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Currently, it's 2:04 am Thu Dec 18 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Surf Galleries from the last swell

Here are some great shots by my friend Oscar Socarras from South Beach - http://www.osocarras.com/sobe12914#h2800fc97

Who else has the goods?

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 12-08-2014 (Courtesy of ThankYouSurfing.com)

Florida Forecast

Look for rapidly building swell on Tuesday accompanied with increasing winds out of the North-Northwest. The speed and direction of the wind will be dependent on how quickly the trough advances, but there’s a good chance for a good window of surf before the winds really get going. Winds go more NW on Wednesday and begin to lighten. Thursday winds look even better with a more Westerly direction and super light all day. Swell peaks Tuesday afternoon and has some serious staying power, with a gradual decrease through the workweek.

Tuesday: Starts out with head+ high surf, and quickly builds through the day to well-overhead and maybe even double overhead at top spots in Northern Palm Beach County and further North. Most spots will be out of control and closing out with the exception of marquis waves. Winds are forecast to have a good amount of North and be gusting to near 20kts. Side-shore and big for most of the day. Broward and Miami-Dade might see some energy, but much, much smaller (and maybe better winds). If you are in doubt, don’t paddle out.

Wednesday: Solid NE groundswell with NW winds. Find your favorite “big wave” spot and bring a step-up. Could be a pretty classic day for South Florida at the right spots. Swell in the head to overhead+ range fading through the day. Maybe some refracto stuff further south.

Thursday: Swell continues to fade, but should still be plenty of energy to get head+ high waves at the best spots all day. Winds look really good, too. A good day to spread out the crowd and find your own sandbar.

Friday: Still some swell in the waist to chest range, maybe even better at better spots in Central Florida. Winds still should be nice and offshore.

Saturday: Yup, still some waves- especially in Central Florida. Waist high or so. Winds shouldn’t be too bad in the early hours, but will come up out of the North.

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Miami Surf Forecast for this week

Nada until late Monday when offshores from the NW clean up some minor NNE swell (1.9 feet with a 10 second period). This gives the 305 some knee to waist high clean surf for Tuesday, which has continued NW winds around 10-15mph. There may even be a few chest high peaks late Tuesday as the winds pick up. Wednesday and Thursday are less consistent with more knee to thigh high surf and better offshore winds - fun for a longboard or SUP. Or in Mario's case, some decent kiteboarding. Expect wave size to be a foot bigger in WPB and north, but winds will be more sideshore.

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 11-14-2014 (Courtesy of ThankYouSurfing.com)

A low off the Mid-Atlantic interacting with a High Pressure advancing Northeast will set up a nice gradient of North to Northeast winds targeting the Florida coast. It's not a major storm, so we're not expecting huge numbers- but it should get in to the fun-sized range this weekend. Winds may not entirely cooperate, but we may see some decent-good conditions at upcoast spots.

A weak cold front has made it's way through Florida with a northerly flow filling in it's wake. Look for winds to be Northeast in the 10-15mph range, and keep a northerly tilt through Saturday before slacking overnight. Eventually we settle in to a calm ESE flow on Sunday before another stronger front approaches Monday-Tuesday. Pretty good chance we'll see something on that front, maybe even down south.

For this swell, we're looking at a good set up for Florida. It's a shorter period swell, only about 8 seconds or so. That'll set us up for lots of peaky short-interval waves. It looks to peak on Saturday night or Sunday Morning in the 6' range out of the ENE. There's a good amount of NE energy in that ENE, so I wouldn't doubt that some of the Palm Beaches pick some of this swell up.

 

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Recent Observations
from: Wed 17 Dec 14 06:00 pm
Observation is 8 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 7243 hours old
Thu 18 Dec 14 01:00 am
Thu 18 Dec 14 01:00 am
Thu 18 Dec 14 01:00 am
Thu 18 Dec 14 01:00 am
Wed 17 Dec 14 06:00 pm
Observation is 8 hours old
Wind ----W (260)
@ 7.8 kt
W (280)
@ 7.8 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
W (260)
@ 4.1 kt
SE (120)
@ 5.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----66.7 F/75.9 F69.4 F/76.1 Fn/a F/75.9 F67.3 F/76.3 F74.5 F/77 F
Significant Waves --------1.6 ft @ 11 sec----
Wind Waves ----0.7 ft @ 3.8 sec1.3 ft @ 3.6 sec1.3 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----1.3 ft @ 5.6 sec2.3 ft @ 10 sec0.7 ft @ 11.1 sec----
from: 1000 pm est wed dec 17 2014
Synopsis: ....high pressure will prevail over the south florida local waters through friday with light winds. low pressure will develop over the northern gulf of mexico on friday and into the weekend with a slightly tighter pressure gradient across south florida possible by the end of the weekend. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of dec 17, 2014 at 1200 utc... 5 nautical miles south southeast of fowey rocks. 6 nautical miles east northeast of port everglades. 6 nautical miles east northeast of lake worth. 8 nautical miles north northeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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windeast around 5 knotssoutheast around 5 knotsnortheast around 5 knotseast northeast 5 to 10 knots
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Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Thursday December 18, 2014 01:34 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Thursday December 18, 2014 01:14 am
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
created: Wednesday June 18, 2014 01:10 pm
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
created: Wednesday June 18, 2014 01:11 pm
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Tides

Miami Tides
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