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It's a constant cycle really. Before a cold front, expect winds to go west before going north when the front hits. Maybe a lull in winds after a day or two, then going strong east to southeast. Repeat as the next frontal system approaches. It's what we learn before crossing to the Bahamas.

Take a looks at winds for the Florida coast for the next 7 days - http://passageweather.com/

Have fun, and welcome to SailNet.

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Don't forget tides and currents. I don't recall which bridge it was, but the tide was against us and we barely made it through (say less than 1/2 knot boatspeed). Was somewhere south of Jacksonville. Anyplace that narrows up, the tides can really help or hurt you. It's kind of hard to plan around the currents if travelling the ICW. You need to make a certain number of miles during the daylight, so leave early. But those tides and currents can sure muck up your plans.

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