Why did JSR make a South Florida Surf Report for Jupiter Inlet and Juno Pier?
Several South Florida Surf Reports are automatically created from NOAA buoy data, for us in Jupiter, it’s the Cape Canaveral and Lake Worth buoys. There is nothing wrong with apps and websites that collect the data, make an average, and display this information, because we use their info too (and have for a loooong time), but there are some problems with the system due to our unique position (palm beach area jets out pretty far, about 30 miles more east than Cape Canaveral) which provides us sometimes with a stronger swell…imagine a rock thrown into a still pond, the ripples closest to the source are going to be larger, same rules apply when a storm is off coast. There are several buoys to gather information from, the closest to Jupiter is the Lake Worth buoy and if you know your geography that is south, basically blocked by the Bahamas. Though buoys are a great resource and the reports that reform the data provide a great starting point, it never beats going and seeing the surf for yourself. Jupiter Surf Report (“JSR”) is the closest thing to actually going, with a daily gallery of surf photos at the Juno Pier and Jupiter Inlet. Our gallery posts are accompanied by a brief report about wave height, best “weapon of choice”, current conditions, and number of surfers. With this information provided on the best and worst of days by people and surfers that bring the human element to surf reporting, our visitors and followers will have the best and most consistent surf report resource in Palm Beach County.