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Currently, it's 2:41 pm Wed May 25 2016 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast Pete

Waves this week !!!

Looks like we will finally get some ridables this week.  Firstly the wind increase from our high pressure above us will likely pan out as the models had predicted.  Look for increasing E then SE wind chop from 15-20 knts winds starting today and going thru Wed. There will also be quite a few hours of S winds so a mild clean up should occur for you die hard baby S swellers. The real story is that giant low that is currently deepening off Nova Scotia. All the models agree that there will be sideband fringe swell from the NE in the Palm Beaches North starting late Tuesday and going thru Thursday AM.  Primary angle will be 45 deg shifting to 60 deg by sometime Thursday. Heights range from 4-6-8 ft at 13-14 sec  on most models with the 4ft 13 sec scenario being the most popular. The better models take the Bahama blockage into account so don't expect much South of the Palm Beaches (NE swell wise).  As Mr W correctly pointed out thereis a good possibility of offshores coinciding with with the NE swell on Thursday. So there you have it. Sumting for everyone. Cross your fingers and be good, spread the positive vibes. King Neptune has been watching us and will reward those that do.  I officially declare this King Neptune week. Go out there and enjoy. Tongue out

Forecast tc

Mark Wilder's latest adventure

Mark Wilder has been pretty into his most recent project somewhere in Mex. And I'm not being glib about the "somewhere" thing, he isn't really letting the cat out of the bag about this spot he's been going to. Rumor has it he blindfolded the last group to go down. Anyway, let him explain it: "Due to the discussions regarding secret spots @ six months ago on your "site".... I thought I'd give people out there something to get stoked on and chat about from the vid. Just wanted to let them know that Dave and I are back in Mex finishing the Second chapter in my upcoming flick and wanted to share w/ them what the happenings are w/ my vid and one of their own, Dave Begley, and what we've been up too....So if people are wondering where me and Dave have disappeared to... now they know. I'm just trying to keep the dream alive and let them know that if you try hard enough you just might find the the ultimate prize.... and for Surfer's ...that would be finding a world class point break all your own! Now we're back in Mex after exploring the surrounding area and coastline and now we're back to film it. I'll just let you write it uo so you can post it up w/ the vid at your convenience."

Open Thread Tj

Alright WTF!

Jeez, Wyatt is a total slacker.  Pete is in Chile, I'm in Tally and he can't update the post?????  WTF!!!  Alright TC, who are our new posters?  I KNOW this post will motivate for a new one - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

BTW - Mark it - book it - lock it in.  Surfrider is bringing in Mike Watson from Surfline to do a seminar Thursday, March 27th - "The Science of Waves".  We're all jr. surf meteorologists and we'll get to hear from someone gettin paid to get it right.  Gonna be very cool.

Yeah, yeah, Wyatt - take your head out of Obama's @$$ and get to postin - punk! 

Forecast Pete

Get it whilst you can

I thought I'd update the page. Looks like another round of bread and butter SE wc.  I'm quite a ways from Soflo right now but judging from the reports and cams you guys are getting ridables.  Fowey showed a good 25knts for nearly 12 hours (yay). but has dropped to 20 knts S/SE since midday and the lower bouys had less winds in the 20 knts range. In other words get it today as it might not be around for tomorrow. Seems like the last few events the wind picks back up out of nowhere but i'll be very surprised if it happens a third time.  Later in the weekend there is an outside chance of bouncy swell but you all know how that has gone this year. Short NE chop event Sunday night into Monday. Proly not worth much except for desperados.  Very quiet pattern till 180 hrs out (next weekend).  Too early to tell but looks marginal at this time. I be one stoked mofo getting real waves down here in Chile. Surfed a solid swell overhead and clean at a fav point.  Funny thing was that the models had the surf at 6ft at 8 sec and it seemed more like 10ft at 12-14 sec. Pacific is so big even the backround swells have punch. 

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Recent Observations
from: Wed 25 May 16 02:00 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 19830 hours old
Wed 25 May 16 01:00 pm
Wed 25 May 16 01:00 pm
Wed 25 May 16 01:00 pm
Wed 25 May 16 02:00 pm
Wed 25 May 16 02:00 pm
Wind ----E (70)
@ 11.8 kt
NE (40)
@ 9.8 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
E (70)
@ 12.2 kt
E (70)
@ 18.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----78.4 F/79 F76.1 F/78.6 Fn/a F/79.9 F79.7 F/81.7 F79.9 F/83.7 F
Significant Waves --------3.3 ft @ 5 sec----
Wind Waves ----2 ft @ 4 sec1 ft @ 3.7 sec3.3 ft @ 5.3 sec----
Swell ----1.6 ft @ 9.1 sec3.3 ft @ 9.1 sec0.7 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 759 am edt wed may 25 2016
Synopsis: .... a ridge of high pressure will remain over the southeastern united states into wednesday night before weakening late this week. at the same time...a mid to upper level low should develop just east of south florida and move back over the peninsula of florida. this will allow for somewhat drier conditions through thursday before showers and thunderstorms return to the area for late this week. .gulf stream hazards...seas of 4 to 5 feet are forecast in the gulf stream today. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of may 21, 2016 at 1200 utc... 21 nautical miles east southeast of fowey rocks. 30 nautical miles east of port everglades. 19 nautical miles east of lake worth. 18 nautical miles east northeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( rest of today tonight thursday thursday night
windeast northeast 15 to 20 knotseast northeast 10 to 15 knotsnortheast 10 to 15 knotseast northeast 10 to 15 knots
seas 2 to 4 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
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Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
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WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
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Tides

Miami Tides
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