Gulf of Mexico

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    WTF Florida Friday: What Is Your "WTF Florida" Name?

    A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest. This week: a special guide to find your "WTF Florida name" in honor of Ms. Cherries Waffles Tennis, a missing corpse, and Seinfeld phobia.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Tropical Storm Dolly Forms in Gulf of Mexico

    The slumbering 2014 hurricane season is finally coming out of hibernation. Just over a week after Hurricane Cristobal pulled together in the Caribbean, the fourth named storm of the year has become official in the Gulf of Mexico. Miami's National Hurricane Center this morning named Tropical Storm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Katherine the Great White Shark Was Back Off Miami Beach Last Week

    Katherine, a 14-foot great white shark that has spent the past several months off the coast of Florida, was back in South Florida last week. Katherine was tagged last August by marine biologists off Cape Cod, and they've been tracking her ever since. Earlier this year she headed down south and spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Manatees May Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

    Ask any Floridians a Family Feud-style query of "Name things we should protect," and they'll instinctually shout back at you "Manatees." Along with Florida panthers, those plump little sea cows are practically synonymous with endangered species in the state. We're brought up from a young age with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Pitbull and Ke$ha's "Timber": Why This Video Sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Right now, Pitbull's "Timber," featuring Ke$ha, is number two on Billboard and number one on my GTFOH chart. I don't remember the first time I heard this song -- it seems lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Humberto Will Probably Become First Hurricane of 2013, Just Miss Record

    Have you noticed there haven't been any hurricanes this year? It's hard to miss a palm tree floating down the middle of Collins Avenue, but there hasn't even been a 'cane that's petered out in the middle of the Atlantic. Are you now realizing an alarming absence of those awesome local TV news segmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    As Spirit Airlines Looks for a New Marketing Director, Let's Revisit Their Five Worst Ads

    Spirit Airlines, the Miramar-based, discount airline with comically tiny seats and a habit of charging extra for every normal airline service is looking for a new marketing director. It'll be a hard pair of shoes to fill. As well as Spirit is known for its frequent delays, its gotten just as much pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Happy Hurricane Season! Florida Might Get Hit By a Named Storm This Week

    It's the first Monday of hurricane season, which means all across the Sunshine State thousands are heading into work with the vague feeling they've forgotten something important (PSSST! Hurricane supplies, people. Specifically: vodka and board games.). Well, here's a kick in the ass to get that kit ... More >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Sean "Diddy" Combs and Mark Wahlberg Launch AQUAHydrate, Judd Apatow Not Impressed

    Miami resident Sean"Diddy" Combs (that's apparently his serious business name) and Mark Wahlberg (who has long since stopped referring to himself as Marky Mark), have partnered to sell water.But wait, folks! It's not just water -- it's a "revolutionary new performance water" set to "take over the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Publix Sells Shark Meat: Eat or Avoid?

    Since before Jaws used the Jersey shore as an all-you-can-eat buffet, sharks have held a reputation as the monsters of the sea. But no matter how intimidating they appear, the water-bound predators still fall below humans on the food chain. In fact, shark meat is legally sold at certain retailers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    DNC 2012: Three Lessons Democrats Can Learn From Republicans' Florida Fiasco

    For the first time in decades, all of America can finally agree on something: Clint Eastwood has gone completely batshit insane. This was the real legacy of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, where the 82-year-old actor pretended to interview President Obama (AKA an empty chair) on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: Watch Out For Falling Palm Fronds UPDATED

    If you're like us at Riptide, your eyes have been rolling all morning watching NBC 6, CBS 4, Local 10, and WSVN make fools of themselves reporting on the "awful" conditions brought by Tropical Storm Isaac. Yeah, there's been some rain and wind, and Miami even experienced some brownouts last nig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2012
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    February 29, 2012

    Mercadito Answers Rosa Mexicano With Mexican Regional Dinners of Its Own

    ​Mercadito Midtown has announced a series of culinary journeys through the regions of Mexico. Every other month, the menu will reflect the cuisine of a different region -- "from the cevicerias of Acapulco to convents in Puebla!"Chef/partner Pedro Sandoval will kick off the series on Monday, March ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Mississippi Pol Wants to Rename Gulf of Mexico "Gulf of America"

