He has risen but the surf hasn’t. No waves today and none are expected. There will be a high pressure parked over the Gulf that will keep the waves minimal ’til it moves out next weekend. There’s nothing major in the forecast. Only minor bumps on Monday. View the flatness on the live SMOOTH CAM.
At daybreak we have a grey, windy, chilly morning. There are only shin to knee high leftover traces of yesterday’s swell. Later today the clouds will break up, the temps will get into the low to mid 70s, and the north winds will drop to 10-15 mph. The tide will be high today @ 2:09 pm. Check back later today to see footage from yesterday’s surf action.
I hope you were able to catch yesterday’s swell because we don’t have anything significant showing on the Surf Smooth Super Secret Surf Sniffing Satellite. Our next chance of waves is not til next weekend. If you are still surf horny you can watch the RIP CURL PRO live from Bells Beach, Australia right here at surf smooth starting at 4 pm our time.
First Light Report
There a low pressure system south of us that will keep the rain coming this morning. We have head high waves. At first light the form is poor due to the close storms. The Pensacola Buoy is 8.2 ft @ 7 sec. The wind is NE @ 13 mph but will be variable during the frequent rain storms. The tide is coming in and will be high @ 1:18 pm. Low after midnight. The rain will begin to slacken this afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. NE winds 10-15 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. You can view the current conditions on the live SURFSMOOTH CAM.
The waves will clean up and begin to drop as the strong offshore winds beat it down. Saturday will be lucky to see some leftover LB/SUP sized waves. There is nothing significant in the future-cast after today. Maybe some small stuff mid-week. It is, however, the Gulf and it can change in a New York second!!!
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Sunrise Surf Report
Overnight the waves have risen into the waist to chest high range. The 10-15 mph east wind is making it drifty and choppy. High tide on the right side of the pier will be @ 12:33 pm. Low @ 11:09 pm. The waves are going to rapidly build so get ready for some bigger stuff. The Pensacola Buoy is already 7.9 ft @ 8 sec. Today will be a mostly cloudy one. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
Oh So Smooth Forecast
Today: The waves will continue to build all day. Look for drifty, head high stuff this afternoon.
Friday: Surf Alert!!! Waves will be well overhead as the winds clock strong NE.
Saturday: Leftover, clean SUP/LB waves.
Extended Forecast: A flat spell for awhile.
7 pm Evening Update
Well, it tried but it just couldn’t do it. About mid-day it was showing some promise but the winds slacked off in the afternoon and so did the waves. The Bad News: As the sun set in the west the waves were only knee high and weak. The Good News: I flew the Smooth Copter so high this afternoon that I could see the winds in the Eastern Gulf beginning to pick up. The winds on the Gulf are projected to pick up tonight increasing to 20-25 mph that will cause the waves to increase to 5 ft overnight… unfortunately those winds will cause less-than-ideal conditions. Keep your fingers crossed and you’ll see chest to head high wind waves in the morning.
1:15 Afternoon Update
It’s 60 degrees with a fairly strong east wind at the beach. The waves are ankle to thigh high, with a possible knee high set every now and then.
There is a definite easterly push. Hopefully it will pick up tomorrow.
Dawn Patrol Report
I thought you told me winter was over!!!! Temps at the beach are in the 40s this morning but the wind chill is making it feel like the 30s. Winds NE gusting to 22 mph. The Bad News: No rideable waves. The Good News: It won’t be long… they’re already trying to wrap in. High tide @ 11:57 am. Low @ 10:00 pm. Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph becoming east 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Today: The NE winds are getting ready to clock to the east and the waves will start wrapping in later today. It could get rideable later today so keep an eye on the live SMOOTH CAM and our updates.
Thursday: Waves from the east in the chest to head high range.
Friday: Surf Alert! The wind clocks offshore early and the chest high + waves clean up.
Saturday: Break out your LB/SUP.