Deck the surf with sets of waves fa la la la la! With a slight lull of surf before the weekend came along, the last couple of days have given us another burst of swell, and it’s not over yet! Our holiday swell has commenced! Historically, we’ve always had some memorable holiday swells, and what better day(s) than to test out that new shred stick or warm up in a new wettie. Warm up … well, we don’t need any help there, as our air temps will be historically warm, keeping our water temps in the mid-60s for the foreseeable future.

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A huge span of converging low-pressure systems are stretching from the Gulf of Mexico all the way through the Northeast, creating a frontal ridge or barrier holding the southern flow of warmth in our region. This flow of warmth will be setting record high temps throughout normally chilly areas of the Midwest, and as it moves on the Northeast will have a subtle visit by Jack Frost. With these fronts also comes some great long-period windswell and groundswell mixes, so we should have consistent surf in the waist-to-chest-plus ranges with weather hitting into the 80s. Gotta love living in Florida just for that reason alone!

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It still isn’t too late to get those last-minute gifts for the surfers in your family, or to sneak a hint onto the wish list! All of your favorite local surf shops have some great deals going on for boards, accessories, wetsuits, apparel and more, so get out there and support local — you don’t have to buy everything on the web. Also, don’t forget to fill your loved one’s stocking with gift certificates for all of our awesome local eateries and watering holes. Santa is bringing us some swell, and we’ll be back online  Christmas Day to give you a merry update!


TUESDAY

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: SE winds 5-10 all day

WEDNESDAY

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: SE winds 5-10 all day

THURSDAY 

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: SE winds 5-10 all day

FRIDAY *MERRY CHRISTMAS*

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: light SE winds in AM less than 5 increasing to ESE 5-10 in PM