Archives for October 2011

Halloween

Fun waist to chest high waves in Pompano this morning. Winds are offshore and the swell is holding. Not as frequent as early this morning but the sets are still coming in. Definitely worth a look later this afternoon with the dropping tide.

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Sunday Morning

Knee to waist high with some bigger sets this morning in Pompano. Pretty gnarly drift. I think we lost Bodhi on a cleanup set.

Winds and waves are picking up. It could be real fun later this afternoon.

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The Cove Kievit Memorial Paddle Out & Halloween Celebration!

Sunday, October 30 · 5:30pm – 11:00pm

18th Street Paddle Out, and party at Laser Wolf.

901 Progresso Dr. Suite 101

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cove Kievit was an amazing artist, promoter, fisherman, soul-surfer, and friend to so many. Everybody who knew him, loved him. He saw only the beauty in the world, and made you want to be a better person. We were all made better for having known him.

Please come and celebrate his life and the impact he had on all that knew him. Bring any/all pictures, videos, films, artwork, and memories. Halloween costumes and Mellow Native gear are encouraged, but not mandatory… Live music and libation.

ESA Broward County Surf Contest Saturday Oct 29th

The ESA contest has been changed to this Saturday the 29th…. We are going to run the event at the same time as the Skim Scare contest making for one very large event…….. We will use Sunday the 30th as a back up day for ESA Contest #2. Spread the word you wont want to miss this !!!!! It will start around 8am Saturday morning and will be at Lauderdale by the Sea 2 blocks north of Commercial Blvd. Come dressed to rip in your best Halloween costume!!!!!!

Call the ESA Hotline at (954) 359-9994 for details Friday evening…… or check out our website at www.SouthFloridaESA.com

Chick-fil-A Ocean Series Oct. 29

Chick-Fil-A Ocean Series

“Come join the Chick-fil-A Cows and Race”

When: October 29th, 2011, 7 am Race Check-in, 8 am Races Start

Where: Pompano Beach, A1A & Atlantic Blvd, just south of the Pier, look for the blue Team Pompano tents

Race Day Events: 1 Mile Ocean Swim Race, 500 Meter Kids Swim, 1/2 Mile Standup and Prone Paddleboard Races

Reduced Pre-Registration Pricing available through October 15th

Registration available until Race Day October 29th, but website registration will end Friday 10 pm October 28th. After that you have one last chance to register 7am day of race on-site. http://www.pompanobeachpiranhas.com/MemRegStart.jsp?team=fgpomp&event_id=170023

Thursday Morning

Back to flat this morning throughout most of South Florida. Rina is dying out so the gradient squeeze we were hoping for is dying with it. It might get SUPable or Longboardable at the right tides over the next couple days.

Wave Models and the NWS are still calling for decent waves for Sunday and Monday!

Bottom row photos are from last year’s Halloween.

Fall Formal – Skim Contest Nov. 19-20

The National Collegiate Skimboaring
Association and Island Water Sports would like to cordially extend an
invitation to the 2011 Fall Formal. This event will feature College
Skimboarders competing in the Homecoming event on Saturday, and skimmers of all
ages competing on Sunday in skill-based divisions.College Skimboarders will
ride on Saturday and compete in the NCSA Pro, Competitive, Recreational, and
Womens divisions. Riders of all-ages competing on Sunday will be able to choose
between Prom King, Prom Court, Prom Grom, and Prom Queen.

http://www.islandwatersports.com/blogs/2011/10/05/fall-formal-skim-contest/

Event Details:

  • Time:
    rider checkin at 8:00am
  • Location:
    Deerfield Beach, North side of the peir
  • Cost:
    $25 for non-NCSA members
  • If you are a full-time college student, head on over to
    the NCSA’s website to register.
  • If you are NOT a full-time collect student, use the
    Register Now button below to register.
  • Divisions:
    Prom Kings, Prom Court, Prom Groms, Prom Queens
  • Saturday, Nov 19th
    – college skimboarders compete
  • Sunday, Nov 20th
    – riders of all-ages compete

Wednesday Morning

Knee to waste of time this morning in Pompano with the high tide. There is definitely waves, but way too much water this morning. This afternoon could be fun with the lower tide and incoming push.

Things could get interesting over the next week with Hurricane Rina and a  Strong Cold front heading our way over the weekend. We should see a gradient squeeze from a high pressure to the North and Rina to the South over the next few days giving us localized windchop. With wave size about what we’re getting today. Winds a waves should fill in over the weekend and into next week.

Fishing Report Oct. 26, 2011

The Lobster Walk has ended in southern and central Broward your best bet in Pompano North! Massive amounts of bugs on the March!!!!
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Schools of mullet of all sizes are migrating along the beach. These baits are attracting some attention from snook, tarpon, barracudas blufish, spanish macks and jacks as they head south along the beaches.
Offshore, if you keep your eyes on the surface and in the air, you will certainly see terns and frigate birds hovering and then diving on baitfish. The baits are being forced out of the water by cero mackerel, kingfish, dolphin and bonito. The main baitfish are flyingfish, ballyhoo and Spanish sardines. Because of the large quantity of baitfish offshore getting these predators to eat your bait is a problem.
On the bottom mutton snappers have been biting in the over 12 pounds range.Concentrate your effort along drop offs, ledges and wrecks from 40 feet out to over 200 feet of water. Large threadfin herring, pilchards, ballyhoo and strips of bonito have been the best baits for the muttons.

Swordfishing continues to be good with more anglers fishing during the daytime in 1800 to 2400 feet of water while using pre rigged large squid, bonito strips and dolphin bellies fished close to the bottom with light rigs. Nighttime bottom fishing has been producing good amounts of yellowtail, mutton and mangrove snappers that can be found on most reefs in 40 to 80 feet of water.
Biscayne Bay
Schools of mullet,are scattered all over Biscayne Bay. These baitfish schools have attracted some attention from tarpon, snook, jacks, ladyfish, a few bluefish, snappers and seatrout. Diving pelicans and terns will help you locate where the bait is, and in most of these areas that is where the fish are too. Now that we have had our first cold front move through water temperatures have dropped by three degrees and our fishing is starting to stay productive throughout the day.

Tuesday Morning

Waist to occasional chest high waves in Pompano this morning. The winds are on it now so we’ll have to take what we got. Wind Chop!
It should stick around for the rest of today and tomorrow.