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Currently, it's 5:41 am Sat Dec 10 2016 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast Pete

Forecast for the week

At least we are in the pattern of ridables as of late.  Some interesting patterns coming up. First we get a short shot of SE windchop on Monday. Models are iffy on the fetch so it still remains to be seen if it pans out. We need at least 15 knts and 110 deg wind to allow traction on the Fla straits to give us those fun SE ridables that we usually get this time of year. Some of you have noticed the past few years we sometimes get light local winds with very fun SE windswell as the winds are stornger down the straights. This one has the possibility of that setup but it will be short lived as a weak front comes down early in the week and changes the wind patterns. Up the road offers up weak NE swell also starting tomorrow and the stronger NE swell now purported to arrive sometime Tuesday (barring the decay effect). There is a possibility of the swell being greeted by SW-NW winds somewhere upcoast as the front approaches but the timing of that is the wildcard. By Wed  the winds turn North and pick up chopping things out but also giving us a short shot of N/NE windchop.  Way further out  (like next weekend) a pattern of increasing E/SE winds comes up and gives us a decent chance of bread and butter windchop down here. Overall a decent pattern to keep us happy before the flat season arrives.  Enjoy Laughing

Forecast Pete

Weekend forecast

Very nice low wrapping up the spring season. Unfortunately we didn't get much down here but those of you that made the drive scored some biggy's if you were at the right spot. For this weekend we will have diminishing NE swell to the tune of around 4 ft at 10-11 sec for Sat and smaller and weaker Sunday -likely 2-ft at 9-10 sec. Winds will primarily be SE and fairly light particularly in the Am. The further North you go the better the chance of lighter winds as the High pressure moves out into the Atlantic and a weak trough moves thru the upper parts of the state. Best bet will be Treasure coast North but North Palm beaches may have decent ridables at the right spot.  Sat a much better call than Sun unless you crave small loggables.  Further out a cut off low develops but its way to far out to predict anything right now. Word has it the Jet stream is lifting this year giving us a possible dryish summer with increased chances of Hurricanes . Interesting stuff so stay tuned. Enjoy...

Forecast tc

WilderFilms VS CShapes

No, its not a throw down between two of Dade County's surfing elite, its a video from Mark Wilder of some footage of South Beach standouts Dave Begley and Alex Casal shredding Rocky Point on the North Shore.

Plug tc

biggum up yourself

South Beach surf legend and reggae promoter extraordinaire LANCE O wants to let you know about his surf party Thursday April 10th & every second Thursday of the month. This month features Collie Buddz's former backing band The Homegrown Band as well as Can't Hang & Part One Tribe. Everyone gets in free & ladies drink free until 12 & the video premiere is Wake Skate.
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Recent Observations
from: Sat 10 Dec 16 05:00 am
Spot st. augustine
(41012)
canaveral
(41009)
canaveral east
(41010)
ft. pierce
(41114)
lake worth
(lkwf1)
fowey rocks
(fwyf1)
Time
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Sat 10 Dec 16 05:00 am
Wind ----------------NE (40)
@ 20.2 kt
N (350)
@ 17.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----------------70.9 F/75.7 F69.3 F/77.7 F
Significant Waves --------------------
Wind Waves --------------------
Swell --------------------
from: 334 am est sat dec 10 2016
...small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Synopsis: .... strong and gusty northeast winds will continue to lead to rough seas and hazardous boating conditions over the local gulf and atlantic waters this weekend. conditions will improve into monday as winds diminish and shift southeasterly. periodic showers will continue to affect the waters at times, mainly over the atlantic. .gulf stream hazards...northeast winds 20-25 knots with gusts of 30-35 knots. seas 7-10 feet. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of dec 10, 2016 at 1200 utc... 3 nautical miles northeast of fowey rocks. 7 nautical miles southeast of port everglades. 8 nautical miles northeast of lake worth. 8 nautical miles northeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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windeast northeast 20 to 25 knotseast northeast 20 to 25 knotseast 20 to 25 knotseast southeast 15 to 20 knots
seas 7 to 9 ft 8 to 10 ft 6 to 8 ft 3 to 5 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Saturday December 10, 2016 05:34 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Wednesday December 07, 2016 01:14 pm
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
created: Saturday December 10, 2016 04:35 am
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
created: Saturday December 10, 2016 04:36 am
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Tides

Miami Tides
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