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Currently, it's 10:47 am Sun Dec 21 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Surf Forecast 1-2-2014

Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We've got some waves on the way.

A strong cold front passes through S. Fla tonight, Winds out of the north will pick up and be briisk during the day on Friday. Waves should build in to the afternoon, and in to Saturday. Looks like there's some swell in this one, though the winds look to be sideshore, from the north turning more to the ESE during the weekend. There's a lot of movement in the winds on this front, so there could be some more favorable conditions than forecast. Keep an eye out.

Another front approaches Sunday in to Monday. Winds will clock offshore as the front approaches from SW to NW and eventually to N again by Monday night. There's a nice little NE groundswell forecast to hit the area as the winds turn. Should be pretty good to be upcoast as that front turns the winds directly in to the oncoming 12 second groundswell - if that low performs as forecast. Watch the buoys and the fronts to score upcoast as the wind switches.

We could get some swell with the next front next Tuesday or so, too.

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Surf Forecast 12-17-2013

Another week of relatively weak conditions.

A cold front came through and cooled things down, but didn't provide much in the way of swell. A small trace is showing, but it isn't anything really that rideable down this way. Look for winds to pick up a bit out of the north, then clock to a southeast direction by the weekend. Wind is forecast to stay in the barely-making-waves range, but I imagine we'll see some tide/wind conditions line up to make a few fun ones.

Longer range, this pattern looks to pretty much hold until next year. Enjoy the holidays!

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Surf Forecast 12-9-2013

The last week had a few periods of rideable waves when the wind came up and coincided with the right tide. I saw some waves get to about waist high, but it was really unrideable most of the week. This upcoming week is looking a little bit better, but still pretty weak overall. Look for winds to increase as a front nears South Florida midweek, then dissipate. High pressure builds in from the north, along with increased winds. I'm guessing we'll see the biggest of it on Saturday. Something like thigh to stomach high, unless the winds blow harder than forecast.

Upcoast looks to be pretty fun in the waist to chest range with lighter winds ahead of the front. It'll be bigger and sloppy up there once the winds start cranking, on Thursday.

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Surf Forecast 12-5-2013

After a few weeks of rideable surf, we've hit a flat spell. Nothing on the horizon until late in to the weekend/early next week when SE winds are forecast to increase ahead of our next front. That front should be in North Florida sometime around next Thursday. Basically, we're in a period of stable, nice weather. No surf for now. Well... ok, maybe a rideable bump at the right tides if/when the winds blowing a bit.

Plenty of other stuff to do in Miami this week with Art Basel in town, and the holidays upcoming. Remember to shop small... Our local businesses rely on us. Show 'em some support, now and throughout the year. Dollars spent locally stay local and strengthen our entire economy/community!

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
Observation is 17 hours old
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 7323 hours old
Sun 21 Dec 14 09:00 am
Sun 21 Dec 14 09:00 am
Sun 21 Dec 14 09:00 am
Sun 21 Dec 14 10:00 am
Sat 20 Dec 14 05:00 pm
Observation is 17 hours old
Wind ----SW (240)
@ 3.9 kt
S (190)
@ 9.8 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
S (190)
@ 2 kt
SE (120)
@ 5.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----71.2 F/75.7 F75.4 F/76.6 Fn/a F/75.9 F74.8 F/75.9 F74.5 F/75.6 F
Significant Waves --------1.3 ft @ 11 sec----
Wind Waves ----1 ft @ 3.2 sec1.3 ft @ 3.8 sec1.3 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----1.6 ft @ 10 sec2.3 ft @ 10 sec0.7 ft @ 11.1 sec----
from: 1035 am est sun dec 21 2014
Synopsis: ....weak areas of low pressure will move through the northern gulf of mexico, then along a stationary front along northern florida today. high pressure over the region will weaken this week. a cold front approaches the gulf waters wednesday, and the atlantic waters wednesday night. high pressure returns to end the week. .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.
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windsoutheast around 10 knotssoutheast 10 to 15 knotssouth southeast 10 to 15 knotssoutheast 10 to 15 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 4 ft 2 to 4 ft 2 to 4 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Sunday December 21, 2014 10:34 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Sunday December 21, 2014 10:15 am
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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