Jetty Surf Forecast for the Week of Jan 11
Surfline, Swellinfo, Magicseaweed etc are good for general surf forecasting, what our Jetty Surf Forecast gives you is indepth knowledge for this local area. How the tides affect the surf locally, what the water conditions are, what the sandbars are doing, what the real water temp and feel is and when has been the better times to go out. Information that the general forecast sites have no way of knowing.
Weekly surf report: And the fronts keep on coming. I’ve read the NWS say el nino is good for surf and its bad and I’ve heard la nina is bad for surf and its good. We’re in a la nina weather pattern and its been good thus far. Heard predicted it could slow down surf for us for a few months but thats what they’ve been saying all year. Hope not. La Nina represents periods of below average sea surface temperatures across the east-central Equator area in the Pacific.
Thursday Update: We’ve seen forecasted 30mph steady wind pointed at us from the north north east gulf for like 14 hours. Thats enough to bring us some fun size surf building for the jetty to the Gulf head set Saturday and clean chest high leftovers Sunday. Water temp is 62 and will probably get colder, plus the devil wind Saturday it gonna be cold. Get another wetsuit and booties at the Compound to stay warm. We’ve had no red tide here thankfully but its been bad in Naples. With all the north with it should stay south of us. Get ready
Saturday: Gonna be up all day but building to the head high range in the afternoon. When it gets bigger the artificial reefs on the outside tend to weaken the inside break, making it smaller. Maybe surf way down the beach or another spot for max size. Low tide at 9am, high at 3:30pm. Might be able to catch the longest rides on the right wave on a long board from the outside if it connects. Probably go straight, right, left straight again all on the same wave. Hopefully some thick ramps on the inside
Saturday Update: Forecast pretty much stays the same for Saturday. Awful west north west wind but there will be fun rides for sure. Best time for the tide is noon to 3pm but the wind is wild. Sometimes it gets fun before dark. We’ll see
Sunday: Clean chest waves fading through the day. Just about everywhere on the gulf will be good. The jetty will be super packed, maybe look for another spot if you don’t want to get frustrated. We all like complaining but there will be alot of complaining about the crowd, people not knowing the rules of surfing, people not knowing how to surf, harsh words, the dinging of old boards, the dinging of new boards, the getting ran over, the running over of people etc on Sunday at the jetty. If you like that kind of stuff come to the jetty on Sunday! haha
Gulf side weekly surf guide below
Monday: No waves
Tuesday: Building to waist sets at SJ
Wednesday: Thigh leftovers at SJ
Sat: Fun South Jetty Gulf Head plus sets???
Sun: Maybe a Gulf chest set leftover early at South Jetty
*Prepare accordingly and forecast *subject to change
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