The water temperature was down in the low, mid, and upper fifties for weeks. We recently jumped back above that 60 degree mark, and it’s safe to say we’re in a warming trend. The water could rise into the upper 60s in the coming weeks nearing 70 degrees if another significant cold front doesn’t come sweeping across the gulf. The water temperature got up to 63°F today! We’ll be comfortably wearing springsuits before you know it.
Watch it rise:
Clearwater Beach Station
With the water temperature hovering right around 52 degrees and air in the low 50s, the middle of the day, the time when it was warmest, was the time to surf. Compared to a lot of the country it was another beautiful day in paradise in west Florida. The low that produced this surf started out in the Gulf of Mexico. It crossed over the southern part of the state and emerged into the Atlantic. After entering the Atlantic it traveled along the east coast until smashing into the northeast. Areas like Maine were pummeled by this winter nor’easter blizzard. Continue reading Sand Key, Florida Surfing Gallery: The first week of January.
Soak up the epic weather now, because this could be the change in the pattern that we surfers have been looking for. The strongest cold front we have seen all winter is slated for this weekend. Those 35 knot winds on the chart mean gale force winds. The surf will be maxing out. This is one of those days when every surfer from here to tim buck two visits the “secret spot.” It is a day with, as they say, “real surf!” Continue reading The strongest Cold Front of the Season is Slated for This Weekend