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Currently, it's 7:48 pm Fri Nov 21 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast bradswells

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!

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 11-24-2013

Quick update for the forecast...

Light winds this morning will give way to very strong N, turning Ne winds this afternoon and evening. Monday should have some solid chop with maybe some underlying swell. As we head towards Tuesday, winds will clock more southerly, but maintain 20+. Looks good for a south windswell.

So, maybe some swell will filter down ahead of the winds Sunday, otherwise look for chop to build today and tomorrow. Later, winds go East, then ESE, eventually making it to south sometime Tuesday/ Weds. Waves should be around a bit.

Looking at a cleanup Upcoast on Weds, and then another cold front for Tgiving weekend.

Tons of waves...not much clean swell.

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 11-21-2013

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 bradswells

Surf Forecast 11-13-2013

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!

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Recent Observations
from: Thu 20 Nov 14 03:00 pm
Observation is 28 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 6612 hours old
Fri 21 Nov 14 06:00 pm
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Fri 21 Nov 14 07:00 pm
Thu 20 Nov 14 03:00 pm
Observation is 28 hours old
Wind ----NE (60)
@ 19.6 kt
NE (50)
@ 19.6 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
E (80)
@ 19.2 kt
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Atmp/SST ----73.6 F/77 F73.4 F/77.5 Fn/a F/71.2 F71.8 F/76.3 F----
Significant Waves --------6.2 ft @ 7 sec------
Wind Waves ----5.6 ft @ 5.9 sec4.6 ft @ 4.8 sec5.9 ft @ 6.7 sec------
Swell ----1 ft @ 12.9 sec2.6 ft @ 8.3 sec0.7 ft @ 10.5 sec------
from: 715 pm est fri nov 21 2014
...small craft advisory in effect through sunday morning...
Synopsis: ....fresh to strong east-northeast winds will continue over south florida through saturday over all of south florida waters as high pressure remains centered over the southeastern united states. the winds will gradually swing to a southerly direction and decrease by late sunday as the high moves to the east into the atlantic waters. .gulf stream hazards...seas of 8 to 10 feet through saturday. 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.
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windeast northeast 20 to 25 knotseast 20 to 25 knotseast southeast 20 to 25 knotssoutheast 15 to 20 knots
seas 6 to 8 ft 6 to 8 ft 5 to 7 ft 3 to 5 ft

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