Currently, it's 11:46 am Fri Feb 27 2015 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida
Open Thread from TjPosted November 14th, 2007 05:49 PM
FL GOVERNOR PRESENTS KELLY SLATER WITH CRUCIAL BEACH PROTECTION BILL
Landmark Legislation Was Secured By The Surfrider Foundation
Cocoa Beach, FL (November 13, 2007) – On Tuesday, Florida Governor Charlie Crist presented a signed copy of Senate Bill 1472 to eight-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater. The presentation took place at an event celebrating Slater’s appointment to the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness.
“Here in Florida, Surfrider Foundation has been extending itself beyond the surf community,” said Kelly Slater. “They’re not only looking out for the concerns of surfers but everyone that enjoys the ocean.”
Plug from TjPosted November 11th, 2007 05:37 PM
Personal message here from TJ. As folks know, I'm pretty passionate about politics and beach projects. Here in Miami Beach there is currently a very BIG breakwater and sand pumping project going on as well as a run-off election to decide the City's next Mayor and Commission.
I’ve come to find that Commission candidate Deede Weithorn understands the folly of the current breakwater and sand pumping project while the other candidate does not. She's earned my vote and I hope you'll consider giving her yours to. Early voting for the run-off starts this coming weekend 9am-7pm at Miami Beach City Hall. You can also call Deede's campaign (305-725-5706) and they'll shack you up with an absentee ballot if you can't make it to the polls on Nov. 20th.
Run-off elections are very low-low turnout so our community has a chance to put someone in office who'll listen when we've got something to say. That's worth taking the time to GO VOTE!
Report from tcPosted November 7th, 2007 05:53 PM
Sorry to step on Pete's forecast, but the story about Harry Greenberg kicking some cancer ass is too good to wait.
Check out the story: http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/article.cfm?id=12044
Thanks to Andrew Petersen and Kech!
UPDATE: Friend and sponsor of the page Jesse Friedman (who happens to be Harry's cousin) wanted to let everyone know that they have set up donations to benefit the Heidi Hewes Chapter of the UM Woman's Cancer Association & The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, All checks should be payable to Heidi Hewes WCA and sent to Miami Country Day School, 601 NE 107 Street, Miami, Florida 33161 Attention: Marilyn Greenfield.
Forecast from PetePosted November 7th, 2007 07:45 AM
Hope everyone got to surf this past swell. Pics are starting to come in. There are some Sobe pics as well as some good shots of RR. I like the angle of Jose and some of the watershots. On top of that we have a real nice gallery from our ol friend Blaze in the South Pacific.
As for this week, we have a dry front coming down. A quick shot of North winds, stronger upcoast lighter down here. This will occur this evening and thru tomorrow . Unfortunately minimal chance of NW' erlies but never say never. Tomorrow look for waist high North windswell maybe shoulder high in select places (Palm beaches or maybe even South) with a 10-15 knt North wind More NW in central Fla.
Further out this weekends low setup is looking like a bust . Too bad as the models had it blowing up earlier in the week. Longer range models hinting of NE fetch aimed at us. Thank god for fall weather and waves.