Palm Beach Surf Forecast, Updated local surf forecast for SE Florida

Updated: March 24, 2015 - Surf forecast for the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.

***Update on the Palm Beach Midtown Beach renourishment project. About a third finished(Sunset north) Working on Breakers south now. Will finish by end of April.
The Jupiter/Carlin project is expected to be complete by March 31st. I haven't seen any updates lately.

REWIND: not a whole lot out there the past coulpe days.


ON THE MAPS:  Nice fetch in the nook right now creating swell that will arrive late Tuesday.  Nothing huge, just a waist high, maybe up to chest high NE swell.  Wind will pick up in the afternoons with a SE seabreeze which wil cross-chop it up.  Going light again by Wednesday morning.  Swell fades Thursday the all eyes on a strong cold front for the weekend.



TUESDAY: Flat in the morning then a NE swell building in waist to maybe chest high by the end of the day. Wind W 5-10 in the morning turning SE 5-15 in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY:  Waist to maybe chest high NE swell. Clean with offshore winds early, turning SSE onshore in the afternoon putting some cross-chop on the face. Fading a bit through the day.

THURSDAY:  Knee to waist high NE swell mixing in with a south swell as the winds swing south and pick up. Cleaner north of the bend. Wind South 15kts.

FRIDAY: Clean Knee high longboard wave, Wind SW 10-15kts.

Long Ranger Surfcast:  Models agreeing on pushing a stronger front through Saturday finally cooling us off!  With that we could see a late season refraction swell/NNE swell set up on Sunday. Still need to sort out the details but we are looking at surf picking up again by later Saturday and Sunday. . It looks like the cooler/active pattern will stick around through about mid April. That could mean some more opportunities for swell!  Early peeks at April-May-June look wetter than normal for south Florida. Stay tuned!

Next update: not a lot of updates, I'm off for a week.

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Teleconnections have not been working well at all this winter, but here's what normally we would look at:

NAO:  (We're looking for it to be negative in the winter)

The Arctic Oscillation: (looking for negative in the winter)

The PNA (we are looking for this to be POSITIVE in the winter)


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James Wieland
Surf Forecaster
News Channel 5
West Palm Beach/
Treasure Coast


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