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September 21, 2016
  Thursday: New East long period swell
Thursday: 2-3+ in East long period swell. Glassy morning, afternoon chop.

New swell looks to build for Thursday and last into Saturday. Looks to build in size each day. Karl didn't get as strong as forecast but moved towards us for a few days. I expect long wait between sets in East-SE long period swell. Size is difficult to guess so check the daily reports for that.

Next update Friday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/21/2016 07:02 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 20, 2016
  Wednesday: Small NE swell
Wednesday: Small NE swell

Wednesday looks to be rideable with small NE swell.

Thursday, 1-3 feet in SE long period swell.

Friday, 2-3+ feet in ESE long period swell

Saturday, 2-4 feet in East-SE swell.

Looks like swell from Karl fills in later on in the week. Tuesday night showed a NE swell on the Canaveral buoy. Maybe a sneaker NE swell on Wednesday.

Wind forecast looks like light in the morning and afternoon chop for the next few days.

No major swell makers are in long range forecast. Karl swell should be fun. Low tide is in the morning now.

Next update Wednesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/20/2016 09:12 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 19, 2016
  Monday: 1-2 feet
Monday: 1-2 feet.

There may be a lingering swell for early this week. Check the reports for anything.

It looks like we will get a new swell later on in the week from Karl. Probably Friday and the weekend. Check NHC updates. Karl looks to stay in our swell window for a few days!

Small surf for the next few days and staying on the small side. New swell later on in week.

Next update Tuesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/19/2016 05:27 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 17, 2016
  Saturday: fun surf
Saturday: Fun surf

Some fun surf Saturday. Should hold into Sunday. NE swell.

Check the reports.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/17/2016 11:36 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 16, 2016
  Special update: Julia looks to meander in our swell window for a few days!
Check NHC. Julia looks to meander for the next several days.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphi...html?5-daynl#contents

We should see NE swell from Julia for the next few days.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/16/2016 05:14 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 15, 2016
  Thursday: 2-3 feet in small ESE long period swell
Thursday: 2-3 feet in ESE long period swell.

Small long period swell is showing on the buoys this Thursday morning. This looks to be from T.S. Ian. This swell probably will last for a day or two and be small and intermittent.

Also, it is looking pretty good that we will see a ENE swell from dissipating Tropical Depression Julia to the North of us. Julia looks to meander off the North Carolina coast and fade away (according to the NHC). It does look like there is a ENE wind fetch off the coast. This swell looks to pick up late Thursday and into Friday around 2-4 feet.

Local wind forecast is tricky. Currently this Thursday morning the wind is SW. However, I suspect afternoon onshores. Friday may do the same in the wind forecast.

Swell looks to go into Saturday. Check the reports/buoys/cams to see if it does. Saturday looks to be around 2-3 feet with a mix of East and NE swells.

Long range shows that the swell chances go down into Sunday and early next week. However, more swell is showing for next week.

Next update Saturday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/15/2016 08:02 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 13, 2016
  Tuesday: 2-3 feet in choppy surf
Tuesday: 2-3 feet with choppy conditions.

There is a chance for offshore winds with that low to the North of us. Keep an eye on local winds. South winds are forecast but maybe that is wrong. Local wind is hard to predict with a low pressure so close.

Looks like continued surf into mid-week and the weekend. Nothing too big but the Atlantic is really moving around out there. It looks like we will NE winds off of Hatteras later in the week. This may blow in a NE ground swell for Thursday/Friday/Saturday. Size probably around 2-4 feet.

Also, T.S. Ian is out there spinning. Although Ian is pretty far away we should see a faint E-SE long period swell from it sometime this week or weekend. Check to see if the buoys show any long period from that angle. Ian wasn't too strong but did move towards us a few days. So, it is possible and probably bigger North of the Cape.

The low to the North of us looks to meander up to Jacksonville the next few days. Check NHC for latest. Models keep it weak. This system may provide offshore winds for the weekend. But, overall trend for the wind forecast is to blow onshore to South the next few days and into the weekend.

There are no major swell makers in the long range forecast but we should have small rideable waves with varying sizes Tuesday thru the Weekend. Possible offshore winds at periods of time.

Next update Thursday morning.

Edited: 09/14/2016 at 04:44 AM by Central Floridave

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/13/2016 07:25 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 12, 2016
  Monday 1-2 feet in small surf
Monday: 1-2 feet in semi-chop.

Looks like Tuesday we will see an uptick in SE swell. Probably 2-4 feet and choppy.

It also looks like we will get a swell towards the end of the week and weekend as well.

I'll take a better look at that tonight.

Next update Monday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/12/2016 04:56 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 9, 2016
  Friday: 1-3 feet
Friday and the weekend: 1-3 feet.

We should see small rideable waves the next few days.

No major swell makers however. Check the reports.

Mostly onshore wind chop also.

Long range shows potential for late next week.

Next update Saturday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/09/2016 05:38 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 6, 2016
  Wednesday: 3-4 feet with choppy conditions.
Wednesday: 3-4 feet with choppy conditions.

Surf looks to be a little smaller on Wednesday than Tuesday. Swell looks to decay into mid-week and probably 2-3 feet by Thursday. Local wind forecast calls for onshore wind for the next couple of days and thus keeping it in choppy conditions.

Long range looks like we will just small surf into the weekend. Possible swell next week.

Next update Wednesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/06/2016 05:06 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

  Tuesday: bigger surf with choppy conditions.
Tuesday: Bigger surf, choppy conditions.

Continued surf into mid-week. Hopefully the local wind slows down.

I'll take a better look at it tonight.

Next update Tuesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/06/2016 05:49 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

September 3, 2016
  Saturday: 1-2 feet in small swell
Saturday: 1-2 feet in small swell.

Continued small swell into Sunday.

Looks like we have a pretty good chance to see a NE swell arrive on Monday and get bigger on Tuesday. The storm off of Hatteras looks to kick back a NE ground swell. Virtual buoys show a sharp increase for Monday mid-day and bigger Tuesday. We need to see that storm move further off the coast for the bigger stuff. But, keep an eye on Monday and Tuesday with NE swell.

We should see some waves next week, but for now hard to determine. Looking at Hermine off the Hatteras coast and what it will do. NHC isn't too sure and neither am I.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 09/03/2016 08:07 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

August 29, 2016
  Monday: 3-4 feet in mix of wind and ground swell
Monday: 3-4 feet with choppy conditions.

We currently have a mix of wind and ground swell this Monday morning. Wind looks to blow onshore today and keeping it in choppy conditions.

Long period swell should last the next few days. Local wind look to veer from the South and eventually SW into mid-week. NHC says possible formation in the Gulf. That storm looks to move out into the Atlantic later in the week. That system looks to give us the offshore winds.

Models keep us in rideable waves all week. Should see a glass off with the wind switching to offshore. Hopefully the long period swell has enough size to make it fun!

Long range models shows another possible storm coming up from the Bahamas. But, that is a long way in time.

Surf all week. Possible slow down of the local wind for Tuesday morning. SW for Wednesday.

Next update Tuesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 08/29/2016 05:19 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

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)  

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