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Currently, it's 1:03 pm Thu Jul 24 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Open Thread Tj

SURFRIDER MTG - THURSDAY SEPT. 27TH - 7PM @ MB BOTANICAL GARDEN

Well it was a great run of fun surf, especially for summer and no hurricane in our swell window.  Only bummer was seeing that my homebreak in mid-beach is pretty f'd up from all the sand they've been dumping. I feel like I've lost a friend.  

The Surfrider tribe is all over fighting this junk and doing good things for our waves and beaches.  Surfrider tribe gatherings are always a cool vibe, always pizza and drinks served, always the last Thursday of every month, 7pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

Forecast Tj

Will there be waves on Friday?

UPDATE: Well it's been a nice run but the 11sec period waves on the inner canaveral bouy are gone and honestly I can't remember the last time we got 4 days of waves.  Talked to folks (Abe, my man!) that got 7 seshs in on this swell.  Fingers crossed that we got something in the AM.

Seems the little sneeker swell from yesterday continues. Nothing to get excited about just some thigh high peelers with an occasional waister if you give it time. I reccomend a longboard for the fun factor.

Seems the system went down this AM, hopefully the bugs are worked out.

BTW - Upcoast is looking good, though the onshores have set in.

Open Thread Tj

IMPORTANT Mtg Tuesday Night, Sept. 18th -PROPOSED BEACH PROJECTS TO AFFECT BROWARD SURF BREAKS

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Hey All, wanted to give a heads up that Broward Surfrider will have Steve Higgins, the Broward Director of Beach Management Projects, speaking at their monthly meeting. Broward is considering several projects that will affect surfbreaks from Port Everglades north to Deerfield. That means, Fort Lauderdale, 2nd Street, Silver Thatch, Tresspass, Commercial and Pompano piers along with all the secret spots in-between. Be there to let Higgins know we won't accept a crappy beach project that destroys our surfbreaks.

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Recent Observations
from: Thu 24 Jul 14 12:00 pm
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 3725 hours old
Thu 24 Jul 14 12:00 pm
Thu 24 Jul 14 12:00 pm
Thu 24 Jul 14 12:00 pm
Thu 24 Jul 14 12:00 pm
Thu 24 Jul 14 12:00 pm
Wind ----SW (230)
@ 7.8 kt
W (280)
@ 5.9 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (140)
@ 12.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----82.2 F/83.1 F81.3 F/83.7 Fn/a F/84.7 F84.2 F/83.3 F84.4 F/86 F
Significant Waves --------1 ft @ 10 sec----
Wind Waves ----1.6 ft @ 4.2 sec2.6 ft @ 4.3 sec1 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----2 ft @ 7.7 sec2 ft @ 7.1 sec0.3 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 1113 am edt thu jul 24 2014
Synopsis: ....high pressure will dominate through this weekend...with southeast winds around 10 kts and seas of 2 feet or less continuing. locally higher winds and seas are likely in and near scattered showers and thunderstorms. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of jul 23, 2014 at 1200 utc... 4 nautical miles east of fowey rocks. 10 nautical miles east of port everglades. 12 nautical miles east of lake worth. 16 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of today tonight friday friday night
windsoutheast 5 to 10 knotssoutheast 5 to 10 knotssoutheast 5 to 10 knotssoutheast 10 to 15 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Thursday July 24, 2014 12:34 pm
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Thursday July 24, 2014 11:15 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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