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Currently, it's 12:06 am Sat Dec 20 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Plug Tj

SURFRIDER Dune Restoration & After-Party - Sat. Jan. 5th

Get involved with the Surfrider crew - Be a local!

Dune Restoration – 10am at 34th St.

After-Party – 7pm at BBQ Beach

See the thread for maps & details – attend either or both – open to everyone

Forecast Tj

Here come the onshores - Check out the N fetch though!

Well, life of a SoBe surfer - deal with it my peeps. Big ole' freight train of N fetch lining up just as the winds turn onshore. At least we get some bread and butter though it's tough to bear when you were expectin filet mignon.

Don't forget to RSVP for Surfrider's Dune Restoration on January 5th at 34th St. in Miami Beach. Plenty o' SoBe life water I mean plenty of coffee to keep you warm and motivated, free parking as well.

Later that night da killa After-Party at BBQ Beach. A cool surf flick compliments of the crew at IWS North Miami and a bombin slide show of local surf action from photog Oscar Socarras. BBQ Beach is throwin in a Beer Special - Oh no he didn't say it - Yes I did!

Forecast Tj

Miami Herald: [Surfrider] seeks better access.

Hope everyone is getting the goods with this Christmas gift swell. If you could take a minute and link through to the Miami Herald article about Bal Harbour and write a message in the Blog at the bottom of the story that would be a great Holiday gift to Surfrider. The more blog posts, the more potential for a follow-up story. Vent your anger about what's going on with beach access, post it on the Herald; then copy and paste it here! I put mine in the first post.

BTW for those that don't know all the details about the Bal Harbour issue check out the picture and video summary and then the chronology of events on the SFL Surfrider website.

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Recent Observations
from: Fri 19 Dec 14 06:00 pm
Observation is 6 hours old
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 7289 hours old
Fri 19 Dec 14 11:00 pm
Fri 19 Dec 14 11:00 pm
Fri 19 Dec 14 10:00 pm
Fri 19 Dec 14 11:00 pm
Fri 19 Dec 14 06:00 pm
Observation is 6 hours old
Wind ----SE (140)
@ 5.9 kt
E (110)
@ 5.9 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
E (100)
@ 10 kt
E (100)
@ 13.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----71.4 F/75 F71.1 F/75.9 Fn/a F/75.9 F72.9 F/75.7 F73 F/75.7 F
Significant Waves --------1.3 ft @ 11 sec----
Wind Waves ----0.7 ft @ 4 sec0.7 ft @ 3.4 sec1 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----1.3 ft @ 10 sec2 ft @ 10.8 sec0.7 ft @ 11.1 sec----
from: 1026 pm est fri dec 19 2014
Synopsis: ....high pressure will be located across south florida through saturday and then shift southeast into early next week as a cold front moves into north florida. showers and thunderstorms will be likely on wednesday as the front crosses through the area. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of dec 19, 2014 at 1200 utc... 6 nautical miles southeast of fowey rocks. 17 nautical miles north northeast of port everglades. 19 nautical miles north northeast of lake worth. 9 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of tonight saturday saturday night sunday
windeast southeast around 10 knotssoutheast 5 to 10 knotseast southeast 5 to 10 knotseast southeast around 10 knots
seas 2 to 4 ft


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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Saturday December 20, 2014 12:05 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Friday December 19, 2014 10:14 pm
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
created: Wednesday June 18, 2014 01:10 pm
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
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Miami Tides
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