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A Golfer’s Paradise

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.

Surfing Tropical Storm Emily Video

Skimboarding at 880 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida

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.


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Sharing is Caring: A Tropical Low Pressure Surf Video

It was mostly sunny after around 11am. By mid-day the winds were pretty much completely offshore. The lineup was crowded, but that’s just what you can expect this time of year on a sunny day. A lot of people were out having fun in the playful little surf. There were even a few snook to be had off the end of the jetty during the outgoing tide. A great day from the start when a nearly perfect rainbow formed to this afternoon glassy surf.
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Sand Key Video: Thrashing Sand Key in May


I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again. That was a really awesome May. ┬áThis video features high performance surfing from an incredible spring swell, just one swell of a series of swells from this epic month. The warm conditions and high surf repeating throughout the month were especially unusual, and delightfully so. It would have been just impossible to wipe the smirk off of everyones faces. Simply put, it was the best month of May we’ve seen in a very long time.

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