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Forecast from bradswellsPosted December 9th, 2013 02:40 PM
The last week had a few periods of rideable waves when the wind came up and coincided with the right tide. I saw some waves get to about waist high, but it was really unrideable most of the week. This upcoming week is looking a little bit better, but still pretty weak overall. Look for winds to increase as a front nears South Florida midweek, then dissipate. High pressure builds in from the north, along with increased winds. I'm guessing we'll see the biggest of it on Saturday. Something like thigh to stomach high, unless the winds blow harder than forecast.
Upcoast looks to be pretty fun in the waist to chest range with lighter winds ahead of the front. It'll be bigger and sloppy up there once the winds start cranking, on Thursday.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted December 5th, 2013 09:34 AM
After a few weeks of rideable surf, we've hit a flat spell. Nothing on the horizon until late in to the weekend/early next week when SE winds are forecast to increase ahead of our next front. That front should be in North Florida sometime around next Thursday. Basically, we're in a period of stable, nice weather. No surf for now. Well... ok, maybe a rideable bump at the right tides if/when the winds blowing a bit.
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Forecast from bradswellsPosted November 24th, 2013 09:56 AM
Quick update for the forecast...
Light winds this morning will give way to very strong N, turning Ne winds this afternoon and evening. Monday should have some solid chop with maybe some underlying swell. As we head towards Tuesday, winds will clock more southerly, but maintain 20+. Looks good for a south windswell.
So, maybe some swell will filter down ahead of the winds Sunday, otherwise look for chop to build today and tomorrow. Later, winds go East, then ESE, eventually making it to south sometime Tuesday/ Weds. Waves should be around a bit.
Looking at a cleanup Upcoast on Weds, and then another cold front for Tgiving weekend.
Tons of waves...not much clean swell.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted November 21st, 2013 11:21 AM
Conditions haven't been stellar in SoBe for the last couple of weeks, but we've had some ridable surf every few days. Yesterday afternoon even saw a brief period of glassy groundswell, albeit filled with big moon jellyfish. Sets were mostly in the thigh-high range, with a few sets pushing waist+. Flat by morning.
That last little swell was the product of a cold front that is currently stalled upcoast. Winds are hard east up above around Port St Lucie, and much lighter as you head south. That dividing line in the wind created some great conditions for the little swell that filtered south ahead of the front, from Palm Beaches down to SoBe.
Look for winds to come up a bit outta the east tonight and in to Friday. This will likely push us back in the rideable range, then dying out in to Saturday.
On Sunday, a strong cold front will start making its way south in to our area. Look for the front to pass on Monday, with increasing winds and waves. We could see a little swell from this front similar to the last, maybe on Sunday. Eventually as the front passes, winds turn NE and increase. Monday in to Tuesday should be some solid chop, in the waist to chest range.
Upcoast will be dealing with similar wind conditions, but with more swell under the chop. This Saturday could be fun with a leftover swell and dying winds ahead of the next front. Probably solid chest high to start the day...