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Forecast from wyattPosted October 26th, 2012 08:44 AM
This is a bucket for people to put their observations for the surfing public to reference. Over the next couple of days there WILL BE WAVES. Certainly SoBe today and hopefully tomorerow and then up coast as the weekend go es on. So here is your one stop spot for surfing decision making info.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted October 21st, 2012 11:35 AM
Increasing winds through the week will create some of the standard wind chop. Next weekend holds some interesting scenarios, notwithstanding one that could throw a perfect north swell with backside offshores for South Florida.
Right now, it's great fall weather with the cold front passing. There's a little north bump at SoBe, but not really breaking. Look for the wind to come up stronger tonight and tomorrow. The strongest winds will be from Wednesday on... the later part next week and the weekend are highly uncertain as we have a storm that is predicted to be spinning east of the Bahamas, moving northward. This feature, 99L, will likely become Sandy as it heads towards the Bahamas from the central Caribbean in the next few days. What the storm decides to do from there is too far out to say now... We are going to get waves until at least next Sunday. Chop for sure. Swell? Maybe.next weekend. Keep an eye this week for developments on Sandy.
Later, it will be Interesting to watch this storm head in to the North Atlantic at this time of year. We get the best NE swells when storms pop with the convergence of warm, moist tropical air and the much colder air in the Canadian Maritimes... Palm Beaches goes big and blue. Love that.
Forecast from crsurfPosted October 4th, 2012 10:55 AM
It's easy to say - "No waves - EVER" - and be right 90% of the time. This forecast starts with near flatness, weak knee to thigh high wind chop for South Florida with a waist to stomach high set wave at the right tides farther north. The next bump arrives in the afternoon of the 9th, with a Northeast swell pushing down the coast with chest to head high waves for PBC and waist high surf for Miami-Dade. It maxes out the morning of the 10th, so the best bet is to drive up to Brevard where you should score a few overhead waves, even though the wind will make it choppy. Of course it doesn't last past the 11th, so get on it while it's good.
Forecast from bradswellsPosted September 15th, 2012 05:47 PM
After that last run of swell, this forecast won't look too stellar. I hope everyone had a chance to get some waves. It's pretty rare for us to get over a week of groundswell!
There'll be some decent sized long period east swell from Nadine showing up today through about next Tuesday or Wednesday north of the Bahamas shadow. Winds aren't offshore or anything, but it will be plenty rideable. Looking to be chest high+ from now through Tuesday in the Sebastian area. Tuesday looks like it could be offshore as a trough is forecast to dip south and pull the winds southwest. In the meantime, light-ish winds from the east will be breaking up the lines a bit.
Locally, we have a bit of wind roughing up the ocean waters. It might get longboardable on lower tides on Sunday-Monday.
So... Is it just me, or did that last swell kinda screw a lot of us over?
I get just as amped as anyone for a hurricane swell, but these long period swells outta the east/east/southeast pretty much suck everywhere but 5 spots. I only had the chance to surf on Sunday, and chose to surf the Martin/St Lucie area. It was pretty crappy. I mean, I got a couple of fun ones... but it was nowhere near as good as I thought it would be given the swell and wind conditions. Friggin florida!
I'm looking forward to cold fronts.