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Currently, it's 8:49 pm Wed Apr 16 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast Pete

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Hope everyone got to surf this past swell.  Pics are starting to come in. There are some Sobe pics as well as some good shots of RR. I like the angle of Jose and some of the watershots.  On top of that we have a real nice gallery from our ol friend Blaze in the South Pacific.

As for this week, we have a dry front coming down. A quick shot of North winds, stronger upcoast lighter down here. This will occur this evening and thru tomorrow . Unfortunately minimal chance of NW' erlies but never say never.  Tomorrow look for waist high North windswell maybe shoulder high in select places (Palm beaches or maybe even South) with a 10-15 knt North wind More NW in central Fla.

Further out this weekends low setup is looking like a bust . Too bad as the models had it blowing up earlier in the week. Longer range models hinting of NE fetch aimed at us. Thank god for fall weather and waves.

Report wyatt

TOLD JA!

Sozbech is going off. Size, winds are in alignment...YET it 's surprisingly mixed up BUT am I complaining? Hell NA! Sets are beautiful cobra heads striking at all who dare the drop. Dave making them all and being rewarded with barrel after barrel. Others getting ground into the sand if they make the drop and those who don't make the drop.....well it is the classic South Beach sitting chair position as they fly 5 to 10 feet out onto the flats! That's what I call being pitched! Mid-beach has long OH lines and it's feathering on the second reef. TJ and I watched in amazement as 5 wave sets poured in. Sand bars are a mess there so many closeouts and very dredgy. High tide will be better but what will the wind be by then?

Forecast Tj

The Winds turned in the night!

Winds clocked NNW last night and then NW in the early morning.  They're starting to clock back and the marine forecast has them N 15-20kts for the day.  Same forecast has 2-4ft of swell in the water holding through Sunday.  So, I anxiously wait an hour for first light and hopefully some clean faces for drops with a 20kt wind - in the face.

Forecast wyatt

CLOUDS MOVING FASTER

Well the chop fest has been with us for a few days now. Yesterday afternoon winds dropped and the rain stopped just in time for the chillens to score candy. (Keela, Mason don’t hide the 10 lbs of Halloween loot under your beds-remember ANTS!) This morning it seems we're under the influence of Noel and less of the High. Winds have picked up some and the direction is now NNE and the clouds are moving at a good clip. This effect will clean things up but also increase the drift. I do not see any chance of NW winds in Florida. Never-the-less, we should see an improvement in wave quality here today and tomorrow AND could see a better possibility of increasing swell underneath the chop. Swell component will depend on the track Noel takes. More Easterly Noel travels, the more you'll have to travel further up coast.

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Recent Observations
from: Wed 16 Apr 14 08:00 pm
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 1356 hours old
Wed 16 Apr 14 07:00 pm
Wed 16 Apr 14 07:00 pm
Wed 16 Apr 14 07:00 pm
Wed 16 Apr 14 08:00 pm
Wed 16 Apr 14 08:00 pm
Wind ----NE (50)
@ 19.6 kt
NE (40)
@ 19.6 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
NE (40)
@ 20.2 kt
NE (50)
@ 17.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----71.1 F/73.9 F71.4 F/75.7 Fn/a F/73.2 F74.7 F/76.5 F76.5 F/78.4 F
Significant Waves --------4.9 ft @ 5 sec----
Wind Waves ----5.2 ft @ 7.1 sec6.6 ft @ 6.7 sec4.9 ft @ 5 sec----
Swell ----3.6 ft @ 11.4 sec4.9 ft @ 8.3 sec0.3 ft @ 15.4 sec----
from: 521 pm edt wed apr 16 2014
Synopsis: ....a stationary front will move little through this afternoon and evening across the florida straits. the front will then move back through south florida late tonight into thursday as a warm front. this will allow for showers over the local waters late tonight and into thursday. additionally a small northeast swell will also affect the palm beach waters late tonight into thursday. .gulf stream hazards...seas building to 7 feet in the palm beach waters thursday. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of apr 16, 2014 at 1200 utc... 9 nautical miles east northeast of fowey rocks. 14 nautical miles east northeast of port everglades. 12 nautical miles east northeast of lake worth. 14 nautical miles northeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( tonight thursday thursday night friday
windeast northeast 11 to 16 knotseast 10 to 15 knotseast southeast 14 to 19 knotssoutheast 11 to 16 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 4 ft 3 to 5 ft 3 to 5 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Wednesday April 16, 2014 08:34 pm
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Wednesday April 16, 2014 08:14 pm
WW3 Heights
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created: Wednesday April 16, 2014 07:35 pm
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WW3 Periods
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Tides

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