7:05 am: Yesterdays swell is still hanging in there this morning. The waves are about 1 to 2 feet. It’s semi-glassy with light offshore SW winds early. See the wind data from the St. Augustine Pier. . On the East Canaveral Buoy to the south, the ground swell measurement is 4.6 feet at 10 seconds . Grays Reef buoy to the north is 1.0 feet at 9.1 seconds. You can see early morning photos and video on the SS You Tube Cam page. Pics Coming soon.
7:45 am: Early morning photos are up in box #1 and yes there are some glassy waves to be had. Fall is great isn’t it? Some lefts and rights with the lefts a little longer than the rights. The swell offshore is very much north with the East Canaveral Buoy showing the angel as NNE.
12:30 pm: The surf is still on the decline, but there are still a couple waves out there. Right now it is about thigh high with the occasional waist high set. It is crumbling on the outside and too shallow on the inside, but with the tide dropping out it should break a little better on the far bar. The wind is light ESE at 7 knots putting a slight bump on the surface, but it is still semi clean. Keep an eye on it as we might get a little push with the incoming tide this evening as well. Pics coming soon…
3:15 pm: The wind has picked up onshore so it’s choppier now. Not looking as good as early this morning as the swell continues to drop. Knee to thigh high is all I am seeing with bump on top…
4:20 pm: The surf is looking worse. Choppier and smaller. Cloudy skies at the beach…
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When the swell angle is hard north, swells go by us here in St. Augustine, and the waves will be larger south of here. An hour or so in traveling and you will find surf up to double the size than it is here.