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Currently, it's 5:24 am Wed Jul 23 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Tropical Depression Two

Updated: 5am EDT Wed Jul 23 2014
Wind: 34 MPH | Location: 13.9N 53.2W | Movement: WNW
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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!

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!

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Recent Observations
from: Wed 23 Jul 14 05:00 am
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 3693 hours old
Wed 23 Jul 14 04:00 am
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Wed 23 Jul 14 05:00 am
Wind ----S (200)
@ 7.8 kt
S (160)
@ 15.7 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (140)
@ 12.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----82 F/83.3 F82.8 F/83.7 Fn/a F/83.8 F82 F/84.4 F83.8 F/85.6 F
Significant Waves --------2.3 ft @ 7 sec----
Wind Waves ----1 ft @ 2.7 sec3.6 ft @ 6.7 sec2.3 ft @ 7.1 sec----
Swell ----2.3 ft @ 7.1 sec2 ft @ 7.7 sec0.3 ft @ 11.1 sec----
from: 413 am edt wed jul 23 2014
Synopsis: ....high pressure will dominate through this weekend...with light southeast winds and benign seas continuing. locally hazardous winds and seas are possible in and near scattered showers and thunderstorms. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of jul 21, 2014 at 1200 utc... 4 nautical miles east of fowey rocks. 10 nautical miles east of port everglades. 12 nautical miles east of lake worth. 16 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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