23, 2011 @ 11:25 am

  35. Looks like we’ve one the biggest loser contest.
    Below from Surfline’s La Nina Article (note the biggest loser)

    Gulf Coast

    A La Niña pattern is typically not a favorable one for the region due to a lack of storm activity in the Gulf of Mexico compared to El Niño winters.

    The weaker and further north storm track will likely result in fewer significant pre frontal S/SE windswell events for the Texas coastline, followed by weaker post frontal NE windswell events for the southern part of the state.

    The Panhandle of FL can also expect weaker southerly windswell events due to the more poleward storm track.

    The big loser when it comes to a La Niña winter is probably the West Coast of Florida. Less storm activity in the Gulf of Mexico and a lack of NW winds will likely result in a poor winter for surf for the WFL region. The pre frontal S/SW windswell events are also likely to be weaker due to the storm track moving into the Great Lakes region.

    Comment by tubeTime — December 23, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

  36. *** me im cali bound asap i cant stand this bull+++ gc surf consisting of a waist high wave chopped as ++++

    Comment by sto — December 23, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

  37. I would move all of you and your lives to centro if I could… it’s gonna get better.

    I remember being a 12 yr old kid, surfing the gulf was easy. wait for stormy day and go ride the crashing waves. you progress and the worst part is the flat spells. you really need to find your happy place be it fishing of biking or some other interest because these la niña years are enuf to send a WFL surfer off the deep end. latest run shows it weaker……. the models don’t like us either.

    Comment by admin — December 23, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

  38. Scored some really, really small rides at TB yesterday. An occassional descent wave would show up once in a while. Not much, but at least it wasn’t freezing yet…Merry Christmas everyone and God Bless…

    Comment by Joe — December 23, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

  39. Centro is calling- Check out the Low off Texas alot of West on the back side and its supposed to drag east acros the gulf for a couple days…if only

    Comment by gulfsyed — December 24, 2011 @ 9:24 am

  40. hey mw! i hope you all have an awesome holiday in pr!

    Comment by ericito — December 24, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

  41. wow merry christmas but this next little shot of swell is really on my mind

    Comment by tonmalon — December 24, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

  42. I’m sooo excited for Wednesday! Chest high glassy barrels :)

    Comment by olivia — December 25, 2011 @ 11:37 am

  43. oh yesss, it’s looking like swell will arrive at our shores… these mid-week surf events really force me to get crafty with the work schedule

    Comment by fbc — December 26, 2011 @ 6:50 am

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