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Forecast from bradswellsPosted November 21st, 2013 11:21 AM
Conditions haven't been stellar in SoBe for the last couple of weeks, but we've had some ridable surf every few days. Yesterday afternoon even saw a brief period of glassy groundswell, albeit filled with big moon jellyfish. Sets were mostly in the thigh-high range, with a few sets pushing waist+. Flat by morning.
That last little swell was the product of a cold front that is currently stalled upcoast. Winds are hard east up above around Port St Lucie, and much lighter as you head south. That dividing line in the wind created some great conditions for the little swell that filtered south ahead of the front, from Palm Beaches down to SoBe.
Look for winds to come up a bit outta the east tonight and in to Friday. This will likely push us back in the rideable range, then dying out in to Saturday.
On Sunday, a strong cold front will start making its way south in to our area. Look for the front to pass on Monday, with increasing winds and waves. We could see a little swell from this front similar to the last, maybe on Sunday. Eventually as the front passes, winds turn NE and increase. Monday in to Tuesday should be some solid chop, in the waist to chest range.
Upcoast will be dealing with similar wind conditions, but with more swell under the chop. This Saturday could be fun with a leftover swell and dying winds ahead of the next front. Probably solid chest high to start the day...
Forecast from bradswellsPosted November 13th, 2013 09:26 AM
Are you ready? Big, chunky chop on the way to SoBe!
If you haven't noticed, a cold front has moved through South Florida this morning. Strong high pressure building in behind the front will cause winds to increase out of the north, eventually turning east later in the week.
For waves, looks for rapidly building waves. I'd bet that it gets in to the waist plus range this afternoon/evening and then bigger in to tomorrow. Looks to stay in the plus-sized range until Friday then drop off a bit for the weekend. I'd bet it stays rideable, though. Maybe somewhere in the knee to thigh range for the weekend. Upcoast will be bigger, but blown out. Sunday may see the winds relax a bit upcoast with underlying swell, but it should still be onshore.
Should be fun out there with this size chop. See you out there!
Forecast from bradswellsPosted November 7th, 2013 10:01 AM
The cold front swells have begun!
The last few days in South Florida have been offering up some solid windchop in the waist to head high range. Yesterday, the wind died off which offered up some cleaning up, rapidly dropping surf. I hope you had a chance to sample some our of our finest washing machine-like, chop-chop. I saw some fun bowls at Sobe over the course of the swell.
Now, we've got a cold front stalled up in central Florida. Look for winds to increase from the NE as High Pressure builds in from the north. NWS calling for solid winds starting tonight and lasting through the weekend. Saturday looks like the peak at this point. Probably in the waist to chest range by midday Saturday and falling on Sunday afternoon.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted October 30th, 2013 02:07 PM
Windchop is still on tap for the rest of today and a bit tomorrow. Look for the size to decrease ahead of our next cold front, which should come through Saturday night. Winds locally will start moving to a more southerly direction ahead of the front, but for now we're somewhere around ENE.
Friday and Saturday could be pretty fun upcoast. Timing the front could provide some nice clean conditions as the residual swell filters in. Nothing huge, but I'd bet that the best spots will be in the chest+ high range.
After the front, winds will increase out of the north. We could see a little clean line here ahead of the windswell that will follow. Hard to say exactly when, but keep an eye out when you start seeing the buoys upcoast really starting to crank, a little swell could show in 12 or so hours. I've been trying to pinpoint these little windows, but our swell window constantly fools me. If the fetch gets put down in just a slightly different patch of ocean, we wind up with totally different results. That being said, there's a chance for a small little north to sneak in. Afterwards, plenty of windchop. Looking to peak at about waist high+ on Tuesday, then declining.
Well, we're back in surf season. Pretty active couple of weeks!