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Hurricane Katia – North Atlantic

Updated: 11pm EDT Wed Aug 31 2011

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Wind: 74 MPH | Location: 15.0N 44.4W | Movement: WNW

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Tropical Storm Katia – North Atlantic

Updated: 5pm EDT Wed Aug 31 2011

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Wind: 70 MPH | Location: 14.6N 42.6W | Movement: WNW

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Tropical Storm Katia – North Atlantic

Updated: 11am EDT Wed Aug 31 2011

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Wind: 64 MPH | Location: 14.2N 40.8W | Movement: WNW

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Wednesday Morning

Little knee to thigh high mushburgers this morning in North Broward. SUP and Longboard at best. It might get a little better with a lower tide.

Tell you what, that little session I had this morning really let me know how beat up I am from surfing Irene. Everything still hurts!

Maybe another round of pain heading our way soon. There’s a potential disturbance in the Gulf and TS Katia is on her way to Central Florida’s swell window sometime next week.

The wave models have been forming the gulf disturbance for a couple days now and Da Buh is thinking it might happen too. This should keep us busy for the next week!

Fishing Report Sept. 8, 2011

Dade Broward Palm Beach

Brought to you by Capt. Marc Wyckoff

(954) 857-6689 Crowd Pleaser Sportfishing (954) 673-3616 or (954) 673-3616

Ok, lets start with the offshore report. Dolphin, for the most part have been out near the swordfish grounds. Not to much inshore of that this week. Some micro-mahi about 10 off but not worth the time. If you find some debris though, you can almost guarantee a few nice mahi and wahoo will be hanging around it. There have been a bunch of football size blackfin tuna around from 200′ to 450′ of water. Now, if you can put the time in on the reef and on out to 300′, there have been ALOT of wahoo around. Trolling with planers and live baiting bonitos have been the ticket. Kingfishing remains slow, with mostly school size fish being caught on the deeper side, like 185′. A few fish started biting on Labor day in the normal 100′ to 150′ range. Nothing really to speak of though. Bonitos and sailfish are still in the mix. On the Bottom lots of Red Groupers still around the inside patch reefs. That’s all I’ve got for this week. GET TIGHT!!

Biscayne Bay

Seatrout to three pounds, mangrove snappers to 14 inches, bluefish, jacks, blue runners and pompano smacking on every cast. What made these fish decide to feed like this is anyone’s guess but we tried a bunch of different types of artificial lures. Once the sun got up, the fish went deep and stopped feeding. All the action took place along the deeper sides of the grass flats right where the channel ended and the grass flat started. Best depth of water was in four to six feet. Look for diving birds to help you locate the right spot.

Deerfield Pier Wednesday Morning!

Small SE dribble. Ankle to Knee High plus. Kinda sorta Long-Boardable. Go! Tropical Storm Katia is out there! Winds are SE at 10-15+ with a High Tide around 11:00 AM. Keep Praying!!! Adios!

Tropical Storm Katia – North Atlantic

Updated: 5am EDT Wed Aug 31 2011

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Wind: 64 MPH | Location: 13.9N 39.1W | Movement: WNW

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Tropical Storm Katia – North Atlantic

Updated: 11pm EDT Tue Aug 30 2011

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Wind: 59 MPH | Location: 13.3N 37.5W | Movement: WNW

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Returning from Indo to Hurricane Irene

As I return from Indo from shooting salt water for nearly 23 days straight, Hurricane Irene turns 120 miles from my landing strip at Miami Airport.  The second we land Matt Oberman and I turn back into surf mode, from zombie mode = 37 hours of traveling.  Making calls and narrowing in where to go since we still had 4 hours of daylight remaining and I had the most amazing girlfriend ever picking us up ready to chase it upcoast.  For the next two days I was on it nonstop shooting it from Fort Lauderdale to Palm beach.  Swimming with my housing, shooting from land and trying to somehow shake off some serious jet lag.  By Friday afternoon the lack of rest had caught up and had to get some red bull in me before the last swim of the day out at Reef Road.  Tanner Strohmenger, Cheyne Cottrell and I had chased it all day and ended up scoring some surf but not without the influx of jellyfish consuming every itchable part of our bodies.  With the rise of the sun on Saturday much of South Florida discovered that Irene was still bearing gifts and Palm Beach was nearly the same size.  So it was on again, but I would stay south where the swell had reached some pretty rare spots in South Palm Beach County along with Broward County.  As I knew all the coverage was being focused on Palm Beach and Northward along the East coast of the US, no one was shooting down south.  Putting eggs into that basket paid off on Saturday when we got the shots.  You can see some of them on Surfline.com and ESPN.com, while more will come in print later.  Next up Katia….
Ben Hicks
Boca Raton Photography & Design
www.bocaratonphoto.com

Tropical Storm Katia – North Atlantic

Updated: 5pm EDT Tue Aug 30 2011

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Wind: 59 MPH | Location: 12.7N 35.4W | Movement: WNW

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