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Hurricane Gaston

Updated: 5pm EDT Mon Aug 29 2016
Wind: 104 MPH | Location: 31.2N 55.2W | Movement: NNE
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Tropical Depression Eight

Updated: 5pm EDT Mon Aug 29 2016
Wind: 34 MPH | Location: 33.6N 74.0W | Movement: NW
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Tropical Depression Nine

Updated: 5pm EDT Mon Aug 29 2016
Wind: 34 MPH | Location: 24.0N 84.8W | Movement: WNW
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Forecast Pete

Get it whilst you can

I thought I'd update the page. Looks like another round of bread and butter SE wc.  I'm quite a ways from Soflo right now but judging from the reports and cams you guys are getting ridables.  Fowey showed a good 25knts for nearly 12 hours (yay). but has dropped to 20 knts S/SE since midday and the lower bouys had less winds in the 20 knts range. In other words get it today as it might not be around for tomorrow. Seems like the last few events the wind picks back up out of nowhere but i'll be very surprised if it happens a third time.  Later in the weekend there is an outside chance of bouncy swell but you all know how that has gone this year. Short NE chop event Sunday night into Monday. Proly not worth much except for desperados.  Very quiet pattern till 180 hrs out (next weekend).  Too early to tell but looks marginal at this time. I be one stoked mofo getting real waves down here in Chile. Surfed a solid swell overhead and clean at a fav point.  Funny thing was that the models had the surf at 6ft at 8 sec and it seemed more like 10ft at 12-14 sec. Pacific is so big even the backround swells have punch. 

Forecast Pete

Weak Winter

Here we go with a weak Winter and a Weak forecast. Don't  mean to be negative but this Winter has mainly been a non surfing Winter for many of us.  A couple of scraps here and there but not enough to feed our hungry surf appetites.  Maybe Spring will come thru. 

For the next few days the forecast is for 10-15 knt winds out of the NE thru Sunday and increasing slightly out of the E for Mon (15-20) going SE and improving things slightly. Tueday may bring half decent ridables with SE/S winds in that range which of course you all know works for SowBee. Further out a decent cold front comes in later in the week but the models don't show wave propagation patterns yet. Still might be worth keeping an eye on.  I'm headed to my every 3 month migration to Chile next week so maybe you'll get some when I'm gone. I'm stoked to go to a wave rich area even if it means putting on a fullsuit. SoPac has been firing this year (probably at our expense).  Lots of Surfrider events coming up so support and keep the positive vibes. Maybe King Neptune will reward us.


Forecast tc

Nominate someone for Dade County poster,


OK, so there's been a lot of discussion of the geeky enviro threads (would you pencil necks shut up already). I realize the group hug gets a little old to some of you, and I admit it can get a little gay at times. Not like greased up dildos gay, like gay gay. But I LOVE the way the site has been running in the past year. (Thanks AP for reminding me about the anniversary date).

The bridge protest was one of the coolest things done by the surfing community in South Florida history. Surfrider provides a positive image of surfers to mainstream America. Mostly I like the constant updates, and continued traffic to the site. There is still a spike when swells come, but traffic remains up even though there's no surf to talk about on a surf site. Hopefully this makes the advertisers happy, and I really URGE you to support them with your gear purchases. Thanks to all of the past and present advertisers who've helped keep this site going.

Forecast Tj

There is now a surfer in da House!!!!!!!


To all who contacted their peeps - THANK YOU!!

To all you whiners - back to our regular scheduled programming: it's flat, pray for waves.Tongue out

Actually, pray real hard and hope that the good karma of folks who went the extra mile smiles upon you. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - so stoked!

Really though, keep an eye on the ocean after lunch and keep the reports comin. Winds predicted to shift NW 25kt in Cocoa first thing in the AM. That gives potential for refracto.

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Recent Observations
from: Mon 29 Aug 16 05:00 pm
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 22137 hours old
Mon 29 Aug 16 04:00 pm
Sat 20 Aug 16 10:00 am
Observation is 223 hours old
Mon 29 Aug 16 05:00 pm
Mon 29 Aug 16 05:00 pm
Mon 29 Aug 16 05:00 pm
Wind ----E (80)
@ 11.8 kt
----n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (150)
@ 13.1 kt
E (110)
@ 17.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----82 F/83.3 F----n/a F/84 F80.6 F/86.7 F81.5 F/86 F
Significant Waves ----------3.3 ft @ 13 sec----
Wind Waves ----3 ft @ 4.8 sec----3 ft @ 3.6 sec----
Swell ----2.3 ft @ 13.8 sec----1.6 ft @ 13.3 sec----
from: 449 pm edt mon aug 29 2016
Synopsis: ....tropical depression nine moving through the southeastern gulf of mexico this afternoon will continue to bring gusty southeast winds and choppy seas to all south florida waters. winds are expected to veer southerly late tonight into tuesday...as td nine is currently forecast to track through the eastern gulf of mexico. periods of hazardous winds and seas will be possible at times, especially with the numerous showers and storms. considerable uncertainty remains for winds and seas into mid week hinging on the eventual movement of tropical depression nine over the eastern gulf of mexico. please consult the products of the national hurricane center for the latest information on the system. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of aug 27, 2016 at 1200 utc... 10 nautical miles east northeast of fowey rocks. 14 nautical miles east of port everglades. 12 nautical miles east of lake worth. 15 nautical miles east southeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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windsouth southeast 15 to 20 knotssouth 15 to 20 knotssouth around 20 knotssouth 15 to 20 knots
seas 2 to 4 ft 2 to 4 ft 3 to 5 ft 3 to 5 ft


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