Looks like a little wave is starting to show around thigh to possibly bigger albeit choppy. FYI the Navarre fun fest is going down this weekend so the parking is full at the pier, may want to plan on hitting the last house or another park….Meanwhile I was sent a great photo from Andy Berry today of a wave his wife shot at the beach from last Thursday…enjoy!
Still around waist high & choppy. Although I heard it picked up a bit into the belly to chest range and fun yesterday. I was working and didn’t get a chance to get out. I’m starting to think good waves on my day off are not in the cards for me! Waves should be on the increase through the next couple of days and oh yeah I am working on Wed & Thursday(clean up day) so expect some good surf!!!
Waist high maybe some bigger sets hard to tell nobody is out. Semi choppy with some S winds on it. Looks like a typical summer swell. Some good reform skim shorebreak in front of the lifeguard stand by the pier. Should be up all day!
Late PM update:
Surf never really got any better by late afternoon. Went out for a short session on the longboard and it was worth the exercise but you didn’t miss much if you didn’t get a chance to get out today…let’s hope for larger waves by Mon/Tuesday!
“An update for everyone….I went to Milton this morning and had an informal meeting with Commissioner Melvin so I personally could look at the Navarre Beach map with him and get clarification on our “location usage.” This is what I have learned for the day.
1. Between life guard shacks 2 and 3 is available to us. It is NOT a designated swimming area.
2. Everything 300ft west of the pier is available to us.
3. Also, everything east of life guard shack #1 is available to us.
4. As far as “red flag conditions”….Commissioner Melvin agreed that it makes perfectly good sense that we should have availability of all locations, but at this time since he does not have clarification yet and the ordinance is not specific enough…he is going to address this issue and get back to me with a definative answer. He is now aware of the life guards being told that they have to ask us to leave designated swimming areas, even if it is a red flag. Hopefully we will have an answer soon.
But, for now…these are our options until revisions occurr. And commissioner Melvin is agreement that revisions are needed, and until that time, new signs are being made so that the “entire” ordinance is posted to include section 14-52, regarding no spear fishing or surf casting in designated swimming areas. everyone will have to adhere to the effective ordinance, not just us!
His only request from us is this….if anyone has any questions …to please put it in writing, and please email him directly,. Because that makes it a formal request/question/complaint and then he can deal with it accordingly and work for us to get answers. “
Sorry for late update I am at work today and getting word of some fun waist to Chest high surf! Sunny and light easterly winds get out there and get some!…as for me I am stuck at the firehouse the next two days…sorry no pix today
We have a small wave and lots of fog out here this morn. It appears to be semi choppy in the thigh range but hard to tell. Nobody is surfing yet. Right side does look better than the left and it is longboardable. Skim is looking makeable and good too. Fog should burn off later so go enjoy our beautiful beaches!
Yes & no… Here are the facts as known by Jenn Goode (she and many others are doing some research on this topic currently)
” 1.) The current understanding is we have access to the area in between life guard shack #2 and #3(east). It is not a designated swimming area according to the county map and according to county Commissioner Melvin. …
2.) We should have all year access to the west side of the pier as long as we still adhere to the 300ft ordinance.
3.) Revision to Section 14-51, Ord. No. 94-19, is being discussed and there seems to be open minded responses from our local government officials.
4.) We should be able to have access to specific areas during red flag conditions, however; this is still being evaluated at this time. 5.) I have researched neighboring county ordinances, as well as numerous other counties ordinances to compare other beach communities effort to ensure safety and fun for all.
This is hopefully how we can gain our insight and gather information to fulfill our goals for our future. But, please everyone keep working together to keep the united front. And hopefully our voice will be heard and respected, and hopefully change will come accordingly.
A quote from Longboard Lisa…”Please write your letters and share your experiences surfing Navarre Beach.Officials will listen to your voice,I am sure.We can in numbers reflect that we are a positive presence on the beach. Many of us have been first responders on RED FLAG days, eat and gas up out on the beach YEAR round and reside here in Navarre and surrounding communities. I am sure many of you have vision and great ideas to express to help find a solution to the turmoil. Contact your local commissioner Do IT!!!”
Also if you can get out there BEFORE or AFTER lifeguards shifts you shouldn’t get any hassle. Let’s all remember the guards are just trying to do their jobs. Show a little respect…
Surf is ok at around waist to occasional chest(west side of pier) side/offshore winds on it. Skim is really good too…should have surf all day but with it comes hard west winds likely to kill it as the day goes.