Archives for February 2012

SFA Pro-Am Surf Competition April 1

Calling all competitive surfers! Join us for the first ever Surfers For Autism Pro-Am Surf Competition presented by Island Water Sports. We’ll be hitting the beach on Sunday, April 1, 2012 south side of the Deerfield Beach Pier. Over $5,000 purse. Proceeds benefit Surfers For Autism

Wednesday Morning

Pretty much flat this morning in Pompano. The forecast has it looking the same for the rest of the week. We might get a few longboard sessions over the next few days but I doubt we’ll get much more than that. Maybe we’ll have a little more action next Monday as the next front pushes thru.


Pompano Beach, Port Everglades, Haulover, Government Cut to Ocean Reef

At this time sailfish, kingfish, bonitos, wahoo and a few dolphins continue to be caught in depths from 80 feet out to 200 feet of water from Deerfield Beach south to Ocean Reef. Anglers fishing large live threadfin herring, pilchards and goggle eye jacks from a kite have had periodic action through the day in these depths. Best areas to concentrate your efforts have been over areas that have artificial wrecks, just outside the outer reefs and along color changes and current rips.

With a mid-week full moon, there is still a chance that some wahoo will be biting during tide changes and early in the morning. High speed trolling along the depths mentioned earlier with wahoo feathers for an hour or two might be worth a try. Strong winds have kept many swordfish anglers from giving it a shot. Bottom fishermen continue to do well on an assortment of jacks and quite a few large groupers that have to be released. Live pinfish fished on stout tackle is your best bet when targeting the wrecks. Mutton and yellowtail snapper fishing has been good both day and night on the natural reefs and ledges. Tarpon fishing has been good both day and night along the ocean shorelines and at the inlets. Large live shrimp has been the top baits for the tarpon. Snook are feeding on live shrimp, jigs and live pilchards along the rocky shorelines and pilings in and around the ocean inlets.



Knee to waist high leftovers in Palm Beach this morning. Winds are on it now but there’s still some longboardable waves to be had.

Sunday Morning

Waist to chest high this morning in Pompano. The winds are sideshore, offshore and look to stay that way for the rest of today. GO SURF!!!

More photos:

Sunday Feb 12 GO surf

Waist to Chest, wind is NNW. Get it early.

Saturday Morning

Glassy flat and overcast this morning in Broward County.

Forecast still looks good for tomorrow. Upcoast buoys are already looking good. We should have a nice swell with offshore winds tomorrow. It’s about time!

Here’s some shots from yesterday morning in Pompano.

Ben Hicks and the boys are in Nica getting some sick waves.Check it here!







Nicaragua, scoring in the first two hours after landing…

Day 1

Hit the road on day 1 right into the water and were greeted with head high offshore waves all by ourselves!  We got exactly what the forecast was calling on a quick last minute trip, which hardly ever happens!  Cheyne and Brian flew in two hours before us and waited while Tanner, Matt and I flew in on the next flight.  Our driver got us to the break safely which is a nice way of saying he drove so slow even I was annoyed.  But we got there and rushed out to get wet.  Here are some shots from day one, leaving out the good ones for mags of course!  Tanner got the shot of the day but its not in here.  Enjoy!

– Ben


Ben Hicks


Kulcha Shok & Eatshot Present Katchafire March 22

Thursday March 22 Kulcha Shok Muzik & Earshot Entertainment presents for the first time ever in Florida Katchafire from New Zealand, Jahfe & Roots Shakedown. The Stage 170 NE 38th St Miami doors 10pm $15 in advance/$20 @ door…for tickets click this link


Friday Morning

Waist to chest high wind chop. Tides a little too high at most of the spots I checked in Pompano and Deerfield but it’s still plenty rideable and has the potential of getting good later today.

Winds are forecasted to go offshore tomorrow and a NE swell is supposed to fill in on Sunday. Hopefully the winds will still be offshore Sunday Morning.