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Currently, it's 2:37 am Tue Jul 29 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Wind: 34 MPH | Location: 9.7 37.3W | Movement: W
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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

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!

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Recent Observations
from: Tue 29 Jul 14 02:00 am
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 3834 hours old
Tue 29 Jul 14 01:00 am
Tue 29 Jul 14 01:00 am
Tue 29 Jul 14 01:00 am
Tue 29 Jul 14 02:00 am
Tue 29 Jul 14 02:00 am
Wind ----W (250)
@ 15.7 kt
SW (210)
@ 19.6 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
W (270)
@ 11.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----84.6 F/84.7 F82.9 F/84.2 Fn/a F/82.6 F82.4 F/82.6 F84.6 F/86.2 F
Significant Waves --------1 ft @ 9 sec----
Wind Waves ----1.6 ft @ 2.9 sec3.9 ft @ 4.5 sec------
Swell ----1.3 ft @ 8.3 sec1.3 ft @ 8.3 sec------
from: 1020 pm edt mon jul 28 2014
Synopsis: ....consistent westerly flow will develop into tuesday with a cold front forecast to enter northern florida. as it does...there will be increasing shower and thunderstorm chances forecast tuesday through the later part of the week. locally higher winds and seas are possible in and around scattered showers and thunderstorms each day. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of jul 28, 2014 at 1200 utc... 4 nautical miles east of fowey rocks. 19 nautical miles south southeast of port everglades. 7 nautical miles northeast of lake worth. 14 nautical miles south southeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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windsouthwest 10 to 15 knotssouthwest 5 to 10 knotswest southwest around 10 knotssouthwest 5 to 10 knots


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