Florida Surf Report/Forecast and Tropical Outlook for May 17th 2024

Florida Surf Report/Forecast and Tropical Outlook for May 17th 2024

Florida Surf Report/Forecast and Tropical Outlook for May 17th 2024

Atlantic Surf Report and Forecast
Friday:  Expect anklebusters to shin-high waves with occasional knee-high sets coming from the East at 8-second. Morning offshore winds will shift to onshore in the afternoon.

Weekend:  Waves will be predominantly knee-high, with lucky thigh-high sets, also from the East at 8-second intervals. A minor background bump could prop up some sets. Winds are expected to remain light and mostly offshore, with typical afternoon onshore switches.

Looking ahead:  The start of next week presents modest surf conditions, with a potential increase midweek. Long-range forecasts suggest a developing system, but that i
s still a ways off.


Gulf Coast Surf report and Forecast


Gulfsters: Knee high 6 sec wind swell with SW winds. Small, but ridable at the better spots.

Panhandle: Knee to thigh wind swell with strong onshore winds.

Gulfsters: Knee to lucky thigh in the better spots at 6 sec with weekend.  Winds go S/SW for Saturday and switch to W as Sunday passes giving us  a touch more size.  It's looking like it could be fun.

Panhandle: The wind swell build with continued strong onshore winds for Saturday.  We see a wind switch on Sunday setting up cleaner leftovers with a chance for gentle offshore winds for the midday.

Looking ahead:  
Gulfsters:  We may see a few leftover Monday morning and then we are dropping to flat through the mid week.

Panhandle:  Surf drops off for Monday and stays small for the rest of the week.

Tropics and Hurricane Forecast
Not too much currently, but the warm waters and favorable conditions suggest an active season ahead. I anticipate the emergence of named storms possibly as early as, or around the middle of June.
Have a great one!  - Bryan 

*Legal stuff. Just a reminder I’m a surf forecaster not a weather forecaster so please check with the official government storm info outlets for the latest.
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