Florida Surf Report/Forecast and Tropics outlook for May 20th 2024

Florida Surf Report/Forecast and Tropics outlook for May 20th 2024

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

Atlantic Surf Report and Forecast

Monday:  Monday: Small anklebusters to shin-high waves with occasional knee-high sets coming from the East at 8-second to start the day.  Morning offshore winds will shift to onshore kicking up a little afternoon wind swell as a front passes over.

Tuesday:  Onshore winds will generate a minor wind swell on top of the small ENE background bump from the area of low pressure I talked about last week.

Looking ahead:  The winds will remain predominantly onshore, resulting in a modest mixed swell. However, they are expected to mellow out a little on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  The winds are anticipated to intensify during the afternoons due to the daily sea breezes.  Following this, you can expect knee-high surf leading into the weekend, with a chance for a slight increase by Sunday afternoon.

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South Florida Surf report and Forecast

Monday:  Small to flat in most spots.

Tuesday:  Smaller wind swell chop.  Palm Beach Country may get a little ENE background bump later in the day.  Not looking overly rideable south of PBC.

Looking ahead:  Wednesday will bring NE winds and minor wind swell with a small ENE background bump propping things up a bit.  After that, the surf drops off and stays small through the weekend.

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Gulf Coast Surf report and Forecast
Monday: 

Gulfsters:  Small leftovers with SW winds dropping as the day goes on.

Panhandle:  Knee high leftovers with East winds shifting onshore by the afternoon.

Tuesday:

Gulfsters: Small to flat.

Panhandle: Surf drops to small to flat
Looking ahead:  

Gulfsters:  Small to flat for the rest of the week.

Panhandle:  Surf drops off 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 


 
*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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