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No Misses
10-06-2007, 14:32
I know that I am not going to get any sympathy from the West coast. But winter in Florida Sucks. HEre is todays forcast.
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN THE
VICINITY OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

I usually dive every Saturday. High winds/seas are keeping me at the dock this weekend. I have already cut the grass, trimmed the trees, and cleaned the garage. So now, here I sit banging away at a keyboard. Sunday is going to be worse. I can't wait till April :smiley19:

Sincerly, Bored to Tears - Weather Watcher:smiley19:

sudnit5
10-06-2007, 15:09
That is Florida for you. I went diving all this week and it rained every day.

cudachaser
10-06-2007, 16:35
It's a crap shoot...One day perfect, then 3 days of winds. You can dive the springs most anytime though...'cept when the Swannee or Sante Fee rivers go into flood stage

datamunk
10-06-2007, 16:40
4 to 6 is fine for divin what are you still dry for? hell, ive dove in a lot worse... granted it was not enjoyable on the boat at all but, still ;)

No Misses
10-06-2007, 19:56
datamunk, you are right. I have dove in worse. I have also found myself 70 miles out in 10' seas. It doesn't mean that I want to do it again ;-)

scubasamurai
10-07-2007, 10:03
but at least we got some good rain, for the couple of days or even a week or two of bad weather, you have to admitt that it is nice for diving pretty much most of the time. it just sucks when the weather is not nice

pnevai
10-07-2007, 19:40
4 to 6 foot Seas? Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Roller Coaster!!!

datamunk
10-07-2007, 19:59
haha so... i just had agreat idea for a new thread! keep eyes peeled!

No Misses
10-15-2007, 13:49
haha so... i just had agreat idea for a new thread! keep eyes peeled!


:smilie40:

cheebaweebie
10-16-2007, 23:02
I'm with ya. Florida weather has been horrible lately. Dove for stonies yesterday (hookie from work) and limited out by the skyway. Tried to dive the pillars at 7:30 am and the vis was 1 ft with the current ripping like no tomorrow. Had to wait till later in the day to hit that bridge again, current slowed down a little but vis was still no better. was windy all day.
I love winter diving cause of the vis but 6 to 7 ft seas make for a VERY miserable day

No Misses
11-02-2007, 13:19
Here we go again

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. NEAR SHORE...SEAS
5 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE GULF
STREAM...SEAS 13 TO 15 FEET. NORTHEAST SWELL 2 TO 4 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. IN THE GULF STREAM...SEAS 14 TO 17 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 11 TO 13 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. NORTHEAST SWELL 3 TO 5 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET NEAR SHORE
AND UP TO 10 TO 12 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. NORTHEAST SWELL 3 TO
5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. NEAR SHORE...SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. IN THE GULF STREAM...SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO
6 TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. NORTHEAST SWELL 2 TO 4 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

NitroWill
11-02-2007, 13:25
This for FT Lauderdale?
Seas were 6-8 foot last weekend in WPB! Was quite fun on the but :p Half the boat got sick..

cudachaser
11-02-2007, 16:49
I resort to deck crawling when the seas are up

No Misses
11-04-2007, 15:29
Well, since the ocean forecast looked so bad, we decided to do a booze cruise instead. Just for giggles I went out the haulover inlet. WE SHOULD HAVE GONE DIVING! There was a large ground swell but they were not breaking. I was expecting a very close wind chop. The rollers were not bad at all. I am consoling myself with the belief that the vis would have been bad.