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    KevinS is offline
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    Temporary Swimming and Nautical Activities Ban

    The Collectivité has posted a temporary ban on swimming and all nautical activities:

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    didier is offline
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    Re: Temporary Swimming and Nautical Activities Ban

    there was a car parked across from my bank this morning near the boat launch in gustavia, the waves were going over the car, I have never seen this before.

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Temporary Swimming and Nautical Activities Ban

    Wow! How long is this forecasted to last?

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    Cwater is offline
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    Re: Temporary Swimming and Nautical Activities Ban

    Besides unfortunately hurricanes I have never seen this situation. Wow

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: Temporary Swimming and Nautical Activities Ban

    Here is an excerpt from the Météo France mid-day update, translation by Google. The latest release of the entire bulletin can be found at http://www.meteofrance.gp/integratio..._iles_nord.pdf

    Current situation

    A fairly energetic swell from north to northeast is sweeping our coasts.

    Forecasts

    Today Monday, the sea is strong with hollows of 3m50 and more offshore, for a period of 13 to 14 seconds.

    This swell, hollow and quite long, does not have much effect at sea but it generates strong waves on the coasts and agitation in the usually sheltered places (harbor of Gustavia).

    Today, the situation changes little if not a slight amortization, with still lows of 3m50 and more this morning and then decreasing, no longer exceeding 3m / 3.20m in the evening, in a swell which keeps a dominant direction North.

    Tomorrow Tuesday, the depreciation is more significant and the swell gradually loses its northern component.

    Observed data

    Measured troughs, this Monday morning by buoy 41043 located northeast of Puerto Rico (offshore): 3.90m, period from 14 to often 16 seconds.

    Individual behavioral measures recommended by the prefecture:

    DANGEROUS SEA ORANGE VIGILANCE ON THE COAST: BE VERY VIGILANT!

    Avoid as much as possible going out to sea, swimming and nautical leisure activities. Be careful on the beaches: BE CAREFUL of rollers and breaking waves! Protect the boats by sheltering them or taking them out of the water .If you must stay on board, be especially careful when traveling and carry emergency equipment.

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Temporary Swimming and Nautical Activities Ban

    I understand things have calmed down today or were supposed to?

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    elgreaux is offline
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    Re: Temporary Swimming and Nautical Activities Ban

    calm now. you can swim...

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Temporary Swimming and Nautical Activities Ban

    Good news!

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