Currently, it's 9:24 am Fri Mar 7 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida
Forecast from bradswellsPosted January 10th, 2014 05:56 PM
After a lackluster end of 2013, this year started with some more activity. We've had a couple of fronts with some swell hitting down in SoBe. There's a lot of frothing, but it hasn't really done it's thing. Upcoast enjoyed some good swell last Sunday/Monday with favorable winds.
Right now, there's a little bit of Southeast wind creating some windswell. It's up to about thigh-high. It should blow out of the South tomorrow, so there could be a little wave at the right tide.
Upcoast has an easterly windswell of 7 feet at 8 or 9 seconds, so we're looking for a cleanup- maybe late Saturday and then turning NW with a front on Sunday. If you time it right, it'll could get pretty good. Not huge, but waist to chest+ high. Biggest on Saturday.
Further out, chance for a bounce/refracto swells Wed/Thurs of next week.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted January 2nd, 2014 06:08 PM
Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
We've got some waves on the way.
A strong cold front passes through S. Fla tonight, Winds out of the north will pick up and be briisk during the day on Friday. Waves should build in to the afternoon, and in to Saturday. Looks like there's some swell in this one, though the winds look to be sideshore, from the north turning more to the ESE during the weekend. There's a lot of movement in the winds on this front, so there could be some more favorable conditions than forecast. Keep an eye out.
Another front approaches Sunday in to Monday. Winds will clock offshore as the front approaches from SW to NW and eventually to N again by Monday night. There's a nice little NE groundswell forecast to hit the area as the winds turn. Should be pretty good to be upcoast as that front turns the winds directly in to the oncoming 12 second groundswell - if that low performs as forecast. Watch the buoys and the fronts to score upcoast as the wind switches.
We could get some swell with the next front next Tuesday or so, too.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted December 17th, 2013 01:53 PM
Another week of relatively weak conditions.
A cold front came through and cooled things down, but didn't provide much in the way of swell. A small trace is showing, but it isn't anything really that rideable down this way. Look for winds to pick up a bit out of the north, then clock to a southeast direction by the weekend. Wind is forecast to stay in the barely-making-waves range, but I imagine we'll see some tide/wind conditions line up to make a few fun ones.
Longer range, this pattern looks to pretty much hold until next year. Enjoy the holidays!
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.