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When the first few fronts start rolling in the climate in the area goes from bathing suit weather to cooler sweater weather, although through most of the winter you’ll find days warm enough for shorts and a collared t-shirt. During November the temperatures only have the most subtle drop, even steamy at times. During early Fall the best times to get onto the links are the days after the mild-moderate cold fronts push across the state, leaving comfortable air in the mornings and evenings in their wake. Fall and Spring are usually the best times to get onto the course, although deep in the heart of winter the greens are often rolling at their fastest speeds, and the overseeding has usually filled in to a plush green carpet-like fairway on the best courses.
Here in northern Pinellas County it’s a golfers paradise. We’ve got about 10 or more different golf courses within a 10 mile radius. Some of the many public courses are Lansbrook, Wentworth, Tarpon Springs, Innisbrook, Fox Hollow, Crescent Oaks, Chi Chi Rodriguez, and Dunedin. The completely private courses that require a membership are East Lake Woodlands, Countryside, and Cypress Run. Take your pick from any of these fantastic golf courses. The many courses give you choices like undulating greens designed to challenge righty or lefty gripped golfers, wide or narrow fairways, long or short courses, swampy gator filled courses or osprey and fox squirrel filled courses on high ground, low cost or extremely expensive, there’s something for everybody.
It’s summer, and if your interested in catching a wave this time of year you can usually catch one on a skimboard. During the evening a decent little shore-break wave can come up if enough of a sea-breeze forms, typically from a northwest wind. We usually look for the sea-breeze to start to develop after around 12 noon. By around 4 or 5pm there can be a really fun skimboarding wave at the right spots.