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Currently, it's 9:45 pm Thu Sep 18 2014 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida

Tropical Storm Edouard

Updated: 5pm EDT Thu Sep 18 2014
Wind: 70 MPH | Location: 39.9N 41.3W | Movement: E
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Wind: 23 MPH | Location: 11.2 19.9W | Movement: WNW
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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


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.

Open Thread Tj

Go Surf and GO VOTE! - BTW: HH is NOT closed: see the thread for details.

Yep, we're in for a week of sloppy, choppy, lumpy, bumpy, dumpy wind chop but hey it's what we're all weaned on so...it keeps us strong. We're also on the verge of monumental political challenge; especially on Miami Beach, the homefront for most environment, development and beach access issues. Early voting sites opened today and I STRONGLY encourage you to go vote if there is an election in your community. Off year elections are notorious for low turnout, so a community such as ours can have a BIG impact on who wins and loses. You can check out the Miami Herald reccomendations or you can email me at tjmarshall2001@yahoo.com if you want to know my personal picks. GO SURF - GO VOTE - BE STRONG - MAKE A BETTER FUTURE FOR EVERYONE.

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Recent Observations
from: Thu 18 Sep 14 09:00 pm
Spot st. augustine
canaveral east
ft. pierce
lake worth
fowey rocks
Wed 19 Feb 14 07:00 am
Observation is 5077 hours old
Thu 18 Sep 14 08:00 pm
Thu 18 Sep 14 08:00 pm
Thu 18 Sep 14 08:00 pm
Thu 18 Sep 14 09:00 pm
Thu 18 Sep 14 09:00 pm
Wind ----E (80)
@ 9.8 kt
E (70)
@ 7.8 kt
n/a (n/a)
@ -- kt
SE (120)
@ 5.1 kt
SW (230)
@ 10 kt
Atmp/SST ----82.8 F/85.6 F82.6 F/85.1 Fn/a F/83.7 F80.6 F/84.7 F83.3 F/84.9 F
Significant Waves --------2.3 ft @ 12 sec----
Wind Waves ----0.7 ft @ 2.2 sec1 ft @ 4.3 sec1.3 ft @ 9.9 sec----
Swell ----3 ft @ 12.1 sec3.3 ft @ 11.4 sec1.6 ft @ 11.8 sec----
from: 347 pm edt thu sep 18 2014
Synopsis: ....a weak trough will remain across the area through friday. low pressure is forecast to develop north of the bahamas and move northeast and away from the local area this weekend while the atlantic ridge over the florida straits lifts northward and into south florida this weekend into early next week. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of sep 17, 2014 at 1200 utc... 1 nautical miles east southeast of fowey rocks. 5 nautical miles east southeast of port everglades. 4 nautical miles east northeast of lake worth. 8 nautical miles north northeast of jupiter inlet. this data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
__/(__/(__/(__( tonight friday friday night saturday
windsouth southwest 5 to 10 knotssouth southwest 5 to 10 knotswest southwest 5 to 10 knotswest 5 to 10 knots
seas 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft 2 to 3 ft


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