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Currently, it's 9:14 am Sun Feb 19 2017 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Forecast

Small leftovers today, hope you got the goods the past two days.  Right now Fay skirting the coast. Likelihood of kickback swell extremely low given the current track (hugging too close to land before it recurves back into N Fla). We won't get enough fetch save for a small area of NE winds from Georgia to Flagler Beach. It was the awesome potential setup but lo and behold, it just wasn't meant to be.

This weekend should hold leftovers up the road but with the storm tracking back inland the wind is forecast to be onshore.

Further out at about 120 hrs out there will be a backround swell hitting upcoast at around 3-5 ft at 10-12 sec out of the E/SE

Great movie event last night in Ft Laudy, Shaun Tomson is a class act and an inspiration. Few Dade countyers made it save for Lance-O and a few Haulover locals.  The movie runs thru next Thursday and is not to be missed . It truly is one of the best Surfumentaries ever done. The sight of MR , Shaun, Rabbit , Ian and the rest of the Bronzed Aussie Movement was rad at the time. The just blew up The North shore.  Their style and flow is and will always be timeless.  Check the las Olas movie theatre for show times. I particularly like what Shaun mentioned about Surfrider " Its not enough to just go out and Surf". Get involved and make a difference. The world over communities of surfers are tackling issues and making a difference.

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Bustin' Down the Door


So if you follow the surf world, you probably know about Bustin' Down the Door, "The ground breaking action packed story takes a look at a dramatic moment in history when a group of young South African and Australian surfers put their lives on the line for a dream and changed their sport forever - for more information and the trailer - http://www.bustindownthedoor.com" SO I wasn't going to say anything about it, since it is well advertised, but in case you didn't know, Shaun Tomson is touring with the film and has a couple of showings in South Florida. Shaun is a good guy that is really stoked about this film (he personally emailed me the info). Anyway, I've heard great things about the film, and hope to see it my self soon.

8/15 Melbourne Premiere Theatres Oaks - Shaun Tomson, PT 7:15
1800 West Hibiscus Blvd,
Melbourne, FL, 32901

8/16 Jacksonville Regal Beach Blvd - Shaun Tomson, PT 7.00
14051 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32250

8/17 Daytona Beach RC Cinemas Ocean Walk - Shaun Tomson 7:30
250 N. Atlantic Ave. Suite 300
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

8/18 West Palm Beach Regal Del Rey Beach - Shaun Tomson 8:05
1660 S. Federal Hwy.
Delray Beach, FL 33483

8/19 Ft. Lauderdale Sunrise Cinemas Las Olas Stadium 15 - Shaun Tomson 7:40
300 SW First Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Island Hoppers Anniversary Party - TONITE Aug 14 @ Purdy Lounge!

Rob just sent me this:

Kulcha Surf night at Purdy Lounge Island Hopppers Anniversary Party with Lance-O, Bootleg, 77 Jefferson, DJ Darma 1811 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Open Thread Tj

Remember the IXTOC!

Back in the 70's before I learned to surf, used to come visit my grandparents every year. It was those trips that got the sand in my toes and the ocean in my mind that I've come to revolve my life around. I vividly remember the year we had to have a bottle of baby oil in the trunk in order to clean the tar off our feet. It sucked and being a kid I didn't understand why it was happening.

Doing a little homework I now do, the IXTOC 1 spill. A non-U.S. rig that had a blowout in June 1979 which pumped 10 to 30 THOUSAND barrels of oil into the Gulf EVERYDAY until they capped it in March 1980. Little did I know, it was the 2nd largets oil spill in history.

That blowout was on an exploratory well and though U.S. rigs have not had a blowout since something like 1969, several have been fined by the Mineral Mgmt Service for having faulty blowout protection valves. I don't think I'm the only one that belives lately our Fed Govt has the foxes runnin the henhouses when it comes to Govt regulation on businesess, particularly EPA oversight of energy companies. Heck, the recent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac housing market meltdowns are pretty clear that the "we don't need regualtion" mantra is alive and well in DC.

So, what happens if we get a faulty blow out valve on a rig off FL? Check out the map below (the current proposal to allow driloing 50 miles form FL beaches) and keep in mind the Gulf Loop current that pushes through the FL Keys and up our coast as the Gulfstream. Back in 1970 I got tar on my feet from a blown well 600 miles SE of Texas - a blowout off the FL coast would ruin beachs and one off the SW FL coast could be catastrophic to the reefs of the FL Keys and the fishing and diving that we all know and love down there.

Just say NO is my opinion.

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Recent Observations
from: Sun 19 Feb 17 08:00 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 26306 hours old
Fri 07 Oct 16 04:00 am
Observation is 3246 hours old
Sat 20 Aug 16 10:00 am
Observation is 4392 hours old
Sun 19 Feb 17 08:00 am
Sun 19 Feb 17 08:00 am
Sun 19 Feb 17 08:00 am
Wind ------------n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SW (230)
@ 7.1 kt
SW (220)
@ 7.1 kt
Atmp/SST ------------n/a F/72.7 F73 F/n/a F76.5 F/73.9 F
Significant Waves ------------1.6 ft @ 10 sec----
Wind Waves ------------1.3 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ------------0.7 ft @ 11.1 sec----
from: 317 am est sun feb 19 2017
Synopsis: ....showers and a few thunderstorms are possible as a mid-level disturbance pushes across the region today. generally benign conditions should reign over the waters to start the week before the next system approaches mid to late in the week. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream is unavailable.
__/(__/(__/(__( today tonight monday monday night
windwest southwest 5 to 10 knotsnortheast 10 to 15 knotsnortheast 10 to 15 knotseast northeast 10 to 15 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 4 ft 2 to 3 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Sunday February 19, 2017 09:05 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Sunday February 19, 2017 09:02 am
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
created: Sunday February 19, 2017 07:35 am
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
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Tides

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