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Notice: Big Swells Tonight (2012-02-13) - 12-18ft breaks. Water level up 2-4 feet.

 
davidthedrake
(@davidthedrake)
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Hey St. Thomas Folks. In case you didn't know, we've got some big swells headed our way this evening.

Just keeping you aware of what's going on.

* Waves And Surf: Northwest Swells Of 8 To 10 Feet Will Generate Large Breaking Waves Of 12 To 18 Feet And Numerous Rip Currents.
* Timing: Tonight Through Tuesday Night.
* Impacts: Numerous Rip Currents...Minor Coastal Flooding And Beach Erosion.
* Coastal Flooding: Total Water Rises Of 2 To 4 Feet Above Inundation Level Are Expected At The Time Of High Tide Tonight. This May Pose A Threat To Life And Property With Minor Coastal Flooding And Beach Erosion Expected.

Keep an eye on VI-Alert for up to date information:
http://www.vialert.gov/Public/News/AllHazardNewsList.aspx?newsType=ALERT

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Topic starter Posted : February 13, 2012 8:11 pm
wenchtoo
(@wenchtoo)
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I'm in upper dorothea nothing yet. all's quiet can't here the surf!

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Posted : February 13, 2012 9:31 pm
wenchtoo
(@wenchtoo)
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4am surf's up. Slamming Dorothea Beach hard!

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Posted : February 14, 2012 8:14 am
JulieKay
(@JulieKay)
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Palm Tree Charters posted this video of the Surf at Trunk Bay (STJ) on FB this morning:

Lots of surfers hoping for a fun ride today! Stay safe! 🙂

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Posted : February 14, 2012 1:46 pm
OldTart
(@the-oldtart)
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Lots of surfers hoping for a fun ride today! Stay safe! 🙂

I know some serious surfers who are going to be calling in sick from work to go play!

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Posted : February 14, 2012 2:04 pm
DixieChick
(@DixieChick)
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will it effect st. croix?

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Posted : February 14, 2012 3:50 pm
JulieKay
(@JulieKay)
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I've heard talk on FB of some West End surfers trying to run out to catch a wave today. See what they say!

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Posted : February 14, 2012 5:36 pm
JulieKay
(@JulieKay)
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Not supposed to hit our beaches near as hard though, from what I've heard so far.

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Posted : February 14, 2012 5:37 pm
VIsnorkeler
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I spent the entire day yesterday at Sandy, Botany, and Mermaid's Chair. It must have been "the calm before the storm" because it was VERY calm for the West End. Not a surfer (nor any other soul, actually) in sight.

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Posted : February 14, 2012 7:13 pm
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