Currently, it's 7:55 pm Thu Aug 21 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida
Forecast from bradswellsPosted August 26th, 2013 08:48 AM
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 from bradswellsPosted August 7th, 2013 11:16 AM
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 from bradswellsPosted July 29th, 2013 01:32 PM
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 from crsurfPosted July 26th, 2013 11:56 PM
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