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Thursday 1/26/23 Afternoon
Report Of The Day:
Change From Yesterday:
A little smaller (morning to morning comparison)
Change From Last Report:
The wind contines offshore
Current Wave Size:
1/2 a foot to 1 foot. Possibly a 1.5 foot set wave left
semi-glassy to glassy
Surf Station Surf Factor:
Comments: It’s ridable, not real good though.
Surf Reporters 6 Hour Forecast:
Wave size back to the the knee high range as the swell drops with the offshore wind. Cooler today
Dean's Long Range Forecast:
Wave Size In Body Height:
shin to knee high
possibly a few thigh high waves left
Surf Is On Increase or Decrease:
Wind Swell / Ground Swell / Combo:
slight, from the S
Hard To Paddle Out:
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Surf Report Comments
Reporter: T. Strange
6:55 am: The waves have dropped overnight. Wave size down to around 1/2 a foot to 1 foot. Possibly still a 1.5 foot set wave. It’s glassy this morning with good for as the wind is offshore NW early. The local marine forecast calling for brisk NW winds early today, then lighening up some later in the day. On the local buoy our early morning wave height measurement is 3.0 feet at 4 seconds down in size from yesterdays 4.3 feet at 5 seconds. You can see the ocean live here on our north side pier cam.
7:30 am: Early morning photos are up in box #1 and you can see it’s glassy with some small scale lines for your Thursday. The swell has dropped some overnight, but it’s cleaner. Wave mostly around knee high but caught one slightly larger set waves in the photos. It was a reeling right! I do not know how long those larger set waves will stick around. The offshore wind is beating the swell down.
3:35 pm: Early morning photos are up in box #2 and you can see there are small lines. The photos are from 15th Street around 10:45 am in the front of the slide show and 3rd Street around 3:30 pm in the back and of the slide show. Weak, small, and clean. It looks smaller this afternoon then at mid morning…
Left up from last night: .
Reporter: T. Strange
6:15 pm: Evening Note: Just got back in town, forgot my camera, so I did the surf report with my IPhone and posted it on the surf report instagram. There are better waves this evening! Here is a pic from there, and if you scroll there is a short video clip with Matt O commentary. Yes there is better surf as the wind is closing offshore (slowly but surely) so the above text data surf factor from earlier is off, as I would give at least a 3.5 for the north side surf session this evening. Part to the reason is the water is not cold this evening!
And on that positive note.. outta here.. we will be back early with with a fresh update.. over and out..
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Here is the overview wind map, and here is the Windi Map centered on St. Augustine. Click.on the link, then zoom out to see wind speed/direction and the fetch that generates waves. Here is the weekly weather forecast for St.Augustine Beach, and the marine forecast for Northeast Florida. After a series of warm and cold fronts rapidly changing winds with several small/close period “suck-up” SE wind swells and yo-yo warm/cold weather, the updated 7-Day Surf Forecast hints that a long period ground swell will filter by month’s end.
Quote Of The Day
“I’ll never be as good as Eddie.”
Lifeguard Luke Shepardson while doing his interview after winning the 2023 Eddie Aikau big wave surf contest