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Who Goes to the Beach in Late October? October 26, 2005

Posted by Leita in Florida, Southern Living, Today’s Surf.
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Invisible people:

October at Ed Walline Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 

October on Ed Walline Beach in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

 

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Surf Condition for 10.10.05 – Green October 10, 2005

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green flag Today’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

It is heaven this week; chilly in the mornings and warm enough to swim in the afternoons. Smooth seas, quiet beaches and sunsets so brilliant they make athiests drop to their knees in awe.. ahhhh, I love October.

Surf Condition for 10.06.05 October 6, 2005

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green flag Today’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Tammy’s a state away but trailing a long band of rain and a cold front* is holding her train. Still, it’s not pouring and this kind of weather gives the beach a foggy, surreal feel.

*Cold front = the temperature will plummet to 70 degrees tonight… brrrr.

Surf Condition for 10.05.05 – Yellow October 5, 2005

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tropical storm tammyToday’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Tropical Storm Tammy could ruin the weekend but little damage is expected from the wench.

Surf Condition for 10.04.05 – Yellow October 4, 2005

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Today’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Yellow flags again, so there is a chance of rip currents. Dolphins are vying with a huge manta ray for attention. What a perfect day to call in sick.

Surf Condition for 10.03.05 – Yellow October 3, 2005

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yellow flag

(Yeah, I’m late.)

Today’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Just swirly enough for the yellow flags so watch the rip tides. Pleasantly quiet, the beaches are experiencing that lovely lull between summer crowds and snow birds. Some areas are even skinny-dipping bare (so to speak).

A little spot of tropical weather is trying to build in the Atlantic and head toward S. Florida. It shouldn’t be worrisome, but will bring up the surf a bit this week.

What is This?

After last year’s Hurricane Ivan and this year’s Dennis, most of the safety flags located at public beach accesses were blown away and have yet to be replaced. I post this daily (albeit late at times) so friends planning a day at the beach will know whether to pack a surfboard or a good novel.

Surf Condition for 10.02.05 – Green October 2, 2005

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green flag Today’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Another Green flag day and it almost feels like spring. Yes, spring. There isn’t much of a winter here. Two weeks of chilly surrounded by five months of tepid.

Surf Condition for 10.01.05 – Green October 1, 2005

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green flag Today’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Green flag–the first one since Hurricane Rita and a great beach day, too. Just enough clouds in the sky to keep the temperature in the upper 80s and if they stick around the sunset with be memorable this evening.

(What the heck am I doing online? I’m outtahere.)

Surf Condition for 09.30.05 – Red September 30, 2005

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red Today’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Red flags are still flying and red tide is still smothering the fish in some areas but the local fishing charter skippers say it should be gone soon. Restaurant owners are having a hard time getting seafood and honestly, I question any restaurant with oysters on the menu, especially if they’re labled “fresh” until the state reopens Apalachicola Bay oyster beds.

Swim safe. Eat safe. Drink all you want.

Surf Condition for 09.29.05 – Red September 29, 2005

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red Today’s beach condition in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Red flags up, surf’s up, kids up and skipping school to grab some board time before the weather gets chilly and the wetsuits get wet.

Hurricane Ivan put a dent in sand crab population making sitting on the beach a bore. I miss watching children chase them back into their holes. It’s a little too quiet without the random howls and squeals when one crawls across a tourist’s foot.