Sunday, June 24, 2012

When in doubt - paddle out

Every SWFL surfer lives for stormy days & high surf advisories.

Just another day in paradise.  Tropical Storm Debby is rolling through SWFL bringing tornado warnings & high surf advisories.  Warnings like that are Beach Boy music to the ears of every beach comber & surfer in the vicinity. It's still a little too rough for the shells to roll in.  Low tide was at 11:11am & the storm surge had pushed the tide line past the turtle nests and up to the sand dune embankment.  The south  winds were gusting to about 30 mph with the waves reaching the 6-10 foot range. One of my shell sistahs calls these tropical storms "shell showers". I'll keep you posted.


Just another day in paradise - welcome Tropical Storm Debby.


Blind Pass Beach on Manasota Key was packed
 with surfers and their entourages.



No life guard - No board - no problem.  There's always body surfing.



This turtle nest will hopefully hold on.