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Report Overview

Report Title:
Saturday Mid to Late Afternoon
Reporter:
Tory Strange
Report Of The Day:
3
Change From Yesterday:
A little smaller (morning to morning)
Change From Last Report:
The winds continues offshore at report time (4:30 pm)
Current Wave Size:
2-3 to occ larger
Surface Conditions:
glassy, clean
Surf Station Surf Factor:
4.5
4.5 (on a 1-10 scale)
Comments: Definitely some fun surf.
Surf Reporters 6 Hour Forecast:

Waves waist to chest high, occ a little larger, with offshore winds so glassy as long as the wind stays offshore

Dean's Long Range Forecast:

Swell Info

Form:
good
Wave Size In Body Height:
waist to chest high, occ a little larger
Largest Wave:
A few shoulder high or so set wav es
Surf Is On Increase or Decrease:
a slow decrease
Wind Swell / Ground Swell / Combo:
Groundswell
Swell Direction:
ESE with some ENE mix
Current:
not much
Swell Interval:
a little less consistent
Hard To Paddle Out:
3

Wind Info

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

Tides

Today's Tide Data:
Tomorrow's Tide Data:
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Temperature, Critters, & More

Water Temperature:
67
Water Clarity:
fair, stirred up some
Critters:
no new reports overnight
St. Augustine Weather Station:

Surf Report Comments

Saturday:

6:45 am:   The wind is swinging offshore early this morning so the waves are cleaning up on this Saturday morning.     Waves are dropping in size overall with the wave size @ 3 to occ 4 feet.      The marine forecast calls for W winds @ 5-10 knots today (Local up to the minute wind info here). On the Fernandina Buoy the wave height is 5 feet at 10 seconds down a little from yesterdays  6 feet at 10 seconds .    Here is a look at the St. Augustine virtual buoy this morning.

7:30 am:   Early before and after sunrise photos are u in box #1 and it’s glassy with some groundswell pushing in for your Saturday.   Less consistent than yesterday but at time it can be consistent.   Fast on the inside at the higher tide. Feathering on the outside at times.  And when the tide backs out it will break out there.   The wind is offshore

10:10 am:   The offshore winds are blowing into the swell and making it a little smaller.    The break is moving from the inside to the outside as the tide drops and many spots are ‘in between tides’ making for closing out inside waves yet the break has not shifted outside just yet.   Overall ya gotta find the right sandbar.    If you do there are some sweet waves still pushing in as we head toward Saturday afternoon.   New photos are up in box #2, taken mid morning….

1:45 pm:   The break has moved to the outside.  Offshore winds and clean surf.   Some sets over chest high with some big spray blowin’ off the tops

4:30 pm:   After looking a little smaller the surf bounced back and got a little bigger.    Then it dropped back down some.   So up and down in the size.   Overall very clean with offshore winds.   Passing clouds so shadows on the water .  Some tubes open up and other tubes shut down.   Hard to make them, but some surfers were.   Over 40 new photos are up in box #3.  Some good longboard and shortboard lines pushing in…

 

Evening note:

8:30 pm:  As the tide pushed in before dark there were still some tubes at key sports.    Check the photos in box #4 and you can see some throwing out tubes at times.

This will do it until early tomorrow morning…   Over and out..  

 

 

 

More Info

After Saturday’s fun/clean ground swell- what’s next. Dean’s Surf Station Surf Forecast has some suggestions.

Quote Of The Day

If things go wrong, don’t go with them.  

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