Two weekends in a row of jam-packed action both on and off the water, and now the dry season dust settles … We’ve had a fun little run of micro-waves this last week and into this week (though now it’s fading), but a little hope is on the way! We are finally seeing our 3 o’clock showers starting to brew this week and as this next passing front keeps chugging along, we should see a little dose of a small north windswell/groundswell combo by weeks end into the beginning of next week! Time to “summerize” your quiver for the grovel days. Scour your favorite local surf shops and you’ll find all sort of great new and used fishes, hybrids, malibus, logs and sups! Bring your old log in and they’ll likely give you some cold hard cash or a nice trade-in value for an upgrade!

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Hurricane Season 2016 is right around the corner! We have very high hopes (post El Niño) that his sister La Niña will bring us a reductive season. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since a direct hit on Florida soil. So in essence, we are due, but maybe we’ll hope we just get grazed a few times so no major damage is done!

Florida Hurricane Strikes By The Decade

Hurricane strike: One which produced hurricane-force winds over land, even if not landfalling in a given location.

  • 1950s — 4
  • 1960s — 9
  • 1970s — 3
  • 1980s — 2
  • 1990s — 7
  • 2000s — 7
  • 2010s — 0
Despite an Alabama landfall, we counted Ivan (2004) as a Florida hurricane strike, given hurricane-force winds were measured at Pensacola NAS, Florida. Source: NOAA/NCEI/NHC

Friday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: light S to SW winds in AM turning ESE 5-10 in PM

Saturday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: light SW winds 5-10+ all day with gusts up to 15

Sunday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: W to NW winds 5+ all day

Monday

SURF: 2-3ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: winds light and variable all day from the W to SW less than 5!