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Currently, it's 4:17 pm Mon Dec 22 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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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.  

Forecast Pete

Surf Forecast

Pete here doing a stand in surf forecast (yea its been awhile) . My vested interest is I'll be beck in the ol stomping grounds in Two weeks . Be in Miama for a week for a family reunion. Hoping to get in da watta.  Spring time of year in the air. First we have a low level East windswell setting for upcoast spots this weekend. More of note is a fairly nice elongated N/NE fetch setting up next Wednesday from Georgia coast all the way up to New England. before you get too excited about this little event remember its a long way out and models tend to change and be unreliable at 125 hrs out and further . Still this event is worth taking notice as the winds will be fairly light in South Fla later next week. The said fetch is a result of a large high pressure (not low pressure ) centered around West edge of new York getting pinched and elongating. There might be a nice fetch of 30-35 knt winds pointed in the Fla direction. One minus is the relative width and breadth of this fetch (its a skinny one) , Mitigated partially  by the fetch length and duration.  Something to keep an eye and ear out for starting Wed and even into next weekend. Happy Easter hunting

 Pete's

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Recent Observations
from: Mon 22 Dec 14 03:00 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 7353 hours old
Mon 22 Dec 14 03:00 pm
Mon 22 Dec 14 03:00 pm
Mon 22 Dec 14 03:00 pm
Mon 22 Dec 14 03:00 pm
Mon 22 Dec 14 03:00 pm
Wind ----S (170)
@ 13.7 kt
S (190)
@ 13.7 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
S (170)
@ 14.1 kt
S (160)
@ 11.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----75.4 F/75.7 F75.9 F/77.4 Fn/a F/75.9 F76.5 F/76.6 F77 F/74.5 F
Significant Waves --------3.3 ft @ 4 sec----
Wind Waves ----2 ft @ 3.1 sec2.3 ft @ 4 sec3 ft @ 4.2 sec----
Swell ----2 ft @ 8.3 sec3 ft @ 9.1 sec0.7 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 312 pm est mon dec 22 2014
Synopsis: ....high pressure over the region will weaken this week with a cold front forecast to approach the gulf waters wednesday afternoon, and the atlantic waters wednesday night into christmas morning. high pressure returns at the end of the week. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of dec 22, 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.
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windsoutheast 10 to 15 knotssoutheast 10 to 15 knotssoutheast 15 to 20 knotssouth southeast 15 to 20 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft

Maps

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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 December 22, 2014 01:14 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
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Tides

Miami Tides
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