Morning Still Frame

Morning Frame Grab

Dawn Patrol Report

Our little long-period swell has increased slightly overnight. It is now in the shin to knee high range but having trouble breaking due to the high tide. Should be SUPable and even LBable at the right sandbar later this morning. The winds have been dropping mid-morning so hopefully this will happen again. The Pensacola Buoy is 2 ft @ 10 sec. At daybreak the wind is light SW making some light texture on the surface. Tides will be high @ 10:33 am and low @ 9:27 pm. The skies will be mostly cloudy today. 40% rain chance. Highs in the upper 80s.  SW winds around 5 mph becoming 10-15 mph in the afternoon.

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Smooooth Forecast

Look for our little sneaker swell to increase and get more rideable with the changing tide. It ain’t much… but it’s all we got!!! A high pressure will continue to sit over the Gulf through early next week giving us light to moderate SW winds and flatness. Our little micro long period swell will pulse again tomorrow with some barely SUPable waves. A slight increase is SW wind waves possible on Monday→Tuesday.

3:00 pm Thursday Frame Grab

Afternoon Picture

3:00 pm Thursday Update

There are little bumps breaking near shore, but not really rideable. The wind is wsw creating some texture on the gulf. The gulf is fairly clear.
Tom Hutson

3:00 pm Forecast Update

That little long-period micro swell is showing a little more with the lower tide. The Pensacola Buoy is registering a small 1.3 ft swell @ 9 sec. Could there be a desperation SUP wave at Dawn Patrol?

Mid Morning Update

The winds have slacked up and the Gulf is glassy and nice for a flat water paddle. There are traces of that long period swell squeaking in from the Caribbean but it is not rideable and I wouldn’t even notice it if I weren’t desperate. There’s some scattered showers on the radar but so far the beach is gorgeous.

Mid Morning Slideshow Report

Another flat day
No rain so far
Only an unrideable micro-swell
Good morning for a paddle
Where da waves?
Light offshore this morning

Morning Glimpse into Flatness

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Dawn Patrol Report

There’s no surfable waves this morning and nothing much is expected today. At daybreak the wind is light SW making some light texture on the surface. Tides will be high @ 9:51 am and low @ 9:00 pm. The mostly sunny skies will give way to mostly cloudy this afternoon. 50% rain chance as a low pressure moves in from the west. Highs in the upper 80s.  SW winds around 5 mph becoming 10-15 mph in the afternoon.

Smooooth Forecast

A weak low pressure will move over us but it’s not far enough over water to generate any waves. A high pressure remains parked over the the E Gulf through the weekend. We’ll get a small increase in west wind waves on today→Fri. A small, long-period swell is also trying to squeak in from the Caribbean today→Fri but the wind waves will wreck it. Further out the forecast looks dismal to dreadful.

 

8:30 am Wednesday Update

It’s a flat July morning. The water is very clear. There are tons of little jellyfish, but they don’t sting.
Your best bet is a sup cruise on the gulf.
Tom Hutson
Remax on the Coast

8:00 am Slideshow

No waves today
As flat as it gets
You can't trust the Gulf
It can change in the blink of an eye
Time for a paddle
Empty handed

Morning Glimpse into Flatness

6 am calmness

Dawn Patrol Report

There’s no surfable waves this morning and nothing is expected today. At daybreak the wind is calm making a glassy Gulf that will be good for a scenic morning SUP cruise. Tides will be high @ 9:06 am and low @ 8:24 pm. The mostly sunny skies will give way to mostly cloudy this afternoon. 20% rain chance. Highs in the upper 80s.  East winds around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Smooooth Forecast

A low pressure over Louisiana is moving towards us but it’s not far enough over water to generate any waves. A high pressure remains parked over the the E Gulf through the weekend. We’ll get a small increase in west wind waves on Thurs→Fri. A small, long-period swell will try to squeak in from the Caribbean on Thurs→Fri but the wind waves will wreck it. Further out the forecast looks pitiful to pathetic.

2:15 pm Tuesday Update

The waves are ankle to maybe shin high and choppy. The wind is out of the ssw. The water is green, but not very clear. Have a great day!
Tom Hutson

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8:30 am Tuesday Picture

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morning frame grab

Sunrise Surf Report

This morning we only have some small waves in the ankle to shin high range. Bumpy in the morning with. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SE 10-15 mph.

Smooooth Forecast

It’s not supposed to build much this afternoon. We have a chance for some small, long-period swell sneaking into the Gulf later in the week. Early next week could bring some wind waves from the SW.

Tropical Depression #2 continues to track westward and is still expected to fizzle out by late Thursday.

11:45 Monday Update

Good news: the surf is rideable in July
Bad news: it’s not very good
The surf is knee to thigh high. It’s weak and sloppy, mostly just peaks – no walls. It’s overcast at the beach with a stiff southwest wind. The water is murky. It’s longboardable, but not exciting .
Tom Hutson

9:30 am Update

9:30 am Picture

Bad News: The wind has clocked around to the SSW and has picked up to 10-12 mph. The glassy conditions are gone and what little swell we had is wrecked.
Good News: The onshore winds are causing the surf to build again. It’s not worth messing with now but things could be different by this afternoon. That front that moved through has stalled in the NE Gulf and the radar is beginning to lite up like a Christmas tree SE of us. The winds on the Pensacola Buoy are picking up so we’re keeping an eye on it in case something begins to build.