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Currently, it's 7:11 pm Wed Jan 28 2015 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 12-9-2013

The last week had a few periods of rideable waves when the wind came up and coincided with the right tide. I saw some waves get to about waist high, but it was really unrideable most of the week. This upcoming week is looking a little bit better, but still pretty weak overall. Look for winds to increase as a front nears South Florida midweek, then dissipate. High pressure builds in from the north, along with increased winds. I'm guessing we'll see the biggest of it on Saturday. Something like thigh to stomach high, unless the winds blow harder than forecast.

Upcoast looks to be pretty fun in the waist to chest range with lighter winds ahead of the front. It'll be bigger and sloppy up there once the winds start cranking, on Thursday.

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 12-5-2013

After a few weeks of rideable surf, we've hit a flat spell. Nothing on the horizon until late in to the weekend/early next week when SE winds are forecast to increase ahead of our next front. That front should be in North Florida sometime around next Thursday. Basically, we're in a period of stable, nice weather. No surf for now. Well... ok, maybe a rideable bump at the right tides if/when the winds blowing a bit.

Plenty of other stuff to do in Miami this week with Art Basel in town, and the holidays upcoming. Remember to shop small... Our local businesses rely on us. Show 'em some support, now and throughout the year. Dollars spent locally stay local and strengthen our entire economy/community!

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 11-24-2013

Quick update for the forecast...

Light winds this morning will give way to very strong N, turning Ne winds this afternoon and evening. Monday should have some solid chop with maybe some underlying swell. As we head towards Tuesday, winds will clock more southerly, but maintain 20+. Looks good for a south windswell.

So, maybe some swell will filter down ahead of the winds Sunday, otherwise look for chop to build today and tomorrow. Later, winds go East, then ESE, eventually making it to south sometime Tuesday/ Weds. Waves should be around a bit.

Looking at a cleanup Upcoast on Weds, and then another cold front for Tgiving weekend.

Tons of waves...not much clean swell.

Forecast bradswells

Surf Forecast 11-21-2013

Conditions haven't been stellar in SoBe for the last couple of weeks, but we've had some ridable surf every few days. Yesterday afternoon even saw a brief period of glassy groundswell, albeit filled with big moon jellyfish. Sets were mostly in the thigh-high range, with a few sets pushing waist+. Flat by morning.

That last little swell was the product of a cold front that is currently stalled upcoast. Winds are hard east up above around Port St Lucie, and much lighter as you head south. That dividing line in the wind created some great conditions for the little swell that filtered south ahead of the front, from Palm Beaches down to SoBe.

Look for winds to come up a bit outta the east tonight and in to Friday. This will likely push us back in the rideable range, then dying out in to Saturday.

On Sunday, a strong cold front will start making its way south in to our area. Look for the front to pass on Monday, with increasing winds and waves. We could see a little swell from this front similar to the last, maybe on Sunday. Eventually as the front passes, winds turn NE and increase. Monday in to Tuesday should be some solid chop, in the waist to chest range.

Upcoast will be dealing with similar wind conditions, but with more swell under the chop. This Saturday could be fun with a leftover swell and dying winds ahead of the next front. Probably solid chest high to start the day...

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 436 hours old
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 8244 hours old
Wed 28 Jan 15 06:00 pm
Wed 28 Jan 15 06:00 pm
Wed 28 Jan 15 06:00 pm
Wed 28 Jan 15 06:00 pm
Sat 10 Jan 15 03:00 pm
Observation is 436 hours old
Wind ----N (350)
@ 17.6 kt
N (360)
@ 17.6 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
N (340)
@ 19.2 kt
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Atmp/SST ----58.8 F/69.6 F60.6 F/76.1 Fn/a F/70.5 F60.6 F/72 F----
Significant Waves --------4.6 ft @ 14 sec------
Wind Waves ----3.9 ft @ 5.3 sec5.6 ft @ 7.1 sec4.3 ft @ 4.8 sec------
Swell ----3.6 ft @ 13.8 sec3.6 ft @ 13.8 sec2 ft @ 14.3 sec------
from: 551 pm est wed jan 28 2015
Synopsis: ....high pressure will build southward toward the region thursday. a weak cold front will cross the waters friday...with high pressure returning for the weekend. .gulf stream hazards...seas of 5 to 7 feet through thursday...then 4 to 6 feet into the weekend. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of jan 28, 2015 at 1200 utc... 5 nautical miles south southeast of fowey rocks. 8 nautical miles east of port everglades. 2 nautical miles south southeast of lake worth. 12 nautical miles east southeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of tonight thursday thursday night friday
windnorth northeast around 15 knotseast northeast around 15 knotseast northeast 10 to 15 knotsnorth northeast 5 to 10 knots
seas 4 to 6 ft 4 to 6 ft 3 to 5 ft 2 to 4 ft

Maps

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Tides

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