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Currently, it's 12:41 pm Thu Apr 24 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 7-9-2013

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.

Stay tuned!

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 7-5-2013

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 bradswells

Surf Forecast 6-20-2013

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.

Today is International Surfing Day! http://isd.surfrider.org/

Plug crsurf

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9am to noon: Dune restoration at 79th street -- Northshore park

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Recent Observations
from: Thu 24 Apr 14 12:00 pm
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 1540 hours old
Thu 24 Apr 14 11:00 am
Thu 24 Apr 14 11:00 am
Thu 24 Apr 14 11:00 am
Thu 24 Apr 14 12:00 pm
Thu 24 Apr 14 12:00 pm
Wind ----SE (150)
@ 5.9 kt
SE (120)
@ 3.9 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (140)
@ 6.1 kt
SW (240)
@ 2 kt
Atmp/SST ----75.9 F/78.8 F73.8 F/76.1 Fn/a F/74.7 F77.7 F/79.2 F75.7 F/78.1 F
Significant Waves --------1.3 ft @ 8 sec----
Wind Waves ----0.3 ft @ 3.6 sec0.7 ft @ 3.7 sec1.3 ft @ 8.3 sec----
Swell ----1.3 ft @ 8.3 sec1.6 ft @ 8.3 sec0.7 ft @ 16.7 sec----
from: 955 am edt thu apr 24 2014
Synopsis: ....high pressure will keep light winds and diminishing seas across the south florida waters into the weekend. southeasterly winds will increase toward the beginning of next week as the high moves east. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of apr 23, 2014 at 1200 utc... 4 nautical miles east northeast of fowey rocks. 12 nautical miles southeast of port everglades. 12 nautical miles east northeast of lake worth. 14 nautical miles northeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of today tonight friday friday night
windsouth 5 knotssoutheast 7 to 12 knotssouth southeast 6 to 11 knotssouth 6 to 11 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft


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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
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WW3 Heights
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