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Currently, it's 5:36 am Sun Oct 23 2016 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Forecast Pete

Forecast for the week

After a marginal spring we are getting to the time of year when things slow down considerably.  Unfortunately things don't look good for the next week to 10 days. A small backround swell continues in Central/North fla thru the week.  The small local wavlets we have had around here die out as the winds decrease and go more Southerly.   Models show some potential from a low off the NE but it is mainly over land and looks like it will not get enough traction off the ocean to send us much. Still, that is a system to bear watching. Lets try to keep things on the positive side so King Neptune can reward us soon.  Enjoy

Forecast wyatt


The Bush /Cheney years have finally caught up with us. Not only do we have close to $4 per gallon (a good thing) but now we have food riots in third world areas, food rationing here in the US, an economic recession, mortgage foreclosures tornados, fires and mudslides somewhere and NO WAVES!

Forecast Pete

Forecast for the week

At least we are in the pattern of ridables as of late.  Some interesting patterns coming up. First we get a short shot of SE windchop on Monday. Models are iffy on the fetch so it still remains to be seen if it pans out. We need at least 15 knts and 110 deg wind to allow traction on the Fla straits to give us those fun SE ridables that we usually get this time of year. Some of you have noticed the past few years we sometimes get light local winds with very fun SE windswell as the winds are stornger down the straights. This one has the possibility of that setup but it will be short lived as a weak front comes down early in the week and changes the wind patterns. Up the road offers up weak NE swell also starting tomorrow and the stronger NE swell now purported to arrive sometime Tuesday (barring the decay effect). There is a possibility of the swell being greeted by SW-NW winds somewhere upcoast as the front approaches but the timing of that is the wildcard. By Wed  the winds turn North and pick up chopping things out but also giving us a short shot of N/NE windchop.  Way further out  (like next weekend) a pattern of increasing E/SE winds comes up and gives us a decent chance of bread and butter windchop down here. Overall a decent pattern to keep us happy before the flat season arrives.  Enjoy Laughing

Forecast Pete

Weekend forecast

Very nice low wrapping up the spring season. Unfortunately we didn't get much down here but those of you that made the drive scored some biggy's if you were at the right spot. For this weekend we will have diminishing NE swell to the tune of around 4 ft at 10-11 sec for Sat and smaller and weaker Sunday -likely 2-ft at 9-10 sec. Winds will primarily be SE and fairly light particularly in the Am. The further North you go the better the chance of lighter winds as the High pressure moves out into the Atlantic and a weak trough moves thru the upper parts of the state. Best bet will be Treasure coast North but North Palm beaches may have decent ridables at the right spot.  Sat a much better call than Sun unless you crave small loggables.  Further out a cut off low develops but its way to far out to predict anything right now. Word has it the Jet stream is lifting this year giving us a possible dryish summer with increased chances of Hurricanes . Interesting stuff so stay tuned. Enjoy...

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from: Sun 23 Oct 16 05:00 am
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
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Wind ----------------NW (310)
@ 10 kt
NW (330)
@ 17.2 kt
Atmp/SST ----------------66 F/79.9 F72 F/81.3 F
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from: 404 am edt sun oct 23 2016
Synopsis: ....high pressure over the southeast states will gradually migrate east during the next several days. winds will veer to the northeast today and become breezy by tuesday. seas will also gradually increase, resulting in deteriorating marine conditions lasting through the end of the work week. shower activity will also increase by mid week. .gulf stream hazards...seas building to 6 feet tuesday. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of oct 20, 2016 at 1200 utc... 5 nautical miles east southeast of fowey rocks. 8 nautical miles east southeast of port everglades. 7 nautical miles northeast of lake worth. 8 nautical miles east northeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
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windnortheast around 15 knotseast northeast around 15 knotseast northeast around 15 knotsnortheast 15 to 20 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 4 ft 2 to 3 ft


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Tropical Surface Analysis
Tropical Atlantic Surface Analysis Map
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WW3 Heights
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