Sat dawn patrol small knee to waist. N winds killing it, get it while you can or head east!
Surf has picked up to a solid chest to head but it still has some chop on it. Choppy, drifty, kinda disorganized. It doesn’t look that fun but there are waves to be had. Skim is much the same…see pix below
Friday: waist + choppy with southeast winds on it. Junk
Surf has dropped, knee high. Skim looks good super glassy. There’s hope for this weekend!
Surf is still firing at about waist to chest with bigger sets. Get it while you can!
Wed update surf is a clean waist to chest + looks super fun get on it!
We have a little bump coming in out there. It’s about knee to waist and a bit choppy. Could be fun on the long one…Skim looks fun at about thigh little liners. Here’s a few pix below:
Rainy, cool, & flat so far. I’ll let you know if conditions change…in the meantime…
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Oct. 26, 2009……A Seaside restaurateur said Monday he wants thousands of Floridians to hit the beaches to fight offshore oil-drilling along the state’s Gulf coast.
Dave Rauschkolb, owner of Bud and Alley’s and two other beachside restaurants in the Panhandle resort town, has launched an effort dubbed Hands Across the Sand, which is emerging as the first grassroots opposition to the oil-drilling effort led by Florida Energy Associates, a group of independent oil producers.
Rauschkolb’s goal is to get Floridians to hold hands and literally form a line in the sand to oppose drilling.
The demonstration is planned for Feb. 13 – the Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend. Rauschkolb said the event will be accelerated if a special legislative session includes drilling before lawmakers are scheduled to convene in March.
Among the early supporters is former Sen. Jack Latvala, a Republican looking to return to the chamber he left through term limits in 2002. Latvala has promised to organize the Pinellas County protest in February.
“We’ve got 26 miles of beaches in Pinellas County,” Latvala said. “We don’t have a lot of money to hire PR firms or spread it around Florida. But we’re going to have a lot of bodies on the beaches, and I think that’ll say something.”
“I think it will send a very strong visual message,” said Rauschkolb. “I don’t believe that a majority of Floridians want to have oil rigs off our coast. If we get people out, it will show that.”
Rauschkolb developed a website – www.handsacrossthesand.com – to get word out about the event.
No waves today…like a lake but there is hope for this week starting tomorrow!
As for last swell those of you who migrated east probably scored. I ended up @ the city pier in PCB…it was firing, overhead peaks, but crowded. Well worth the trip…sorry no pix-
Saturday dawn patrol : waves still hangin’ in there at thigh to waist high & super clean with light northwest winds on it. Won’t last so get it now or head east!(I know am). Pix later….
The clean surf did not last long…it is currently turned onto C.R.A.P.(Conditions Really Are Poopy) West wind has killed it, however there still is a solid overhead wave coming through. Lots of work and a difficult paddle out. Let’s hope for good surf leftovers for tomorrow!
As far as the skim goes it’s pretty fun waist plus breaking between the piers. A couple of dudes out on it earlier, worth the effort for sure. Pix below are the good ones…till the AM!
Lunch update the wind has calmed and the surf has cleaned up! Solid overhead bombs a lil’ mixed but looks fun!
Friday update big and blown out. Hard south winds on it victory at sea conditions maybe later? Let you know
Still waves in the chest high range chunky & funky. East winds on it causing for drifty conditions. Bars are not lining up right but there is a wave!
We have surf this afternoon! waist to chest plus with lots of drift and kind of mushy. Gusty east winds, not many dudes on it as of 1:30pm but it could get better as the afternoon goes on. A few guys out on the right side a few on the left…prepare to paddle! Surf should continue through Sat. Skim looks fun too! A few pix below: