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.

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Gulf Coast Surf report and Forecast

Friday:  

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.

Weekend:
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.

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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 


 
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