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Forecast from bradswellsPosted July 9th, 2013 03:49 PM
Hey there Chantal....
We have a tropical system spinning out in the Eastern Caribbean, headed towards Hispaniola, then the Bahamas. It doesn't look to be a very strong storm, and conditions are not favorable for intensification. However,the latest track looks a bit interesting for us, as it has Chantal stall over the northern Bahamas. Maybe, maybe we can get a throwback swell? Early to say, but here's a line from the NHC that has my hopes up!
"By day 4 and 5 the stering currents will be weak and Chantal will probably move very slowly in the vicinity of the northwestern Bahamas."
So, basically, I doubt we see anything early during the weekend. Maybe towards Sunday-Monday we could get some windswell as the system passes, but we'll have to keep watching. After that, maybe some swell will filter down if Chantal decides to meander around the North Bahamas.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted July 5th, 2013 09:18 AM
A high pressure in the western atlantic is pretty much parked, and causing an increased flow out of the SE. Winds have been blowing anywhere from 15 to 25 down at Fowey for the past few days creating some local windswell.
Waves look to continue through the weekend, before falling off early next week. Size and shape varies with the tide, but it's about knee to waist high. Sometimes a bigger set, sometimes with a little line to run.
In the tropics: Not much to report. There's a low NE of Puerto Rico that will be riding towards the Bahamas early next week. Not much to talk about, but something to watch.
Enjoy the windslop!
Forecast from bradswellsPosted June 20th, 2013 08:32 AM
We've been without a serious swell down here in Miami for quite some time. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be changing, though we have a chance for some little windswell tomorrow in to the weekend.
Look for winds to increase out of the southeast, as a tropical wave approaches. Winds will kick up Saturday. It's looking like anything from sub-knee to maybe waist high or so, based on current forecast.
We're coming in to summer/hurricanse season, so things can change pretty quick. We've been lucky to have some early season storms skirt Miami in past years, maybe we'll get another one. Things are popping in the Gulf again!
So in short- summer time grovel this weekend. Looks biggest Saturday in to Sunday, but the winds could come up stronger/faster.
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Plug from crsurfPosted June 10th, 2013 11:57 AM
9am to noon: Dune restoration at 79th street -- Northshore park
1 to 3pm: after party at Nikki Beach (only for those who participate in dune restoration and 21+) with live musical performance by Jacob Jeffries.