Saturday Dawn Patrol
Saturday Mid to late morning
Saturday Mid Day to Afternoon
Saturday Evening
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Report Overview

Report Title:
Saturday Evening
Reporter:
KyleL
Report Of The Day:
4
Change From Yesterday:
Similar in size (morning to morning comparison)
Change From Last Report:
the wind is onshore and the tide is high
Current Wave Size:
2 to 3 feet
Surface Conditions:
Semi-Choppy
Surf Station Surf Factor:
3.00
3.00 (on a 1-10 scale)
Comments: Although not great, there are some occasional fun waves.
Surf Reporters 6 Hour Forecast:

Waist high with occasional larger set groundswell with onshore winds and outgoing tide.

Dean's Long Range Forecast:

Swell Info

Form:
Poor
Wave Size In Body Height:
thigh to waist high, occ larger around chest high
Largest Wave:
Chest high
Surf Is On Increase or Decrease:
peaked
Wind Swell / Ground Swell / Combo:
groundswell
Swell Direction:
East (for the most part)
Current:
light
Swell Interval:
some 10-12 seconds readings on the buoy
Hard To Paddle Out:
2.5

Wind Info

Wind Direction, Speed, & Air Temp:
Wind Direction / Speed For Florida:
Local Radar Link:

Tides

Today's Tide Data:
Tomorrow's Tide Data:
View Full Year Of Tides:

Temperature, Critters, & More

Water Temperature:
83
Water Clarity:
Clear!
Critters:
no new reports overnight
St. Augustine Weather Station:

Surf Report Comments

Saturday:

7:00 am:   The groundswell from Tropical Storm Karl looks less consistent early on this Saturday morning.       Waves size looks about 1 to 2 feet but you really have to wait on the sets.   It’s super clean and glassy early.   The wind is light offshore WNW as of report time.     The marine forecast is calling offshore winds early then a seabreeze this afternoon.  (See real time wind data from 3rd Street here).  The Fernandina Buoy is showing swells of 2.6 feet at 12 seconds up from yesterday’s  2.0 feet at 11 seconds.  To the south of us, the Canaveral Buoy is showing a swell height of 3.3 feet at 11.4 seconds up from yesterday’s  2.6 feet at 10.8 seconds.   You can see the ocean moving on the Surf Station Cam.  New early photos coming up soon…

7:45 am:   At first look this morning the waves looked smaller.   It definitely looked less consistent. But after looking at it a little while and studying the buoys (which have increased in size since yesterday) there are definitely still waves.   The set waves should be a little larger than yesterday.   It’s just a long wait in between sets.   So plan to hang out and relax when you surf.   It’s not a one wave after another windswell we have here.  It’s a way spread out, distant groundswell.   Enjoy it

11:00 am:    Wow oh wow did the surf improve.  Amazing what changes Mother Ocean can do in a short period of time. Dean’s call for today is spot on as slightly larger clean groundswells are here and the surf is really fun.   Yes it could be bigger and yes it could be more consistent but overall we bumped up our surf factor to reflect the clean fun groundswell surf  😀

2:30 pm:   The wind turned onshore so not as clean.  Still some long groundswell lines but it has some bump to it now.  New photos are in box #3 taken from the pier, Matanzas Inlet and at Marineland where the 31st Annual UF vs Students Surf Event is taking place.  A super fun time with waves for the event...

5:15 pm: The wind has been blowing onshore for awhile now making it nice and choppy, it’s also looking kinda drifty as well. The waves are breaking on the inside still thought so it’s looking like it has some more power than earlier today at the expense of choppy  closeouts. Should be glassy again in the morning though. New photos are up in box 4..

 

* Here is a photo from Flagler yesterday.   Yes the Surf Station can print your photos.  Email your submissions (yes we do buy quality photos) to support@surf-station.com or if it’s to be used immediately text it to 904.540.1732.   We love immediate submissions for up to the minute posting (but need to be quality :mrgreen:

More Info

 *  TS Karl has departed at an accelerating speed and will transition to an extra-tropical cyclone late in the weekend. Dean’s Surf Station Forecast chronicles the smaller/less consistent diminishing ENE ground swell Sunday with still favorably light morning wind.

Lots of surfboards for sale in the Surf Station’s Buy and Sell classified section.   Here is the link.

Quote Of The Day

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf

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