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Currently, it's 6:16 pm Fri Jan 30 2015 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast crsurf

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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Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 11-1-2014 (Courtesy of ThankYouSurfing.com)

Florida Forecast(Miami Beach to North Palm Beach County)

There’s a little north swell showing in South Florida with the far reaches of the state seeing a trace to barely rideable wave. Winds are light and west for now, but watch for those winds to become more strong and northerly later in the day and into the evening. By dark, we’ll really feel cold air advancing and temptures will plummet in to the 40’s and 50’s. Winds will be NW and strong in to Sunday before turning north and then northeast. Florida will see a period of strong NE winds after the frontal passage and the low departs off the Carolinas with a high pressure setting up in its place. So, waves and more waves. Maybe not the cleanest, but there’ll be surf.

Saturday: Trace north swell with sets in the rideable range for stand-out spots with West winds. Conditions change rapidly as the next front washes through the state accompanied with strong NW winds. Dropping temperatures and building swell overnight. Keep watching the buoys for swell in the 8 second range out of the north.

Sunday: I want to say that the swell will arrive at dawn with NW winds, but given the current conditions at upcoast buoys, I think the swell might show later in the morning. Possible “bounce or refracto” swell earlier, but the bulk the North swell should arrive midday. With any luck the wind will keep a westerly component for a few hours with swell. Best winds south, bigger swell north. Here’s aneat visualization for winds. 

Monday: Leftover cold front swell being reinforced with NE winds. Onshore, but still waves.

Tuesday: Heavy onshores with building windchop and the wind trending more to the east.

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Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 10-15-2014 (Courtesy of ThankYouSurfing.com)

Florida Forecast(North of Treasure Coast)

Gonzalo swell is set to start pinging buoys tomorrow late-morning in to the afternoon hours. Look for small swell in the 14 second range on the Canaveral East Buoy first, then on the Canaveral Nearshore Buoy about 3 hours later. There will also be a bit of old windswell showing on the buoys at about 2 foot at 9 seconds, so it may be hard for the buoys to pick it up the new swell. Look for Gonzalo’s swell to fill in quickly overnight in to Friday morning with the buoys hitting a peak of about 5 feet at 13 seconds from the ESE late in the night. The swell will continue through the weekend slowly diminishing in size and picking up a more northerly tilt allowing the swell to filter down the coast a bit.

Thursday: Small to very small through midday and then a constant increase through the late evening as the Gonzalo swell starts showing. If the swell shows up on time, it could be in the chest to head high range in the evening. Winds look good if it happens.

Friday: Peak of the Gonzalo swell. Head high to Overhead with NW winds. It’s a groundswell, but not an extremely large or long period swell so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a spot that’s working. Looks like a good day to search and score in Central Florida!

Saturday: Surf in chest to head high range in the morning fading through the day. Winds are forecast to be light/offshore and then light onshore late. Fun sized surf for much of the upcoast spots with good winds.

Sunday: Gonazalo’s leftovers will make for a nice little Sunday with the right attitude and equipment. I wouldn’t doubt some waves in the shoulder high range early if you can sniff out the right spot and set, otherwise about waist high. Again, nice light/offshores early followed by light Northeasts.

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 483 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 8291 hours old
Fri 30 Jan 15 05:00 pm
Fri 30 Jan 15 05:00 pm
Fri 30 Jan 15 05:00 pm
Fri 30 Jan 15 05:00 pm
Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 483 hours old
Wind ----N (350)
@ 15.7 kt
NW (320)
@ 21.6 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
NW (310)
@ 8 kt
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Atmp/SST ----64 F/68.2 F67.6 F/73.4 Fn/a F/70.9 F71.8 F/74.8 F----
Significant Waves --------2.3 ft @ 10 sec------
Wind Waves ----2.3 ft @ 3.8 sec6.9 ft @ 5.9 sec2 ft @ 9.9 sec------
Swell ----2 ft @ 10 sec1.6 ft @ 11.4 sec1 ft @ 10.5 sec------
from: 254 pm est fri jan 30 2015
...small craft advisory in effect from 1 am est saturday through saturday evening...
Synopsis: ....a cold front will move across the south florida waters this evening with high pressure building behind the front. the high pressure will then rapidly shift east into the atlantic over the weekend with the wind veering to the northeast on saturday and southeast on sunday. there will also be a brief increase in the wind speed late tonight and saturday, especially over the atlantic waters. low pressure will develop over the northern gulf of mexico around the middle of next week for an increased chance of showers on the local waters. .gulf stream hazards...seas will build to 7 feet late tonight and saturday...with 6 feet saturday night and sunday. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of jan 30, 2015 at 1200 utc... 5 nautical miles south southeast of fowey rocks. 8 nautical miles east of port everglades. 6 nautical miles east of lake worth. 8 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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windnorth 5 to 10 knotsnorth northeast 15 to 20 knotsnortheast 15 to 20 knotseast around 15 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 4 ft 3 to 5 ft 3 to 5 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
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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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