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Currently, it's 4:53 am Sun Dec 21 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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TOLD JA!

Sozbech is going off. Size, winds are in alignment...YET it 's surprisingly mixed up BUT am I complaining? Hell NA! Sets are beautiful cobra heads striking at all who dare the drop. Dave making them all and being rewarded with barrel after barrel. Others getting ground into the sand if they make the drop and those who don't make the drop.....well it is the classic South Beach sitting chair position as they fly 5 to 10 feet out onto the flats! That's what I call being pitched! Mid-beach has long OH lines and it's feathering on the second reef. TJ and I watched in amazement as 5 wave sets poured in. Sand bars are a mess there so many closeouts and very dredgy. High tide will be better but what will the wind be by then?

Forecast Tj

The Winds turned in the night!

Winds clocked NNW last night and then NW in the early morning.  They're starting to clock back and the marine forecast has them N 15-20kts for the day.  Same forecast has 2-4ft of swell in the water holding through Sunday.  So, I anxiously wait an hour for first light and hopefully some clean faces for drops with a 20kt wind - in the face.

Forecast wyatt

CLOUDS MOVING FASTER

Well the chop fest has been with us for a few days now. Yesterday afternoon winds dropped and the rain stopped just in time for the chillens to score candy. (Keela, Mason don’t hide the 10 lbs of Halloween loot under your beds-remember ANTS!) This morning it seems we're under the influence of Noel and less of the High. Winds have picked up some and the direction is now NNE and the clouds are moving at a good clip. This effect will clean things up but also increase the drift. I do not see any chance of NW winds in Florida. Never-the-less, we should see an improvement in wave quality here today and tomorrow AND could see a better possibility of increasing swell underneath the chop. Swell component will depend on the track Noel takes. More Easterly Noel travels, the more you'll have to travel further up coast.

Open Thread Tj

Go Surf and GO VOTE! - BTW: HH is NOT closed: see the thread for details.

Yep, we're in for a week of sloppy, choppy, lumpy, bumpy, dumpy wind chop but hey it's what we're all weaned on so...it keeps us strong. We're also on the verge of monumental political challenge; especially on Miami Beach, the homefront for most environment, development and beach access issues. Early voting sites opened today and I STRONGLY encourage you to go vote if there is an election in your community. Off year elections are notorious for low turnout, so a community such as ours can have a BIG impact on who wins and loses. You can check out the Miami Herald reccomendations or you can email me at tjmarshall2001@yahoo.com if you want to know my personal picks. GO SURF - GO VOTE - BE STRONG - MAKE A BETTER FUTURE FOR EVERYONE.

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
Observation is 11 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 7317 hours old
Sun 21 Dec 14 04:00 am
Sun 21 Dec 14 04:00 am
Sun 21 Dec 14 04:00 am
Sun 21 Dec 14 04:00 am
Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
Observation is 11 hours old
Wind ----W (260)
@ 7.8 kt
S (200)
@ 11.8 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (150)
@ 10 kt
SE (120)
@ 5.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----72 F/75.7 F74.7 F/76.5 Fn/a F/75.9 F74.8 F/75.9 F74.5 F/75.6 F
Significant Waves --------1.6 ft @ 10 sec----
Wind Waves ----0.7 ft @ 2.9 sec1.3 ft @ 2.7 sec1.3 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----1.3 ft @ 10 sec2 ft @ 10 sec0.7 ft @ 11.1 sec----
from: 923 pm est sat dec 20 2014
Synopsis: ....high pressure will be located across south florida tonight then shift southeast into early next week as a cold front moves into north florida. showers and thunderstorms will be likely on wednesday as the front crosses through the area. high pressure returns for christmas. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of dec 19, 2014 at 1200 utc... 6 nautical miles southeast of fowey rocks. 17 nautical miles north northeast of port everglades. 19 nautical miles north northeast of lake worth. 9 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of tonight sunday sunday night monday
windeast southeast 5 to 10 knotseast southeast around 10 knotseast southeast 5 to 10 knotssoutheast 5 to 10 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 4 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 4 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Sunday December 21, 2014 04:34 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Sunday December 21, 2014 04:14 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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