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Currently, it's 5:01 pm Sun Apr 19 2015 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast Pete

ThanksGiving Forecast

Happy Thanksgiving week. Time to kick back a bit from the hustle and bustle. Tuesday should see Good ol slop o chop with the winds increasing to 15-20 out of the East. The models hint of that glancing blow swell with West winds on Friday. The odds are low so don't get too excited. If this were to occur you would need to drive at least to the Treasure coast.  PR looks like it will get plenty of swell from this monster low but it's just too far out in the Atlantic for us.  Still worth keeping an eye on. Good idea to check the Buoys on Turkey day. 

Plug Tj

Sl8r Video and Shameless plug for IWS North Miami

Props to Robert Yunk who shot the video footage above, edited and got it up on the web. Thanks Rob for making the Surfrider team look good. This video is up on Surfline with a full story.

Also, our good friends in the fight over parking and access in Bal Harbour, the crew up at IWS North Miami, they're having their annual Pre-Christmas sale on November 23, 24 and 25th. Everything in the store will be 20%-60% off and $50 off of new surfboards. Give them a call for more info. 305-944-0104 or check them out at 16231 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami Beach.

I'm off in an hour to CR for the annual Thanksgiving trip with the wifey, hope y'all get the goods while I'm gone.

Open Thread Tj

Surfrider brings Kelly Slater and Gov. Crist together

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.”

BE A PART OF THE TEAM - JOIN SURFRIDER TODAY!

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GO VOTE in the Nov. 20th Run-Off

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! 

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 2377 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 10185 hours old
Sun 19 Apr 15 04:00 pm
Sun 19 Apr 15 04:00 pm
Sun 19 Apr 15 04:00 pm
Sun 19 Apr 15 04:00 pm
Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 2377 hours old
Wind ----SE (150)
@ 13.7 kt
S (180)
@ 7.8 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
S (170)
@ 19.2 kt
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Atmp/SST ----79.3 F/79.9 F78.3 F/79.3 Fn/a F/78.1 F80.2 F/81.1 F----
Significant Waves --------3.3 ft @ 11 sec------
Wind Waves ----1.3 ft @ 3 sec2 ft @ 4.2 sec2.3 ft @ 9.9 sec------
Swell ----3 ft @ 13.8 sec3.9 ft @ 14.8 sec2.3 ft @ 11.1 sec------
from: 440 pm edt sun apr 19 2015
Synopsis: ....high pressure from the western atlantic to across south florida will weaken on monday night as a cold front moves into north florida. the front will move down the state on tuesday and become stationary over south florida wednesday. the front then gradually becomes diffuse through the end of the week. showers and thunderstorms will increase over all local waters monday night and continue through most of the week. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of apr 17, 2015 at 1200 utc... 4 nautical miles east northeast of fowey rocks. 5 nautical miles east southeast of port everglades. 6 nautical miles southeast of lake worth. 9 nautical miles east southeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( tonight monday monday night tuesday
windsouth southeast 10 to 15 knotssouth 10 to 15 knotssouth southwest around 5 knotssouth southeast 5 to 10 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Sunday April 19, 2015 04:34 pm
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Sunday April 19, 2015 02:17 pm
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
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Tides

Miami Tides
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