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Old 04-03-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Launched in the gulf for the first time last weekend with flat conditions, piece of cake. My question is what do you guys consider to rough? I understand this can vary from person to person. What conditions are you guys looking for as far as wind and swell? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:25 PM   #2
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If you look at the surf before launching and it looks scary...it's probably a good idea to switch gears and go inshore fishing. Everybody has a different definition of "scary", so just be smart.

If it's a 10mph wind forecast or greater, I avoid the gulf.
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just remember the hardest part is getting past the waves on the shore!
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:52 PM   #4
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my new moto goes along with what yakaveli said , anything above 10mph no ty
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #5
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my new moto goes along with what yakaveli said , anything above 10mph no ty
LOL, that's after lessoned learned isn't it oke: Sorry, couldn't resist! Looks like a rough weekend ahead!
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:14 PM   #6
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Try this site for a 'good read' on the swells/waves and wind. Note that with a North wind of 15mph it's FLAT on the beach but ass pain getting back in.

http://www.swellinfo.com/surf-forecast/destin-florida

Also watch for winds to pick up and remain high from the South with a flat launch at 0530 it can be 3' at 1400 that afternoon...

This is just about the limit of 'scary' for me launching -


Safety - and start little - build up to those 2-3' swells.

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Old 04-03-2015, 01:16 PM   #7
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Don't seem like you get to much time on the water if yiu don't got if the wind is over 10. Last weekend was 10mph north wind and I covered about 6 miles all together with not much of a problem.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:18 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info and input. This is what I was look for, multiple opinions.
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little different when you're on the water for 13hours peddling over 14miles lol
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Here is the near shore wave & wind forecast outside Pensacola pass for the week ahead.
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