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Currently, it's 11:46 am Fri Feb 27 2015 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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!

Plug Tj

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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Next time you are out there, you gotta give this kid a wave

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 Pete

Upcoming forecast

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.

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 1148 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 8956 hours old
Fri 27 Feb 15 10:00 am
Fri 27 Feb 15 10:00 am
Fri 27 Feb 15 10:00 am
Fri 27 Feb 15 11:00 am
Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 1148 hours old
Wind ----N (360)
@ 19.6 kt
NE (40)
@ 13.7 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
N (350)
@ 14.1 kt
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Atmp/SST ----62.6 F/67.8 F67.8 F/73.4 Fn/a F/72.1 F66.7 F/72.7 F----
Significant Waves --------4.6 ft @ 5 sec------
Wind Waves ----4.3 ft @ 5.6 sec3 ft @ 5.3 sec4.6 ft @ 5.3 sec------
Swell ----1.6 ft @ 10.8 sec3.3 ft @ 10.8 sec0.7 ft @ 11.8 sec------
from: 950 am est fri feb 27 2015
Synopsis: .... a weak frontal boundary will remain stalled south of the region today. high pressure across the central plains will shift to the east coast by late saturday...and the pressure gradient will increase. an area of low pressure will move across the northeast states early next week...and high pressure will weaken as it settles north of the region. .gulf stream hazards...seas up to 6 feet tonight. seas up to 7 feet on saturday...and 7 to 10 feet saturday night through sunday night. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of feb 27, 2015 at 1200 utc... 5 nautical miles east of fowey rocks. 14 nautical miles east northeast of port everglades. 9 nautical miles east northeast of lake worth. 8 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of today tonight saturday saturday night
windnortheast 10 to 15 knotsnortheast 15 to 20 knotseast northeast 10 to 15 knotseast northeast 15 to 20 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 4 to 6 ft 3 to 5 ft 5 to 7 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
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WW3 Heights
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Tides

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