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August 26, 2016
  Friday: 2-4 feet and super choppy
Friday and into the weekend: 2-4 feet surf in a mix of wind and ground swell. Choppy conditions.

It looks like we will see extended onshore winds. A tropical wave is coming up from the Bahamas into the weekend and High Pressure off of Hatteras will keep us in onshore wind flow thru early next week.

Models show that low on top of Florida sometime Sunday. It looks to meander around and possible reform somewhere near Florida early next week.

We should see Easterly long period swell from Gaston next week as well. Gaston is a pretty strong storm that looks to move near Bermuda and spin up. Although Gaston is very far away from us I do expect something from this Hurricane. Sometime next week. Also, possible offshore winds on Wednesday with that low pressure forming near Florida.

Long range weather models are really blowing up. We may see a pretty hectic weather scenario next week. A couple of low pressures, possible storms look to spin up near the SE U.S. Coast next week. We could be seeing significant surf later on in the week and for the labor day weekend.

Keep an eye on the reports/buoys/NHC/cams/wind. Finally Florida Hurricane Swell Season arrives!

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/26/2016 06:36 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 24, 2016
  Wednesday: small in morning, building into afternoon
Wednesday: small surf in morning and building wind chop into afternoon.

A pretty good NE wind fetch looks to blow in a new wind swell for Wednesday and last for the next few days. Onshore winds look to blow today and through the weekend. This looks to bump the surf up to the 2 to 4 foot range through the weekend and also keep us in choppy conditions.

Also, we should see a small mix of SE long period ground swell the next few days. Its arrival is debatable but it probably will be masked by the onshore wind swell.

Models show a possible tropical storm forming off the remnants of a storm near the Caribbean and be on top of Florida late weekend and into Monday. Long range models has this flaring up. Check NHC for the latest. This storm looks to add to the onshore wind swell as it nears. Also, long range shows this storm meandering around Florida and possible could provide offshore wind for next week. Sometime Tuesday or Wednesday we could see the winds flop to offshore and clean up swell for next week.

Long range virtual buoys show a bigger SE to East long period swell arriving next week. This is from the soon to be Hurricane that is currently spinning way out in the Atlantic.

New small building NE wind swell the next few days and mix of SE trade wind swell (added by tropical waves and past storm Fiona) into the weekend. Choppy conditions can be expected through the weekend and early next week. Possible offshore winds mid-week.

Keep an eye on NHC and that storm for the weekend. Models keep it semi-weak but it could flare up quicker than the models show. We will probably see a lot of wind and rain this weekend depending on the tracking.

Next update Friday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/24/2016 05:00 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 22, 2016
  Next update Tuesday night.
Check the reports for anything. I'll do another forecast Tuesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/22/2016 03:07 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 21, 2016
  Sunday: small/flat
Sunday: small/flat

Not much of any swell on Sunday.

There looks to be pretty good chance we will see swell this week and into next week.

The tropics are obviously heating up and the long range models shows a lot of swell for the next couple of weeks.

We should see a small NE swell build on Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday. A High pressure system looks to blow NE wind fetch our way off Hatteras early in the week. This looks like a good warm up swell for what is showing in the long range models.

Mid-week swell looks to last into Friday. Onshore winds are forecast for this time period also so conditions probably will be choppy. Then another small East swell for the weekend.

After the weekend we should see East to SE long period swell. That is over 7 days away so not for sure, but the models show it arriving.

Looking for NE swell mid-week, some small surf for the weekend, then looking for SE long period swell early next week.

Next update Monday morning.

Edited: 08/21/2016 at 09:07 AM by Central Floridave

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/21/2016 09:01 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 20, 2016
  Next update Sunday mid-morning. Tropics heating up!
Waiting for later model runs. Holy cow, look at those long range models! I'll update Sunday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/20/2016 01:48 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 17, 2016
  Wednesday: small surf
Wednesday:small surf

Not much of any size but maybe small wave spots have something. Virtual buoys show a small uptick into Thursday from SE trade wind swell. But, don't expect much. No swells are in the forecast.

Looking long range, we should see a named tropical storm the next couple of days. Fiona. This storm is too far away and not strong enough to send a swell. Just yet. However, there is a chance for small SE swell next week, but models don't show it. Just speculating.

There is also a tropical wave ahead of it that should be on top of Puerto Rico the next day. This may also provide a small SE swell. But, not expecting much of anything.

Super long range models shows a possible low pressure/storm off of Florida late next week. But, again, just speculation.

