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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Be aware rough seas

    Saw this posted on another BB - The wind has been wonderful lately!

    Please be aware of rough seas. Unfortunately a tourist from Panama died today near Bucuti. And another tourist nearly drown near Westin hotel, he is listed in stable condition. The seas are a bit rough around the island today and the coming days, please be aware, and do not under estimate the power of mother nature.

    from http://www.meteo.an/

    ...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OUR LOCAL WATERS...
    Weather:
    Today through Sunday: Almost clear to partly cloudy.

    Forecast high will be 32C and forecast low, 26C.
    S
    unrise will occur at 6:39 A.M. and sunset at 6:46 P.M.

    Winds:
    Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (20 to 39 km/h, 11 to 21 knots). During the day, at times strong to possibly near gale in gust;force 6 to 7 (40 to 61 km/h, 22 to 33 knots).
    Synopsis:
    A tight pressure gradient will continue to generate moderate to fresh trade winds across our region. This in turn has caused roughening of the seas. As a result of this, a small craft advisory has been issued. As for our current weather, there are no significant cloud formation expected over the ABC-islands.

    Sea conditions:
    Fairly rough with wave heights between 2.0 and 3.0 ( 6 to 9 feet). A small craft advisory has been issued for our region. Swimmers and owners of small boat are urged to venture with caution or avoid the seas if possible due rough seas.

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    Arriving in Aruba on tuesday I hope this doesn't mean lots of sea weed on the beach at the high rise hotels. Staying at the Westin.

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    Lizzardo:

    It is always nice to read your comments; especially since you are a resident of the Island.

    A word of caution is always appreciated.

    Ed

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    Waves??

    I'm headed to Aruba in May and i wasn't aware that waves even existed in aruba, I thought the seas were always calm. Should my son bring is body board? I know he wouldn't be out in 6 to 9 ft waves, but if there's any waves at all we should consider this...

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Waves are at the whim of Mother nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONIQUEinJERSEY View Post
    I'm headed to Aruba in May and i wasn't aware that waves even existed in aruba, I thought the seas were always calm. Should my son bring is body board? I know he wouldn't be out in 6 to 9 ft waves, but if there's any waves at all we should consider this...
    I think you'll need to wait until just before you go to try to guess if it would be worth the trouble to bring a body board. I've never seen more than ripple waves on the resort side of the island.
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    Arrow Some Leeward Side Waves


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