Category Archives: Tourism

Tourism is a massive industry for not only the gulf, but for the entire state of Florida.

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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Independence Day 2017: Fourth of July Weather Forecast

As we move through this fourth of July weekend and approach this Tuesday Independence Day, you might be starting to wonder if rain will dampen your fireworks plans. We’ve had day after day of rain for the past few days, and this upcoming week will be no different. Rain is forecast for the rest of the week at around 50% each day. But the question remains: Will there be rain during the fireworks displays on Tuesday evening?

Rain chances this year are like many Fourth of July holidays. The rain chances will be much higher during the day while the bright sun is at its hottest. By 8:30 the sun will begin to set, and we’ll enter twilight. You can expect the rain chances to quickly drop as we approach sunset. Immediately after the sun sets, the rain chances drop to 5%. With those low rain chances there will still be the possibility of scattered showers like the picture above, however rain isn’t likely to interrupt the fireworks start time. If all goes as planned, we’ll have another bright, colorful Independence Day celebration.

Public Parking on Clearwater Beach

This is a lot by lot listing of the public parking on Clearwater Beach and Sand Key with addresses and landmarks: Continue reading Public Parking on Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach Tourism Video

Clearwater Beach is a great place to enjoy the spectacular spring weather.  Just a trip over the Memorial Causeway and your on the island.  Drive down Coronado, stroll Beach Walk, and enjoy the white sand.  There’s lots to do on Clearwater Beach.

Places to Surf Along the Gulf Coast

When you consider that the nature of the coast is all the same, white sand beaches for miles and miles, you might develop an ill conceived belief that all surf spots are created equal; that just isn’t the case.  There are many spots, and all break differently under a variety of environmental conditions. One thing’s for sure, along the gulf coast you can find some super fun beach breaks. Continue reading Places to Surf Along the Gulf Coast

A Surf Ranch in Palm Beach County Florida

Well, it’s official. A new surf ranch by the World Surf League and the Kelly Slater Wave Company is in the preliminary stages of approval. Today in Palm Beach County, Florida, at a zoning meeting, the board of county commissioners voted unanimously in favor of hearing alteration proposals in the zoning rules to allow for a recreational facility in an industrial park just outside Palm Beach. Continue reading A Surf Ranch in Palm Beach County Florida