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Currently, it's 10:57 am Mon Nov 24 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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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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Surfrider Meeting Thursday 5/15 with Wave Modeling Expert as guest speaker

May 15th at the Surfrider Meeting at the MB Botanical Gardens - 7 to 9:15 p.m. Wave forecasting expert to speak at Surfrider Foundation Miami Community meeting:

Alex Gibbs, Senior Forecaster with the National Weather Service, will speak at our community meeting this month. Gibbs possesses a keen understanding of and passion for nearshore wave modeling.

This will be a treat for the hard-core surf community, the amatuer wave forecasters among us (where's Pete Ferrer?) and the public safety community since Gibb's talk will include rip current dynamics.

Surfrider will also update the community on key initiatives, activism options, serve pizza & beer and flash some hot surf footage on the screen.

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/243505035856523/

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 5-9-2014

Quick little forecast:

Spring weather is upon us and our normal springtime change-of-seasons windchop is here. Winds should be in the 15-20 kt range for the upcoming weekend and in to next week. A low is going to skirt the coast near the Bahamas shifting the wind more NE early next week.

Waves are in the flat to waist high range depending on tide and sandbars. Look for the tide to drain a bit more, then a high tide at about 5pm.

Forecast Pete

Surf forecast

Nice low setting up as we speak out in the North Atlantic.  A nice captured fetch is aiming some good winds at us . Downside is that it will be pretty far from us (mostly Canadian Maritimes) .  This said low is centered around 38 deg N and 56 deg W. I like the elongated NE fetch in the 30-35 knt range . Been tracking this low with low confidence the past week but the latest Satellite pic makes me breathe a little easier . Thursday PM and Friday (the peak of the swell ) could produce fun ridables in the NE exposed spots upcoast. I'm thinking waist to chest maybe + sets with lightish South winds turning more SW into Friday . Drops off pretty fast into Saturday but still could be fun in the Am . Pau (done) by Sunday.  Stoked to be back home and get some Fla action.  

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Recent Observations
from: Mon 24 Nov 14 10:00 am
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 6675 hours old
Mon 24 Nov 14 09:00 am
Mon 24 Nov 14 09:00 am
Mon 24 Nov 14 09:00 am
Mon 24 Nov 14 10:00 am
Mon 24 Nov 14 10:00 am
Wind ----SW (210)
@ 17.6 kt
S (180)
@ 17.6 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
S (180)
@ 11.2 kt
S (160)
@ 12.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----75.6 F/77.9 F79 F/78.4 Fn/a F/77 F79.5 F/78.3 F82 F/77.9 F
Significant Waves --------3.3 ft @ 8 sec----
Wind Waves ----2.6 ft @ 5.9 sec5.6 ft @ 5.9 sec3.3 ft @ 7.7 sec----
Swell ----4.3 ft @ 10 sec6.9 ft @ 10 sec1 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 1012 am est mon nov 24 2014
Synopsis: ....light southeast to south winds will increase slightly on tuesday as weak low pressure forms along a front which will be nearly stationary over the northeastern gulf of mexico. this front will begin to move south on tuesday night and move through south florida on wednesday. ahead of the front, showers and thunderstorms will gradually increase, especially on tuesday night. north winds will increase and become gusty behind the front on wednesday and continue through friday. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of nov 21, 2014 at 1200 utc... 2 nautical miles north northeast of fowey rocks. 6 nautical miles east southeast of port everglades. 10 nautical miles north northeast of lake worth. 7 nautical miles east southeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of today tonight tuesday tuesday night
windsouth southeast around 10 knotssoutheast 10 to 15 knotssoutheast 10 to 15 knotssouth southeast 10 to 15 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 4 ft 5 to 7 ft 3 to 5 ft


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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
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Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Monday November 24, 2014 10:14 am
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
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Miami Tides
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