This hurricane season we were fortunate to get some fun surf without the nasty weather. Gonzalo started showing some swell on Thursday October 16th. It was nice because the breeze was off shore and conditions were clean. There were a lot of guys out but, there were plenty of waves for everyone.
The water was still warm (78 degress) and it was sunny. This is the time of year when there are a lot of fish migrating so, there was a lot of marine activity. The dolphins were having a good time and getting their fill from what I could see. This might be the last hurricane of the season and everyone was taking advantage of it.
Friday was suppose to have been the best day. I couldn't surf that day because I had to attend to family business. That didn't set well but, oh well sometime family has to come first. The last good day was Saturday. I was able to paddle out for a late afternoon session. It wasn't crowded except for some kids. It turns out that most of the guys were surfed out from the day before.
Gonzalo was a lot of fun. It'd be great if we could have another hurricane come our way. Probably the next swell will be from the north and bring the cold wind and water. Here are some of the locals having fun here in Ormond by the Sea. Hurricane Gonzalo