    ​The Gulf of Mexico may soon be known as the "Gulf of America," at least in the state of Mississippi if a recently introduced bill in the state's legislature passes.Sure, in a world where Republicans on the federal level actually succeeded in renaming "French fries" as "freedom fries" at governmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Rina on Verge of Category 3, Miami Now in Possible Path

    ​Slowly moving but quickly strengthening Hurricane Rina is expected to become a Category 3 storm sometime within the next 24 hours as it trudges along towards Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Though, the five-day projections have the storm taking a hard right turn later this week, and Miami is now with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Who Wants Free Tickets and a Four-Night Hotel Stay for the Deluna Fest?

    Swim for free with the Shins at Deluna.​Now and again, the average music fan needs to escape the humdrum realities of daily life by fleeing to some alluringly exotic locale (say, uh, Pensacola), sucking back loads of intoxicants (only legal shit, of course), and vibing out to a cross-genre cluster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Tropical Storm Emily Almost Dead But May Regroup

    ​The low pressure trough formerly known as Tropical Storm Emily fizzled after making its way through Haiti last night. (No deaths or injuries have been reported there.) Forecaster say there's still a chance Emily could regroup into a somewhat serious storm. Effects on South Florida remain unclear, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Today's Oil Spill Anniversary Is Last Chance to Sue Companies Responsible

    Last chance to sue Transocean, at least until the next environmental disaster.​Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 rig workers and released 206 million gallons of crude into the ocean. And while the oil spill undoubtedly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    FIU Online Courses Is The Top Google Search Term For 2010

    ​Justin Bieber, Chatroulette, and the iPad were the three fastest-rising search terms in 2010, according to Google's recently released annual zeitgeist report. Every year, Google analyzes billions of searches to reveal emerging trends in web surfing. The search giant breaks down the results by reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Gulf Oil Spill Sticking With Us: Top Five Things We Thought Went Away But Really Didn't

    Taint gone: the oil spill is with us for years to come, whether we like it or notYesterday scientists at the University of California, San Francisco published a report on the dangers to humans and wildlife still posed by the gigantic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To the cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Vogue Italia Glamorizes Oil Spill with Fashion Spread

    via Refinery 29​When we see images of the oil spill ravaging the Gulf of Mexico we think about the economic devastation that could face our state and our neighbors, the havoc its wrecking for wildlife and the environment, and an industry we're addicted to that's run amok in corruption. When the ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Oil Finally Stops Gushing Into Gulf, Says BP

    ​It took those fucktards at BP nearly three months, but they've finally stopped the leakage of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. So they say. The company says all valves have been shut on a new cap, thus stopping the flow at exactly 2:25 p.m. today. Gee, and only 4,200,000 gallons of oil managed to spi ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2010
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    June 24, 2010

    Florida Drunk Man Floats a Mile Off Shore on Pool Raft

    ​Being super drunk and floating off of Florida's beaches on an inflatable raft is a time-honored tradition. It sums up Florida perfectly. Seriously, they should replace that ship on our state seal with a drunk old guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt passed out on a neon-pink raft.Unfortunately, even some ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    BP Oil Spill Benefits Cuba, Fidel Castro

    While Deepwater Horizon continues spewing black crude into the Gulf of Mexico, Cuban commies might be rejoicing. That's because the oil spill could be the strongest argument yet for ending the embargo.El Máximo and Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has signed an offshore drilling deal with C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Scientists: Oil Could Reach East Coast in Weeks

    ​BP has yet to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and as millions of more gallons of oil rush into the waters as new National Center for Atmospheric Research predicts that spill could start affecting the Atlantic Coast in a matter of weeks with Miami's shores some of the first hit.Six powerfu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Oil Spill Seafood: Miami Chefs Sound Off

    via Commercial and Recreational Fishing Closure in the Oil-Affected Portions of the Gulf of Mexico as of May 25th, 2010. Click for full size map.​The BP Oil Spill is now responsible for the closure of slightly more than 22 percent of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico's "exclusive econo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Corrupt Minerals Management Service Inspectors Are Not Hurricanes Fans

