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July 25, 2014
  Friday: Small to barely rideable
Friday: small to barely rideable.

It may be rideable at the small wave spots but don't expect much.

Not much in the long range forecast.

I'm taking another break and allow the tropics to heat up.

Next update Saturday Aug. 2nd.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/25/2014 04:16 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 20, 2014
  Monday: 1-3 feet in small swell
Monday: 1-3 feet. Glassy morning, afternoon chop.

We had a small swell fill in over the weekend. It was pretty fun in a small wave kind of way.

I expect this small swell to last into Monday, but probably get smaller into Tuesday.

No major swell makers are in the long range forecast.

Next update Tuesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/20/2014 06:33 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 19, 2014
  Next update Sunday night
There were some small waves Saturday. Check the reports into Sunday for anything.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/19/2014 04:54 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 8, 2014
  Tuesday: small to barely rideable
Tuesday: small surf

A very small swell is showing on the buoys. Check the small wave spots.

We should see small to barely rideable surf the rest of the week.

No major swell makers are in long range forecast.

Next update Thursday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/08/2014 05:50 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 6, 2014
  Sunday: small to barely rideable
Sunday: small to barely rideable.

It looks to stay on the small side the next few days.

Models shows the potential of a slight pick up for mid-week with the typical summer time SE trade wind swell. Wednesday and into the weekend looks like small waves to be found. 1-2 feet, maybe 3. Bigger North of the Cape.

Next update Tuesday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/06/2014 08:16 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

July 1, 2014
  Tuesday: 2-3 feet with choppy conditions
Tuesday: 2-3 feet.

NHC has named the storm off our coast this Tuesday morning. Arthur is the name.

It is predicted to become hurricane strength by Thursday and move North up the coast.

We should see swell from this system for the next few days. However, the virtual buoys are not showing much. It really is dependent on Arthur turning into a Hurricane and thus getting the stronger NE winds pointed at Central Florida.

Currently the stronger winds are pointed away from Florida but we should see some small swell the next couple of days with the potential of bigger surf later on in the week.

It depends on how strong the storm gets of course. Also, if the Hurricane hugs the coast too much we may not see those NE winds pointed back at us. So, lets hope it stays off the coast far enough to kick back a NE swell into the weekend.

We should see offshore winds as the storm moves North and that will probably happen on Wednesday. The local wind may be too strong however and blow the swell down. However, it should fill in later on in the week with Arthur becomming a hurricane and we get stronger NE winds off of the Carolinas. 3 day weekend! Hopefully we get to see bigger swell for it.

Check the reports the next few days as we are bound to be surfing!

I'm going to take a break from the forecast. Next update Saturday morning.

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Edited: 07/01/2014 at 08:59 AM by Central Floridave

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 07/01/2014 08:53 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 30, 2014
  Monday: 1-2 feet with West winds. Slight increase in size into the afternoon.
Monday: 1-2 feet with West winds.

Get a good visual before driving a distance on Monday. Buoys show small swell and the wind is blowing West this Monday morning. But it may be too small to be worth it.

We should see a pick up in the size Monday afternoon and into Tuesday. However, local wind is too difficult to predict. Probably NW to North for Monday/Tuesday.

We are watching a low pressure system off the coast of North Florida this week. NHC says it has a good chance of developing into mid-week.

Models show it staying weak for the next couple of days then by Wednesday and Thursday spin up near Jacksonville. Longer range models show it zipping North up the coast into next weekend.

With that said, the next few days is difficult to predict. With a low so close the swell forecast can change depending on strength and location.

Virtual buoys don't show much swell for this week, however, they may be counting on this storm not developing. Lets hope they are wrong and we see a bigger swell this week!

Next update Tuesday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/30/2014 04:06 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 29, 2014
  Next update Monday Morning.
We are sure to get some swell from this storm forming off the coast. We need surf!

