Shore Dive conditions for week of 1/3/12


UPDATE: was down in Vero last night at Rio Mar, looked great!  flattest I have seen it in 4 months.  I am planning to dive MONDAY AM due to weekend work schedule. It is funny as I am not the only one thinking H2O therapy.  I got a couple notes from Sheeper (Paul) of the Vero Beach dive group and they plan to dive Sunday.

In my personal commitment to dive more often and blog daily, I am keeping up with all the local shore dive conditions and will get back to posting.  Today looks good, so does tomorrow!  Many people ask me, how do I judge it.  Well, cameras are great!  I checkout Windjammer and Rio Mar all the time.  I also watch surfguru, wunderground, and swell info for all the latest temps, wind directions and speeds, and rain forecast.  It is not rocket science but the more you watch, the more you learn.  I generally check out Fort Lauderdale and Vero Beach.  That is where I dive more frequent and both are drivable.  I also find that calling local dive shops, like Gold Coast scuba will give you up to the minute real time dive conditions as they talk to divers all day.  Some of the other dive shops (notice I did not name any) cater to boat divers more and do not have a handle on what shore diving is like.

Fort Lauderdale:  Minimal surf, no more than ankle height.  Semi glassy in the morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSE 5-10mph.  I just had a look at Windjammers video cam in Lauderdale by the Sea and it is flat and glassy!  Today and tomorrow supposed to be flat, kicking up Sat 1-3 feet, calming down again till Weds where it will kick up again at 1-3feet.

Today 1/3/2013

Hi: 82°

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds near 5 mph becoming 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Lo: 68°

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows 65 to 69. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday 1/4/2013

Hi: 80°

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 67°

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows 64 to 68. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday 1/5/2013

Hi: 81°

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 80. East winds 5 to 10 mph becoming 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Lo: 71°

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows 66 to 70.

Sunday 1/6/2013

Hi: 82°

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs 77 to 81.

Lo: 67°

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s.

Monday 1/7/2013

Hi: 78°

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs 76 to 80.

Lo: 68°

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s.

Tuesday 1/8/2013

Hi: 82°

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs 75 to 79.

Lo: 69°

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

Wednesday 1/9/2013

Hi: 82°

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 77 to 81.

Vero Beach it is looking like 20-30% chance of rain until Monday.  At present winds are 4 miles to the West.  It will be 5-10 mile winds all weekend, becoming breezier on Monday.  I just had a look at the Rio Mar camera and it looks pretty nice.  but I can’t see the shoreline.  I have to Be there today beachside at Mulligans at 3 so I will check first hand.  I am seeing clean today and pretty choppy all weekend with up to 3 feet swells.

My plans are to try to get a dive in Monday am at Wabasso, Pepper Park or Rio Mar.  Will post another update later.

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