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Currently, it's 6:01 pm Sat Mar 28 2015 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 2-17-2015 (Courtesy ThankYouSurfing.com)

Florida Forecast(South Florida)

Winds come up out of the NW on Tuesday night way upcoast starting the building of swell. Winds will stay in the 15-25kt range out of the NW until veering more NE on Friday. Swell being generated for South Florida. Look for the swell to arrive late Wednesday and build through Friday. Easterly windswell for the weekend.

Wednesday: Flat in the morning, building to a trace by mid-day. Possibly a small rideable bump by dark. Winds NW and strong.

Thursday: Probably not much more than waist high in the morning, but building. Could get up in to the chest+ range by evening. Winds NNW and strong.

Friday: Chest to Shoulder+ with strong N going NE winds. Pay attention to the wind forecast, as we could see better conditions than currently forecast.

Saturday: Easterly windswell in the thigh to waist high range.

Sunday: Fading easterly windswell. Knee high+

(More info available on ThankYouSurfing.com

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 2-9-2015 (Courtesy ThankYouSurfing.com)

Florida Forecast

(UPDATE BELOW IN BOLD) 

The forecast for this week is pretty tricky due to the number of features impacting our area. Tuesday, watch for increasing North swell. The buoys upcoast should start picking up energy all day and through the evening peaking in very early Wednesday morning at nearly 8 feet at 8 seconds from almost straight north. The incoming swell then will start to turn more NE’ly and the period will increase to about 12 seconds as the low’s ground swell begins arriving. This longer period energy will top out in the 8-10 foot range on Thursday afternoon and slowly fade in to the weekend. The next cold front arrives right around the time the ground swell starts to peak, with a North windswell growing in it’s wake. This next hard-tilt North swell will hit at about 8 feet at 8-9 seconds, making it potentially better than the one earlier in the week. All in all, a lot of waves, with a great chance of seeing waves way down in to Broward and Miami-Dade. Palm Beach north will be biggest, especially during the NE ground swell.

Tuesday: Flat to perhaps a small bump arriving before dark.

Wednesday: Looks good for increasing swell all day. Up to head high at stand out spots with offshore/side-offshore winds.

Thursday: Palm Beach County sees solid groundswell in the shoulder to overhead range with offshore winds. Broward and Palm Beach might see some of this action, though the direction looks more NE than N. The last time this set up occurred, the swell made it all the way down south. ***UPDATE 2/12/2015*** Swell has made it all the way down south. Broward and Dade seeing solid surf. Palm Beach solid overhead. The forecast was way under-called. East Canaveral Buoy topped out at 19' at 14 seconds!

Friday: Reinforcing shot of North swell gets filtered all the way down south, while Palm Beach and north sees a combo swell of NE and N swell. Up to head high down south, but bigger in PBC. Winds looks offshore/side-offshore again.***UPDATE 2/12/2015*** North swell not looking as big as initially forecast

Saturday: Very small down south, but still some nice leftovers in PBC. Up to shoulder high+ and fading.

Sunday: If the models prove correct, another bigger North swell to start building. Seriously? I hope so.

*NOTE* This forecast is subject to the timing/strength of the fronts. Things may slide a little bit back and trend bigger/smaller as we move from forecast to actual. That being said, looks like a good week to be a surfer in South Florida.

More info available on ThankYouSurfing 

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 1850 hours old
Spot st. augustine
(41012)
canaveral
(41009)
canaveral east
(41010)
ft. pierce
(41114)
lake worth
(lkwf1)
fowey rocks
(fwyf1)
Time
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 9658 hours old
Sat 28 Mar 15 05:00 pm
Sat 28 Mar 15 05:00 pm
Sat 28 Mar 15 05:00 pm
Sat 28 Mar 15 05:00 pm
Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 1850 hours old
Wind ----n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
NW (300)
@ 15.7 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
NW (320)
@ 9 kt
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Atmp/SST ----59.7 F/71.2 F63.5 F/75.9 Fn/a F/75.6 F68.2 F/75.7 F----
Significant Waves --------3.3 ft @ 9 sec------
Wind Waves ----1.3 ft @ 3.7 sec4.9 ft @ 5.6 sec3.3 ft @ 9.1 sec------
Swell ----3.6 ft @ 5.6 sec4.6 ft @ 7.7 sec0.7 ft @ 10.5 sec------
from: 412 pm edt sat mar 28 2015
...small craft advisory in effect until 8 pm edt this evening...
Synopsis: ....high pressure will slowly build over the area. until it is strong enough, the wind will continue to be breezy out of the north to northwest. winds are expected to relax some by tomorrow morning and begin to swing to the northeast. by monday, the wind will be northeast and much lighter than this weekend. seas will begin to subside tonight. however, with the gusty wind and still rough seas, small craft should continue to exercise caution through the weekend across both the gulf and atlantic waters. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of mar 27, 2015 at 1200 utc... 11 nautical miles east southeast of fowey rocks. 12 nautical miles east of port everglades. 5 nautical miles east of lake worth. 8 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( tonight sunday sunday night monday
windnorth 10 to 15 knotsnorth northeast 15 to 20 knotsnortheast 10 to 15 knotsnortheast 15 to 20 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 5 to 7 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
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Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Saturday March 28, 2015 05:15 pm
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
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Tides

Miami Tides
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