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Currently, it's 7:57 am Sat Apr 19 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Open Thread Tj

SURFRIDER TRIBE HITS THE WARPATH

     JOIN THE FIGHT!  Send an email to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez. ACT NOW!

Chop-o-matic is thumping and south Haulover Inlet is the place to be.  Surfrider is laying it on the line to get final victory in protecting that spot.  We've learned that the Florida Department of Transportation has offered Dade County the opportunity to take over the parking lots up there.  FDOT will be meeting Mayor Alvarez on Thursday and we've got 3 days to email the heck out of the Mayor's Office and let him know he should accept the offer.  You can learn all the details about this by clicking here.  Tell your friends, we need everyone to get involved!

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Island Hoppers - Jamaica

In case you missed it, here is the first episode of Island Hoppers. Excellent work by this Miami-based crew!
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Open Thread Tj

SURFRIDER MTG - THURSDAY SEPT. 27TH - 7PM @ MB BOTANICAL GARDEN

Well it was a great run of fun surf, especially for summer and no hurricane in our swell window.  Only bummer was seeing that my homebreak in mid-beach is pretty f'd up from all the sand they've been dumping. I feel like I've lost a friend.  

The Surfrider tribe is all over fighting this junk and doing good things for our waves and beaches.  Surfrider tribe gatherings are always a cool vibe, always pizza and drinks served, always the last Thursday of every month, 7pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

Forecast Tj

Will there be waves on Friday?

UPDATE: Well it's been a nice run but the 11sec period waves on the inner canaveral bouy are gone and honestly I can't remember the last time we got 4 days of waves.  Talked to folks (Abe, my man!) that got 7 seshs in on this swell.  Fingers crossed that we got something in the AM.

Seems the little sneeker swell from yesterday continues. Nothing to get excited about just some thigh high peelers with an occasional waister if you give it time. I reccomend a longboard for the fun factor.

Seems the system went down this AM, hopefully the bugs are worked out.

BTW - Upcoast is looking good, though the onshores have set in.

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Recent Observations
from: Sat 19 Apr 14 07:00 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 1415 hours old
Sat 19 Apr 14 07:00 am
Sat 19 Apr 14 07:00 am
Sat 19 Apr 14 07:00 am
Sat 19 Apr 14 07:00 am
Sat 19 Apr 14 07:00 am
Wind ----SW (210)
@ 17.6 kt
S (170)
@ 19.6 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SW (230)
@ 5.1 kt
NW (320)
@ 4.1 kt
Atmp/SST ----72.7 F/72 F76.6 F/76.5 Fn/a F/73.6 F76.8 F/77.5 F74.3 F/77.7 F
Significant Waves --------4.6 ft @ 10 sec----
Wind Waves ----3.3 ft @ 5.6 sec6.6 ft @ 5.9 sec3.9 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----4.9 ft @ 9.1 sec3.6 ft @ 9.1 sec1.6 ft @ 10.5 sec----
from: 641 am edt sat apr 19 2014
...tornado watch 84 in effect until 10 am edt this morning.
Synopsis: ....a tornado watch is in effect this morning for the atlantic and biscayne bay waters of south florida waters for strong to severe thunderstorms. .gulf stream hazards...seas builing to 7 feet sunday night into monday. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of apr 18, 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.
__/(__/(__/(__( today tonight sunday sunday night
windsouth southwest 11 to 16 knotswest 12 to 17 knotswest 12 to 17 knotswest northwest 9 to 14 knots
seas 2 to 4 ft 2 to 4 ft 2 to 4 ft 2 to 3 ft

Maps

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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
created: Saturday April 19, 2014 07:34 am
Tropical Satellite
Tropical Atlantic Satellite Map from the Weather Channel
created: Saturday April 19, 2014 05:14 am
WW3 Heights
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave height forecast
created: Saturday April 19, 2014 07:35 am
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WW3 Periods
NOAA WaveWatch3 wave period forecast
created: Saturday April 19, 2014 07:36 am
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Tides

Miami Tides
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