As we enter the 2nd half of August we can expect more storms to flare up. It seems like once we see one storm develop then it sparks activity elsewhere. In other words, the pressure cooker is about to blow it's lid!

Next update Friday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/17/2016 05:51 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 15, 2016
  Monday: small to barely rideable
Monday: Small to barely rideable.

Not much of any swell out there. Virtual buoys shows an uptick for Wed/Thursday but looks to stay on the small side.

No major swell makers are in the long range forecast.

Next update Tuesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/15/2016 05:11 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 13, 2016
  Saturday: small/flat
Saturday: small/flat

Not much to speak of. Maybe at small wave spots and big boards.

No swells in the forecast either.

The only thing I see is maybe Thursday a small SE bump. There is a tropical wave NE of Puerto Rico this Saturday morning. Models keep it moving West and in our swell window. But, models show no development at this point.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/13/2016 07:07 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 10, 2016
  Wednesday: small to barely rideable
Wednesday: small to barely rideable.

Again, Wednesday there is a small ground swell showing on the buoys, but don't expect much for surf. It should be rideable at small wave spots and big boards but other than that, not much.

No swells are in the long range forecast.

Next update Thursday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/10/2016 09:20 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 8, 2016
  Monday: small to barely rideable
Monday: small to barely rideable.

There is a very small ground swell showing on the buoys this morning. Thus, it may be rideable somewhere. But, don't expect much.

No swells are in the forecast for the week. There is a weak low, or tropical wave East of the Bahamas. NHC says 0 chance of development. Nothing in the long range.

Basically, just small summer time SE trade wind surf. 1-2 feet or barely rideable.

Next update Wednesday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/08/2016 05:33 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 2, 2016
  Small ESE Trade Wind swell Tuesday/Wednesday
Check the reports. Buoys shows small uptick. Probably bigger North of the Cape. Swell should get a little bigger into Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. Semi-glass morning and afternoon chop. Swell probably won't make it to Thursday but maybe some leftovers.

No major swell makers in the long range.

Next update Friday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/02/2016 05:45 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 31, 2016
  Looking for possible small swell mid-week. Next update Monday Night.
Next update Monday Night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/31/2016 06:04 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 29, 2016
  Friday/Weekend: small to flat
Friday/weekend: small to flat

Not much swell to speak of. Maybe a small wave at the small wave spots but don't expect much of anything.

Models shows some promise for small SE trade wind swell into next week. Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday may see a small 2-3 feet SE swell. There is a tropical wave forecast to keep moving West and into South Florida/Cuba next week. This should push a SE swell up our way. However, nothing too big and better North of the Cape.

National Hurricane Center (NHC) has a couple possible storms way out in the Atlantic and off the coast of Africa. These systems are not in our swell window yet but maybe later next week. Something to keep an eye on!

Mostly small/flat the next several days. Looking for a slight pick up of SE trade wind swell Tuesday/Wednesday of next week.

Next update Saturday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/29/2016 07:54 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 26, 2016
  Staying on the small/flat side the rest of the week
Not much of any swell this week.

Possible swell next week. Models hint at a weak low pressure system near Florida next week. But, nothing definitive. Keeping an eye on it though.

Next update Thursday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/26/2016 11:33 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 24, 2016
  Sunday: 1-2 feet in small swell.
Sunday: 1-2 feet.

Looks to stay on the super small size for the upcoming week. No swells in the forecast.

Next update Monday Night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/24/2016 07:33 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 15, 2016
  Next update July 23rd
Maybe a small swell next week. Models show an uptick midweek.

I'm taking a break from the forecast. Maybe that will help bring a swell in!

Next update July 23rd.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/15/2016 05:43 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (2)  

July 13, 2016
  Continued, no swells in the forecast
Wednesday: no swells in the forecast.

Just summer time dribble on the small wave spots that catch SE trade wind swell.

Nothing in the forecast but more of the same.

Next update Thursday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/13/2016 04:43 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (1)  

July 9, 2016
  Saturday: small to barely rideable to flat
Saturday: some reports say small waves but mostly barely rideable to flat

Check the small wave spots for anything but basically just super small SE trade wind swell.

No swells in the forecast.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/09/2016 08:56 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 5, 2016
  tuesday: small/flat
Tuesday: small/flat

No swells in forecast. Maybe some super tiny waves somewhere, but expect mostly small/flat conditions.

Next update Thursday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/05/2016 10:03 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 2, 2016
  July 4th weekend: small/flat
Weekend: small/flat

No swells are in the long range forecast.

Next update Monday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/02/2016 06:43 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

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