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Currently, it's 6:38 pm Sat Dec 20 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Open Thread crsurf

Kelly Slater in Miami Beach

The Surfrider RAP team met up with 11 time ASP World Champ Kelly Slater, here on Miami Beach this past weekend. Kelly is a long time Surfrider supporter, and was impressed with our Rise Above Plastics (RAP) campaign. We hope to have Kelly provide additional support in the near future for our state-wide plastic bag ban initiative.

Don't forget the Surfrider movie night on the 25th! Check the DCS forum for more info.

Open Thread wyatt

TRAGEDY STRIKES LOCAL SURF LEGEND, GEORGE MILLER

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform the local surf community that Nick Miller, 30 drowned off Hillsburough Beach this weekend. Nick is the son of George Miller, surfer, shaper and East Coast Hall of Fame member and one of my closest friends. As a parent, it is unbearable for me to concieve the emotions George is feeling at this time. His oldest son, Logan and his family are with George and are a great comfort. Please consider George in your thoughts and as George does,  appreciate all that we take for granted

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 6-30-2014

Flat Flat Flat.

BUT! We have a tropical disturbance off the Florida coast about 150 miles east of Melbourne Beach. NHC is forecasting the storm to get better organized, and become a tropical depression and/or cyclone in the coming days.

While we're not seeing any reason to bail out of work yet, this storm is in our window and forecast to organize and strengthen. Something to monitor, that's for sure!

Open Thread crsurf

World Oceans Month!

You may have missed World Oceans Day on June 8th, but it's never too late to DO SOMETHING to make our playground a little cleaner. Plus you still have International Surfing Day on June 20th!

 Happy World Ocean Day. Surfrider Miami celebrating Underwater Festival sponsored by Frost Science Museum. Surfrider Bag Monster strutting in Perez Art Museum. Reduce your plastic use and consumption. From the plastic reduction coalition - Surfrider Rise Above Plastics, PlasticisForever.org, and PlasticTides.org

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
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 7307 hours old
Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
Sat 20 Dec 14 06:00 pm
Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
Wind ----E (90)
@ 5.9 kt
SW (210)
@ 2 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (150)
@ 10 kt
SE (120)
@ 5.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----72 F/76.1 F73.2 F/77 Fn/a F/76.1 F74.3 F/76.5 F74.5 F/75.6 F
Significant Waves --------2 ft @ 11 sec----
Wind Waves ----0.3 ft @ 4 sec0.3 ft @ 3.8 sec1.6 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----1.6 ft @ 9.1 sec2.6 ft @ 10.8 sec1 ft @ 11.1 sec----
from: 456 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.
__/(__/(__/(__( 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 3 ft 2 to 4 ft 2 to 4 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Saturday December 20, 2014 06:34 pm
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Saturday December 20, 2014 04:14 pm
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
Tides at Miami - Click graph for other locations