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November 22, 2017
  Wednesday: 2-4 feet in small surf
Wednesday: 2-4 feet.

Local wind look to blow NW to North on Wednesday and eventually turning from the SE into Thanksgiving day.

A weak low pressure looks to form in the Gulf and move NE. This should make the local wind hard to predict but it looks like onshore wind chop on Thursday and offshore winds for Friday/Saturday.

Swell looks to stay around 2-4 feet through Thursday with choppy conditions.

Friday with the offshore winds will offer a clean up but the swell will probably drop. Saturday looks like offshore wind but even smaller surf. 1-2 feet.

A weak cold front looks to move through Florida over the weekend. Onshore winds NE blow on Monday and pick the surf back up and that looks to last a couple days.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Next update Saturday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 11/22/2017 06:05 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

November 21, 2017
  Looks like some rideable waves through Thanksgiving weekend.
I'll update the forecast Tuesday night with a better look at it.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 11/21/2017 09:23 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

November 15, 2017
  Onshore wind chop until Saturday.
Quick check of the wind models shows finally a slow down of the onshore winds the past few days for Saturday. Onshore wind chop until then. Maybe Friday even. Keep an eye on the wind forecast.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 11/15/2017 08:51 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

November 13, 2017
  Monday: 3-5 feet and choppy
Looks like we will have onshore winds thru at least mid-week. Surf looks to stay up all week. Possible wind change up Friday or Saturday with remaining swell.

Next update Tuesday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 11/13/2017 08:49 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

November 9, 2017
  Thursday: 1-3 feet in small swell
Thursday: 1-3 feet in small swell.

Looks like we will see a new NE wind swell develop late Friday and into the weekend. Surf looks to pick up quickly into the weekend and be around 3-5 feet in choppy surf. Local winds look to blow hard onshore for the weekend and last into early in the week.

Long range models shows a possible winter like Nor'easter. A low looks to form near Hatteras and spin up the coast. We may see our first winter NE swell later in the week.

Next update Saturday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 11/09/2017 07:12 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

November 7, 2017
  Looks like new wind swell develops late Thursday and into Friday.
Small surf until Friday when NE winds pick up along with the seas. Surf looks to drastically pick up Friday and bigger into the weekend. Around 3-5 feet for the weekend with choppy conditions.

Next update Wednesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 11/07/2017 02:04 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

November 4, 2017
  Saturday: 2-3 feet
Saturday: 2-3 feet

Surf looks to be 2-3 feet for the next few days. Light onshore breeze. Check the reports.

Long range looks like a bigger pick up next weekend.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 11/04/2017 06:28 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

November 2, 2017
  Small surf with possible 2 to 3 for Friday and into the weekend.
Look at the forecast better Thursday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 11/02/2017 11:10 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 30, 2017
  Monday: small surf
Monday: small surf

Looks to stay on the small to barely rideable size all week. Potential for a small NE swell for Wednesday. But, basically small surf the next few days. Stronger onshore wind for Thursday and Friday. This may bump the surf up to 1-3 feet and rideable.

No major swell makers in the long range.

Next update Wednesday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/30/2017 11:08 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 28, 2017
  Low pressure move up the Florida coast.
Interesting weather scenario. Maybe some waves off it as it moves away from us. However, looks to hug the coast too much.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/28/2017 07:07 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 25, 2017
  Wednesday: small/flat
Wednesday: small/flat

Looks like a run of waves has died off. Nothing major showing in the long range.

There does look like a weak low pressure system, tropical system, may come up from the South into Florida. But, not showing any swell from it on the models yet.

I'll take a better look at it Thursday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/25/2017 05:54 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 23, 2017
  Monday: 3-4 feet and choppy
Monday: 3-4 feet and choppy.

Wind onshore from the SE on Monday.

The local wind forecast calls for SW wind on Tuesday. It will be interesting on how big it will be as the wind looks to be fairly strong with the advancement of the season's first cold front into Wednesday.

Check the reports!

Next update Tuesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/23/2017 05:10 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 20, 2017
  Continued Chop and big surf Friday and into the weekend.
Choppy conditions with some size Friday and into the weekend.

Wind looks to remain blowing onshore for the next several days and into early next week.

Season's first cold front looks to happen late Tuesday and into Wednesday. This should make the wind change from the North and possible lighten up. Swell size looks to decrease into midweek.

Choppy conditions for the weekend. Next update Sunday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/20/2017 05:30 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 16, 2017
  Tuesday: 2-3 feet, Choppy NE winds. Picking up into the afternoon.
Tuesday: 2-3 feet in morning and picking up into the afternoon.

Looks like a fresh North to NE wind starts to pick up into Tuesday. Then by mid-week it blows stronger NE. We should see a long duration mix of NE wind and ground swell on Wednesday and into the weekend. Size looks to be around 3-5 feet. Maybe bigger.

Onshore winds Wednesday and into the weekend will keep it super choppy conditions.

Next update Wednesday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/16/2017 06:35 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 14, 2017
  Saturday: 3-5 feet with choppy conditions
Saturday: 3-5 feet with choppy conditions.

Continued surf for the weekend and even more next week.

Our streak of surf has been a long one! Unfortunately most of it has been with onshore wind and keeping it choppy.

Saturday looks like onshore wind chop with Sunday the wind relaxing. But, remaining choppy.

A new round of onshore wind looks to happen next week. Monday looks to start out smaller around 2-3 feet but stronger winds pick up Tuesday and last into the weekend. Surf size should pick up also in the 3-5 foot range.

Models show the possibility of a low pressure off of Hatteras later in the week and this may provide bigger NE ground swell.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/14/2017 08:09 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 11, 2017
  Wednesday: Continued 2-4 feet and choppy
Similar conditions as the past week. Onshore wind and 2 to 4 feet surf.

This should last the next several days and into early next week. Weekend looks windier and a little bigger.

Maybe a break in the local winds on Tuesday.

Next update Friday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/11/2017 10:38 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 8, 2017
  Sunday: 2-4 feet and choppy
Sunday: 2-4 feet and choppy

Looks like 2-4 feet and choppy for the upcoming week. Mostly SE winds all next week.

Bigger surf looks to happen Saturday. Possible weak tropical system just East of Florida Friday and Saturday.

Next update Monday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/08/2017 09:44 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 6, 2017
  Friday: 3-5 feet with surface chop
Friday: 3-5 feet onshore winds.

Winds have slowed down today but there remains a surface chop. Local wind looks to blow from the E to SE today.

Weekend looks like the size may drop a little bit and wind remain SE but even lighter. Thus, Saturday may be fun. I haven't surfed all week due to the wicked onshore winds but looks to wet the gills this weekend.

We should have surf all weekend with the wind blowing from the SE.

No major swell makers are showing on the long range but it does look like consistent 2-4 feet surf for Monday and all of next week. Monday is a holiday.

Next update Sunday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/06/2017 09:20 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 5, 2017
  Big Surf, Windy Conditions
Its been big and windy/choppy.

Surf forecast has been really not needed. A WIND FORECAST is more important!

We have had big choppy surf for weeks now. The wind looks like it will slow down into the weekend but remain blowing onshore (SE). Maybe a clean up but doubt it.

Next update Friday morning and looking at the storms bouncing around Florida.

Its been crazy.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/05/2017 05:58 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

October 3, 2017
  Tuesday: Big and Windy next several days
Tuesday: Big and Windy

Large surf and super choppy.

Wind looks to blow like this all week. Models show it slowing down by Friday and into Saturday but will take awhile for it to clean up.

Next update Wednesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 10/03/2017 06:04 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

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