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Forecast from bradswellsPosted December 12th, 2012 09:51 AM
Here's a quick little update on the waves...
It's been pretty small lately down here- it has been marginally surfable at times when the wind and tide combine, but nothing worth mentioning.
There's a cold front headed our way for Thursday and Friday, so our chances for waves are slightly better- hence the update. Look for winds to continue to blow outta the South with the approaching front. As the front draws near and passes, we'll see the winds clock around to the North. On Friday, the winds look to be moving towards the NE and sustain for 24 hours in the 20kt range. Looks like Friday in to Saturday will see the best chance for chop down here. Maybe a small south line pre-frontal, then wait for the build from the norherly flow. Possible little groundswell late Thursday/Friday AM, too. I'm guessing it will get maybe waist-stomach...
Upcoast has a NE swell underlying the frontal conditions, so Friday/Saturday should see pretty solid surf. Probably about head high in the Sebastian area, but the wind will be on it. Looks like winds should be on a dying trend, so you might get lucky and have it die fast or not blow as hard as forecast. Sunday should have some fun leftovers with light wind.
So there ya have it. A little something out there if you'll be looking to surf in the next few days. Looks like winter is starting to set-in up north, so we should start to feel the effects soon too. I'm thinking we'll be seeing some nice winter-time set ups soon...
Open Thread from crsurfPosted December 3rd, 2012 11:14 PM
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Bruce Roberts - BRoberts@fortlauderdale.gov
Bobby DuBose - BDuBose@fortlauderdale.gov
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Forecast from bradswellsPosted November 20th, 2012 06:02 PM
There's been some north swell down here in Miami-Dade if you know the right spots to check. This looks to continue, and perhaps get a bit stronger as we go in to Thanksgiving day...maybe even Friday.
In addition to that northerly swell, there's NE swell hitting upcoast spots with a longer period swell scheduled to reinforce Thursday in to Friday. This swell should peak at about 8 feet at 12 seconds or so. We're looking at easily head high to overhead surf at the upcoast spots for the peak of the swell. Saturday in to Sunday sees the swell drop, but still be plenty surfable. Sunday morning will likely have overhead sets at standout spots way up towards the Space Coast.
All in all, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to get wet this weekend somewhere in Florida. It looks like it will get pretty damn good, too.
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Forecast from bradswellsPosted November 7th, 2012 01:32 PM
There's a good amount of NW wind blowing upcoast with the passing of cold front. The wind is forecast to stay N or NW, so we've got a good shot at a little swell showing. I wouldn't expect anything big, but it could be a fun refracto swell at the right spots.
The old wives tale about 18 themed refracto swell is: 18+mph for 18+hrs= refracto somewhere in S. FL.
Right now there's a trace showing at SoBe.
Keep an eye on the cams (or go to the beach) during the next 24 or 36 hours and you might find a lil' something...
After that- looks like some easterly chop starting up for the weekend.