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Saturday 12/09/23 Midday
Report Of The Day:
Change From Yesterday:
Slightly smaller ( morning to morning comparison)
Change From Last Report:
winds are still light offshore, size increased
Current Wave Size:
1 to 2 feet, occasional 3 foot set
Surf Station Surf Factor:
Comments: Although not great, there are some occasional fun waves.
Surf Reporters 6 Hour Forecast:
Waves around 1 to 2 feet and semi-glassy in the morning, a lite chop to semi-choppy in the afternoon
Dean's Long Range Forecast:
Wave Size In Body Height:
knee to thigh high , occasionally larger
Some occasional waist high waves
Surf Is On Increase or Decrease:
up and down with the lulls and surges of the swell, currently down a little
Wind Swell / Ground Swell / Combo:
E to ESE
slight , if any
some 5 seconds on the buoy offshore
Hard To Paddle Out:
2 (1-5 scale)
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Surf Report Comments
Saturday, December 9
Surf Report comments:
Reporter: T. Strange
7:10 am: Slightly smaller surf and semi-glassy early, with waves 1 to 2 feet in rotating ESE swell. The wind very light SSW. The marine forecast is calling for light, shifting wind again today. On the local buoy the early morning wave height reading is 3.6 feet at 5 seconds changed from yesterdays 3.0 feet at 12 seconds. The water temperature is measured at 64.9 degrees at The Pier this morning. View The Surf Station Cam Page here. The morning photos up next….
8:05 am: Early morning photos are up and posted in box #1 and you can see the waves look a little lumpy and mushy early at the higher tide. A very light side offshore wind with somewhat unorganized wonky surf early-early. The waves look in the thigh high range right now as the waves break on the inside sandbar. It could be bigger but not a surfer out to see going down the line and judge. The surf may clean up as the tide drops and the waves get a little more power. The wave height measurement is actually a little bigger today than yesterday at this time, so there is hope for plenty of swell today. At first look, it looked smaller, but it does that quite often when it’s near dark super early and hard to see the surf….
10:39 am: A sizeable swell will build during the upcoming work week. Check out Dean’s note below and then go to the 7-Day Forecast…
12:30 pm: We have some cleaner, fun sized waves on tap for your midday report. Waves are in the 2 to 3 foot range, looking to be thigh high with some waist high sets. Conditions are still fairly clean at report time, with our local winds currently blowing out of the ESE @ just 4 knots. The waves are lining up nicely at report time despite the low tide that just passed at 11:19 this morning. Overall, you may have to wait around for sets if you’re riding a board with less foam, but those sets are out there. It’s a great day to take out a fish and enjoy the warm temps on the sand on this December afternoon.
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Here is the overview wind map, tropical Atlantic Map and here is the Map centered on St. Augustine. Click.on the link, then zoom out to see wind speed/direction and the fetch that generates our waves. Here is the weekly weather forecast for St.Augustine Beach, and the 5-day NWS Marine Forecast for Northeast Florida coastal waters. Have you seen the update to Dean’s Surf Forecast? SIZEABLE SURF will build all week, then wind will clock offshore next weekend.
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