Archives for February 2014

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Friday

Flat and unrideable in PBC, but there is swell in the water. Early morning high tide is killing what looks to be longboardable sets. It might be worth a look in a few hours.

PM Update:

Waves finally picked up enough for the longboard around 11 AM in PBC. By 1 PM it was pretty beat with the low tide. Maybe later this afternoon with the incoming push it’ll get better.

Thursday

Glassy Flat with a little trace of a south surge on the beach. It looks like we’ll get some small scale surf over the weekend. Bigger the further north you go but the winds don’t look too good for anything clean. We might get something longboardable with offshore winds  early tomorrow morning in Palm Beach County. But with the early morning high tide and iffy forecast on the winds, I’m not holding my breath.

The wave models are showing some promise for sizable surf towards the end of next week. Long way off but it’s something to keep an eye on.

Wednesday

Flat and Foggy in Palm Beach County this morning. NWS is calling for the seas to pick up towards the weekend but it doesn’t look like it’ll get too big.

IWS Spring Break Surf School

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Island Camps features two great camps this break:  Boca Raton: March 17-21   Deerfield Beach: March 24-28
Activities include:
learn to surf or improve your skills
jet ski & tubing
stand up paddle boarding
skimboarding
snorkeling
bodyboarding
beach games
ocean conservation
Boca Raton Surf School
Deerfield Beach Surf Camp
click here for more info: http://slavetothewave.com/events/iws-spring-break-surf-camps/

Fishing Report Feb. 25, 2014

hogfish face

Pompano Beach, Port Everglades, Haulover, Government Cut to Ocean Reef

There have been some shrimp runs reported in South Bay and around Government Cut. During the runs that take place at night the tarpon action has been good. Fishing along the beaches during the day hours has slowed mostly due to warmer conditions and very clear water. Offshore fishermen report daily catches of dolphins along weedlines and current rips, kingfish just outside the outer reef and a few sailfish. You have to work hard to catchy the fish these days. Daytime bottom fishermen have had some action from mutton snappers, groupers for catch and release and an assortment of jacks. Deepwater bottom fishermen have been catching a few golden and gray tilefish. Swordfishing both day and night has been fair. Low tide at Government Cut Friday afternoon will be at 6:39.

North Biscayne Bay Inshore

There has been a large school of pilchards in North Bay holding ion some of the channels that are 15 to 20 feet deep. A few jacks, ladyfish and bluefish are feeding on these pilchards’ schools but not much else. Sea trout fishing slowed with warmer conditions but those that are putting some time into it are catching fish. A few snook and tarpon are being caught day and night.

South Biscayne Bay

Bonefishing has been good along the western shorelines of South Bay. Best action has been on an incoming tide; most bonefish anglers are encountering tailing bonefish each day. Along with the bonefish have been a few small tarpon, lots of sharks and a few barracudas. The Finger Channels of South Bay has been mostly hit and miss with one day being outstanding and the next not so good. On Tuesday my anglers had eight groupers, one porgy and a bunch of grunts in fours of fishing the Finger Channels. We had a four pound black grouper, a small Nassau grouper and six small red groupers. Pretty slow compared to last week! Maybe because of the warmer water!

Flamingo in Everglades National Park

The reports I have had is that when the water temperatures raise the tarpon fishing from East Cape Sable to Shark River and into Whitewater Bay has been very good. Snook and redfish are being caught up on the shallow flats of Florida Bay, in the channels of Florida Bay and along the mangrove shorelines in Whitewater Bay. There has been a decent sea trout bite in Whitewater and Oyster Bays. Spanish mackerel and bluefish continue to be caught outside the parks boundary markers.

 

Friday

Ended up in South Central Florida this morning. Fun waves for the longboard with good winds early on. Heard there was fun windchop around here too. I just needed something clean for a change. 

Waist high south central Florida

20140221_073630The waves look fun up here even with the low tide.

I know  there’s waves in south Florida but the winds are better up here. I hear it’s waist high with bigger sets in North Broward. 

Thursday

Knee to waist high with the occasional bigger set this morning in Deerfield. It definitely had morning sickness early on. I’m hoping it gets better throughout the day because there’s potential for some fun windchop.

 

I don’t know what to make of this mess.  Here’s the article about it in the Sun Sentinel. There’s at least 7 no Trespassing signs surrounding the trailer. Definitely makes me feel unwelcome at my public beach!

Natural Chai Farms Grand Opening Festival

Saturday March 15
10:00AM to 5:00 PM
We are SO excited about Natural Chai Farms grand opening festival.  To kick off our spring opening we will host nearly 20 amazing local vendors specializing in arts, crafts, woodworking, metalworking, baked goods, soaps, healthy living products and much more! We’ll have music all day with headliner Lance O. Our good friends at Slow Food Truck as well as other food trucks will be catering this event.  If all that wasn’t enough, remember it’s our grand opening!  We’ll have our beautiful greenhouse and retail center stocked full of vegetable plants, bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials, tropicals and everything you need to keep your garden lookin’ it’s best. Come spend the day with us at the farm!
Natural Chai Farms
10900 SW 48th St.
Davie, Fl. 33328
Natural Chai Farms grand opening festival