Where do you draw the line surf launching? - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Kayak Forum > Kayak Forum

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Salt Lines
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-20-2017, 11:35 AM   #1
Grateful Angler
Snapper
 
HappyHourHero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 472
Default Where do you draw the line surf launching?

What wave height do you make the decision to stay home in? If you are watching the forecast all week what is the limit for you?

I am either hitting the pier or going out on Sat am. Forecast is 1-2 feet surf and I usually dont go out if its much over 1. But i really dont want to go to the pier.
__________________
-Zack
HappyHourHero is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-20-2017, 11:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 231
Default

My metrics are:
Surf (waves by the beach) less than 3 feet, even 2 to three feet discourages me sometimes.
Swell less than three feet. Also, swell period (the time between waves) should be at least two to three times wave height. So if you have 2 foot waves you want a wave period of at least 5-6 seconds.

I also want wind speeds under 10mph, but I've noticed that forecasts of this can be way off and its usually calm in the morning for a few hours

http://magicseaweed.com/Panama-City-...f-Report/1259/
just add water likes this.
Salt Lines is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2017, 08:07 PM   #3
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 98
Default

1-2 is generally pretty good, but period between waves is pretty significant to consider as it the general weather forecast. May depend on your boat and how stable and also your preference or discomfort. 1-2 would not likely discourage me unless the rest of the weather was complete crap. Go out and look at the water when the time comes, you will know. If you see a lot of white caps, nasty chop, or big swells....don't go.
choppinlow is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.