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Currently, it's 7:55 pm Thu Aug 21 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Forecast bradswells

Quick Update 8-26-2013

Some NE swell is going to arrive tomorrow and fading in to Wednesday. Looks like Tuesday should peak around 3-4 feet at 8 seconds. Should be filling-in around Palm Beach County and north. Better size further north, better wind further south.

After this little swell, the tropics should start to provide more action. A few things to watch out there, but nothing worth talking about at this time.

Hit it tomorrow between north palm beach and treasure coast, and I'm sure you'll get some fun ones.

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 8-7-2013

A quick update:

Tropics are quiet. A bunch of inhibiting factors set up right now, so nothing really on the horizon. Gotta break the cycle soon. The most productive part of the season is approaching, so be patient!

In the meantime... There's a little swell supposed to show upcoast this weekend. Nothing huge, but a 3' at 9 or 10 second swell should arrive Friday and last through the weekend. Winds looks light out of the southeast upcoast. Should be lighter winds the further north ya go.

Down here: a chance for some small windchop as we head in to the weekend. Again, not big, but maybe some rideables.

Heading up to Typhoon Lagoon on Saturday with a crew. Forecast: Chest high and chlorinated. :) Hopefully we'll get some natural waves somewhere up there before heading back...

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 7-29-2013

Remnants of Dorian are still throwing done some decent fetch due to enhanced winds from an interacting ridge. Look for this stuff to start showing up north of the Bahamas shadow on Tuesday, building through Wednesday then fading. Looks to be in the solid chest high range, if you go up, upcoast. The swell will be outta the ESE, so spots further south will likely be smaller, and then completely blocked. Winds looks pretty good, light then onshore.

Forecast crsurf

Surf Forecast Sites mostly suck!

So I'm visiting my folks in Virginia Beach and before I left I checked the forecast on a couple of US forecasting sites. Flat, flat, ankle to knee, flat, you get the picture. So I flew in last night, check the wave cam this morning and now the REPORT is waist to stomach with chest high sets. Wow! What a turnaround in only 2-3 days.

Then I look at the camera, and wait, and wait. Nothing over thigh high, maybe a waist high drop if a difference could be measured. The point is: What is the use of a forecasting site if the forecasts SUCK?!? And it's over the top if the reports are not accurate. This one site did get the knee high waves report right up at the north end of VB where I paddled out on a friend's 7.6 funshape. Felt great to get wet and not be in a wetsuit. Now I just have to wait for TS Dorian to reappear.

If one of you has a favorite, or least favorite, forecasting site, please warn the rest of us with your experiences. And as my friend Andy in Cocoa Beach says, the best website to check the surf will always be - "www.GoCheckItYourself.com" ~G

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Recent Observations
from: Thu 21 Aug 14 07:00 pm
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 4403 hours old
Thu 21 Aug 14 07:00 pm
Thu 21 Aug 14 07:00 pm
Thu 21 Aug 14 07:00 pm
Thu 21 Aug 14 07:00 pm
Thu 21 Aug 14 07:00 pm
Wind ----S (160)
@ 5.9 kt
S (200)
@ 3.9 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (140)
@ 8 kt
E (80)
@ 7.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----86.2 F/85.8 F84.9 F/86.4 Fn/a F/83.7 F85.3 F/87.8 F85.1 F/87.8 F
Significant Waves --------1 ft @ 9 sec----
Wind Waves ----0.3 ft @ 3.8 sec0.7 ft @ 3.8 sec0.7 ft @ 9.1 sec----
Swell ----1.3 ft @ 8.3 sec1 ft @ 8.3 sec0.3 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 543 pm edt thu aug 21 2014
Synopsis: ....gentle to light east winds around 10 knots or less will continue through at east saturday night, with seas of 2 feet or less. a weak low may develop near the leeward islands and move toward the bahamas saturday night and sunday. winds will turn northeast saturday night and sunday, and possibly increase depending on the placement and intensity of the low. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of aug 20, 2014 at 1200 utc... 2 nautical miles east southeast of fowey rocks. 8 nautical miles east of port everglades. 6 nautical miles east of lake worth. 7 nautical miles southeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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windeast southeast 10 to 15 knotseast 5 to 10 knotseast 5 to 10 knotsnortheast 10 to 15 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft

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