Report: Well, unfortunately the inclement weather earlier this week did not kick up any swell (was kind of a hail-mary/wishful thinking anyway), leaving great weather with prime offshore winds, but nada swell, in its wake.
Prediction: While the numbers on the models are showing a little up-tick in background swell, conditions are looking pretty mellow through the next 48 hours or so, which is unfortunate because favorable offshore winds look to dominate the period as well. Keep your fingers crossed that we see at least longboardable conditions materialize (hey, any improvement over the current unridable conditions would be welcome), but anticipate the worst.
Extended Forecast: While TS Debby has been downgraded to TD status, her current projected path takes her across the state of FL and ejecting somewhere in the NFL/GA region and moving northeastward into the Atlantic. While not looking like a true “hurricane swell” generator, from the current vantage point it looks like we should see some SE swell build the latter half of Friday into the weekend. At the moment winds look favorable, with high pressure supplying a mixed bag of offshore/side-offshore winds, bearing in mind that as the days heat up, we could be the unfortunate recipients of localized warm-weather-induced SE windshifts. More details to follow in a late-work-week update.