Next update Monday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/29/2014 04:39 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

  NHC update 2pm Sunday
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EDT SUN JUN 29 2014

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Satellite wind data and surface observations indicate that the low
pressure system located about 230 miles east of St. Augustine,
Florida, is gradually becoming better defined as it moves slowly
southward to southwestward. Although upper-level winds are only
marginally favorable, a tropical depression could still form during
the next day or two. However, the system's proximity to dry air
could inhibit significant development until environmental conditions
become more conducive by late Tuesday while the low meanders
offshore of the Florida east coast. The Air Force Reserve
reconnaissance aircraft that was scheduled to investigate the
disturbance this afternoon has been canceled, and the flight has
been rescheduled for Monday morning, if necessary.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/29/2014 10:32 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

  Next update Sunday at 4pm.
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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/29/2014 09:11 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 28, 2014
  Next update Sunday morning
The blob off of South Carolina has me interested again in doing a surf forecast. But, I'll wait for Sunday morning data to do a forecast. Check NHC:

800 AM EDT SAT JUN 28 2014

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A weak low pressure system located just off the coast of South
Carolina is producing an area of disorganized showers and
thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to remain
conducive for gradual development of this system while
it drifts southward during the next few days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/28/2014 09:10 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 23, 2014
  Monday: flat.
Monday: flat.

No swells in the forecast.

Next update Wednesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/23/2014 05:06 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 20, 2014
  next update Saturday Night.
Not much swell showing. I'll take a better look at it Saturday night.

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Edited: 06/21/2014 at 08:24 AM by Central Floridave

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/20/2014 05:20 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 16, 2014
  Monday: small/flat
Monday: small/flat.

Not much of any swell out there.

No swells in the forecast.

Maybe a longboard wave mid-week but don't expect much of anything.

No tropical storms are forecast either.

Next update Wednesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/16/2014 04:55 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 14, 2014
  Weekend: small to flat
Small to flat. No major swell makers showing.

Check the reports for anything.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/14/2014 07:34 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 11, 2014
  Thursday: small to flat
Thursday: small to flat

Not much swell out there in the near or long term forecast.

Next update Friday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/11/2014 06:46 PM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 9, 2014
  Monday: small/flat
Monday: small/flat

Not much swell out there or in the long range forecast.

It may be longboardable at the small wave spots, but don't expect much.

Super long range forecast shows a tropical storm near Yucatan Late next week. But, nothing really to focus on yet.

Next update Wednesday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/09/2014 05:09 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 7, 2014
  Saturday: small/flat
Saturday: small/flat.

There may be a small rideable wave somewhere but basically small/flat conditions.

No swells are in the forecast for the upcoming week.

Next update Sunday night.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/07/2014 08:21 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

June 2, 2014
  Monday: Choppy wind swell
Monday: Choppy wind swell.

Wind is blowing pretty hard onshore this Monday morning. Expect it to be pretty choppy with some size.

We should see choppy rideable waves into mid-week. Local wind forecast calls for it to slow down some into Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. We should see it clean up when that happens.

Also, a long period NE swell should be in the mix Tue/Wed from a low pressure that spun up to the North of Bermuda over the weekend. This swell will probably be masked by the wind swell but we should see occasionally bigger sets.

Surf size has a downward trend after Wednesday but should stay rideable into Thursday/Friday.

Really long range models shows a possible tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico next week. Something to keep an eye on!

Next update Wednesday morning.

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    Posted By: David Reid @ 06/02/2014 05:11 AM     2ndlight.com Surf Forecast     Comments (0)  

May 31, 2014
  Saturday: Small to flat
Saturday: small to flat

Not much surf for Saturday. It may be rideable but don't expect much. Check the reports/cams and small wave spots for anything.

A low pressure system has formed off the New England Coast. Models keep it weak but it should provide enough NE wind fetch to send in a small NE swell by Tuesday/Wednesday.

Also, the local wind forecast calls for increased winds late Sunday afternoon. This should blow in a small onshore wind swell for early in the week. Monday should have some choppy rideable waves.

Then we see a small NE ground swell fill in on Tuesday along with wind swell. Local wind forecast calls for onshore winds for Tue/Wed. Thus, keeping it in choppy conditions.

Size is difficult to guess but it probably will be on the small side. But, rideable waves in June? I feel lucky we are getting rideable waves in June!

Long range forecast puts a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico late next week. Possible tropical storm hitting the panhandle next weekend.

Sunday is June 1st. First official day of Hurricane Season.

Next update Sunday night.

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