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Currently, it's 6:34 am Fri Apr 18 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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DadeCo community loses a south Florida shaper

There will be a paddle out for Marcos from Chilo Surfboards at 6pm, Wednesday at 1st Street Miami Beach.

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Small fun surf on tap for Memorial Day weekend

This Memorial Day weekend the surf in Brevard County should get up to waist high with a few bigger sets. Was surfing it yesterday from 8-10 a.m. with offshores and knee high surf at high tide. I'll be up here til the 31st, so if you want to come up for a sesh, drop me a line. Also, today is REEF APPRECIATION DAY at Balsa Bill's Surf Shop in south Satellite Beach (12-4 p.m.). Live music, prizes, and a afternoon low tide displaying the beauty of Brevard's unique coastal ecosystem that needs to be protected. There's also plans to re-dredge the north and south beaches of Brevard this fall, messing up the sand bars for another 6 years, but I'll save that for another post.

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Hands Across the Sand - Saturday May 18th - 6th St. Miami Beach

WHAT:  Hands Across the Sand:  Mass Gathering - YES to Clean Energy and NO to Offshore Oil Drilling

Surfrider Dune Restoration: Volunteer removal of invasive species to restore natural habitat and health of beach dune. Surfrider Miami partnering with Urban Paradise Guild

WHEN: Saturday, May 18 – Dune Restore 8:30-11 am - Hands Across the Sand 11:30-12:15 

WHY: A healthy Coastal Economy requires healthy Beaches.  The future of Miami depends on clean energy!

WHERE: Miami Beach (SoBe), on the Beach at 6th Street – look for Surfrider tent

DETAILS for Dune Restoration  Surfrider volunteers & a certified biologist will provide instruction, gloves, equipment, cold water & snacks, community & community service forms.  Signed waivers req’d by all participants.  Young kids must be accompanied by adult.  Wear solid shoes – no sandals!  Bring re-fillable water bottle.

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Friday Dune Restoration in Miami Beach with Bacardi!

Correction... with employees of Bacardi. 40 of them in fact, helping to replant the dune line up at 79th St. in Miami Beach, from 9 a.m. to about noon. We need volunteers to help with the setup and cleanup for the day, plus plant of course. It will be a lot of fun!

Check the Surfrider SoFla Facebook page for more details or the website - www.surfridermiami.org.

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Recent Observations
from: Fri 18 Apr 14 06:00 am
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 1390 hours old
Fri 18 Apr 14 05:00 am
Fri 18 Apr 14 05:00 am
Fri 18 Apr 14 05:00 am
Fri 18 Apr 14 06:00 am
Fri 18 Apr 14 06:00 am
Wind ----E (70)
@ 21.6 kt
E (70)
@ 15.7 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
E (110)
@ 16.1 kt
SE (120)
@ 22.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----72.5 F/74.3 F73 F/76.1 Fn/a F/73 F77.2 F/76.5 F77.9 F/77.7 F
Significant Waves --------7.2 ft @ 10 sec----
Wind Waves ----5.9 ft @ 7.7 sec6.6 ft @ 7.7 sec6.6 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----5.6 ft @ 9.1 sec5.6 ft @ 10 sec3 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 407 am edt fri apr 18 2014
Synopsis: ....a warm front will continue to move northward into central florida today, as low pressure develops in the gulf of mexico. the low will then move east northeast across northern florida tonight and move into the western atlantic waters on saturday. this will allow for a cold front to move through south florida late tonight into saturday morning. a line of showers and thunderstorms will be moving from the gulf of mexico through south florida tonight. some of the storms could even be strong to even severe with the primary impacts being gusty winds and a few weak tornadoes. the easter weekend look drier with only a some showers over the area saturday morning. .gulf stream hazards...seas will build to at least 7 feet by sunday night. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of apr 16, 2014 at 1200 utc... 9 nautical miles east northeast of fowey rocks. 14 nautical miles east northeast 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.
__/(__/(__/(__( today tonight saturday saturday night
windsoutheast 12 to 17 knotssouth southeast 12 to 17 knotssouthwest 13 to 18 knotswest northwest 13 to 18 knots
seas 4 to 6 ft 2 to 4 ft 3 to 5 ft 2 to 4 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Friday April 18, 2014 06:34 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Friday April 18, 2014 05:14 am
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
created: Friday April 18, 2014 04:35 am
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
created: Friday April 18, 2014 04:36 am
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Tides

Miami Tides
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