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Currently, it's 10:59 pm Fri Aug 28 2015 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Tropical Storm Erika

Updated: 11pm EDT Fri Aug 28 2015
Wind: 44 MPH | Location: 18.5N 72.9W | Movement: WNW
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Message from Lance-O: Greetings fellow Humans!

TODAY Dec 13 Kulcha Surf Night at the Purdy

It is my big birthday bash at Purdy Lounge - Gifts are being given not accepted. 4 bands special guests performers & djs 2 surf video premiers as well as ladies drinking free til 12. Free admission for everyone all night Purdy Lounge 1811 Purdy Av Miami Beach, stop by it will be great.

I just got back from the Dominica Republic. We taped another edition of Island Hoppers. We had several very interesting encounters. A tropical Storm hit us while there and made for several situations & put us thru some humanly tests. Somehow it all worked out just fine stay tuned. The current episode is Puerto Rico & airs tonight/tomorrow morning at 2am & then Saturday morning at 9am and again on the 19th at 11pm & next Friday the 21st at 1pm. I hope you catch it.

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Get Surf Everyday!

Well, maybe not. But you can LOOK at great surf everyday and help support our local chapter by donating $20 or more right now. If you do, we'll send you a 2008 calendar as a gift. Your donation goes towards helping the South Florida Chapter continue the fight for beach access, restoring beach and dune ecosystems, teaching children the importance of coastal ecology, and protecting our oceans, waves, and beaches from degradation.

Give the Gift that Gives Twice this Holiday Season! Donate to SFL Surfrider today and get a cool calendar on its way. Enjoy twelve months of sweet, 12" x 12", color glossy waves from around the world.  Supplies are limited, delivery in 5 to 10 days.

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This Friday Dec.7th at the Key Biscayne Beach Club there will be the SFL Premiere of "Walking on Water", FREE ADMISSION. They are going to have pro surfers from the movie at the premiere, a live DJ, complimentary drinks and snacks. $5 Raffle for surfboards, skateboards, t-shirts and more including apple i-touch and i-pods. The party is going to have a Caribbean Christmas theme.

This flick has gotten rave reviews, don't be shy that it has a FAITH theme. It's the true story of 2 young surfers traveling to the hottest surfing spots in the world with a pro surfer and meeting up with some amazing people along the way. These kids learn how beautiful God's creation is, how cool it is to meet others who live in different parts of the world, and that the more we get to know God the more we enjoy his creation, his people, and Himself.

Props to Ketih Case who's been at the center of pulling this event together. Francisco and the crew from Miami's budding Christian Surfers Chapter have noted they'll be there too.

Open Thread Tj

AWESOME - Surfrider Meeting this past Thursday!

We had a crew of over 30 folks there and it was great to be outdoors enjoying a nice cool evening. If you haven't checked out Surfrider's revamped website - check it out! The new events calendar is very cool and if you've got something you'd like to have considered for being added, just drop a line with the details to miami@surfrider.org

We'll keep you posted on a cool Surfrider 2008 Calendar coming soon along with a Dune Restoration project for 34th St., tentatively scheduled for either Jan 5th or 6th.

It's election time in the SFL Chapter, learn more about the positions available and consider submitting a nomination (self nominations only).

New ideas - New Vision - Leaders Wanted!


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Recent Observations
from: Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 5526 hours old
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 13334 hours old
Fri 28 Aug 15 10:00 pm
Fri 28 Aug 15 10:00 pm
Fri 28 Aug 15 10:00 pm
Fri 28 Aug 15 01:00 pm
Observation is 9 hours old
Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 5526 hours old
Wind ----SE (120)
@ 3.9 kt
SE (150)
@ 5.9 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (150)
@ 8 kt
Atmp/SST ----82.9 F/83.8 F82.6 F/84.6 Fn/a F/84.7 F84.7 F/86.2 F----
Significant Waves --------2.3 ft @ 4 sec------
Wind Waves ----1 ft @ 3.4 sec1.3 ft @ 3.7 sec2.3 ft @ 4 sec------
Swell ----2 ft @ 7.7 sec2.6 ft @ 4.5 sec0.7 ft @ 11.8 sec------
from: 709 pm edt fri aug 28 2015
Synopsis: ....a stationary front over north florida will dissipate tonight into saturday. this will allow for an easterly winds of 15 knots or less over the local waters through saturday. the forecast for the marine weather late this weekend into early next week will depend on the track and strength of erika. .gulf stream hazards...tropical storm erika is forecast by the nhc to move west northwest to northwest through the vicinity of cuba and into the florida keys. there is still a threat of tropical storm force winds over the gulf waters of south florida late this weekend into early next week resulting hazardous seas over the waters the gulf waters. there is still uncertainty in the track and future strength of erika...so continue to monitor the latest forecasts. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of aug 27, 2015 at 1200 utc... 4 nautical miles east of fowey rocks. 19 nautical miles east southeast of port everglades. 15 nautical miles east northeast of lake worth. 15 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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windeast southeast 10 to 15 knotseast northeast 10 to 15 knotseast southeast 10 to 15 knotssoutheast 15 to 20 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft 3 to 5 ft 4 to 6 ft


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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
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WW3 Heights
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