Here comes the cold front I mentioned in the last Surf’s Up Surf Report while we were getting that little swell with warming weather. The water is getting really comfortable, especially with these steamy air temperatures. Thursday evening the winds may bring up some swell from the southwest; it looks like around 15 knot winds or less for most of the day. Overnight the winds increase to a westerly direction, the best wind direction we could ask for. A long west fetch should make Friday morning fun with air and water in the low 70s. The tide comes in from 6:30am until 12:30pm on Friday morning, and so that looks to me like the best time to surf. Behind this Thursday/Friday front, into the immediate future, the warming trend will continue.
Note: The exact arrival of the cold front could change to an earlier or later arrival.
The water temperature was down in the low, mid, and upper fifties for weeks. We recently jumped back above that 60 degree mark, and it’s safe to say we’re in a warming trend. The water could rise into the upper 60s in the coming weeks nearing 70 degrees if another significant cold front doesn’t come sweeping across the gulf. The water temperature got up to 63°F today! We’ll be comfortably wearing springsuits before you know it.
Watch it rise:
Clearwater Beach Station