    In retrospect, can we just claim this fight were the 'Canes heroic way of standing up to government corruption?​In the wake of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the interior department has been investigating that alarmingly tight ties between the oil industry and the Mineral Management Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Oil Spill Reactions From Miami Seafood Chefs and Purveyors

    via U.S. Coast GuardIncendiary device prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico.​The BP oil spill has put all of South Florida in an officially declared State of Emergency. Not long before that announcement was made, we reached out to seafood industry folks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Governor Crist Declares State of Emergency in Miami-Dade Due to Oil Threat

    NASAA satellite view of the oil spill taken by NASA​On news that some oil had begun leaking into the Loop Current, Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Monroe counties. A state of emergency had already been decla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    First Bit of Oil Spill Enters the Loop Current

    ​The dreaded Loop Current is the pathway that could transport oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. Scientists have been warning of the possibility of runoff entering the Loop Current since the initial leak, and now MSNBC reports that the first bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Tar Balls May Be a False Alarm, But Oil Could Still Reach Keys by Sunday

    US Coast GuardThe world's most famous tar balls​Twenty tar balls washed up on the shores of Key West today, but because sometimes tar balls occur naturally, and other times they're the product of those less dramatic, everyday ways we pollute our oceans (i.e., the shipping industry), it won't be kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Area 31's Menu Unaffected by Gulf Oil Spill... For Now

    Area 31 not yet feeling the effects of the oil spill.​Wondering whether that ungodly oil slick off the coast of Louisiana is going to spoil your next seafood feast at Area 31 Restaurant, located on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel. Well rest assured, BP's big mess shouldn't stop you from enjoying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Scientist: "Oil Could Make It From Louisiana All the Way to Miami in a Week"

    via US Coast GuardCrews trying to put out the flame after the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.​This morning, Gov. Charlie Crist announced the entire state of Florida should brace for the impact of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecologists and residents are alr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Emeril Lagasse Addresses Gulf Coast Oil Spill

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersEmeril Lagasse addresses the Gulf Coast oil spill. ​While New Orleans is still reeling from Hurricane Katrina, this latest Gulf Coast oil spill is not helping matters much. Local fisheries and fishermen are preparing to be shut down by the encroaching oil. Clearly, thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Miami Beach Could Be Affected By Oil Spill, More So Than West Coast

    via The AwlHeaded to a beach near you?​The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has concerned us, but we didn't think it would actually reach the beaches of Miami and other east coast shores. However, a University of Florida oceanographic engineer says that the east coast of Florida is at g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Area 31 Chef John Critchley Gives Dolphins Money To Live, In Pictures

    Yes, this post is full of Dolphin pictures, but first:Chef John Critchley has made a strong impact on the local dining scene since joining up with Kimpton Hotel Group to head up all food operations at The Epic Hotel in downtown Miami. Area 31 was recently named an Esquire Magazine Best New Restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    News Roundup

    Hurricane Ida is heading for the Gulf of Mexico. [CBS4]A pilot is dead after crashing his small plane in the Everglades last night. [NBCMiami]PoliticsMarco Rubio's record in the State House isn't nearly as conservative as he'd have you believe. It's almost like it's difficult to be a true conservati ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers, Unite

    This Valentine's weekend might be your best chance in years to eat these aphrodisiacs.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Miami's Adrenalina Wants PacSun

    Back in my high school days on ye' olde Gulf Coast, pretending to be a surfer bro was all the rage. Never mind that the Gulf of Mexico doesn't produce decent waves, whatever. Just as long as kids had spikey hair and a fine selection of Hurley, Quicksilver and Volcolm billboards to wear as T-shirts, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2006
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    May 13, 2004


    Miami Beach to Naples

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    May 16, 2002


    Captiva Island

  • Diversions

    May 16, 2002
  • Recreation

    May 11, 2000

    Best Place To Canoe

    Everglades National Park from Flamingo to Cape Sable

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Swept Out to Sea

    Relentless winds. Crashing waves. A canoe about to sink. How a Gulf Coast vacation turned into a nightmare.

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