June grass update for Walton County 6/2/12:AM
2 on the June Grass Grossness Index.
We’re back from another beach snorkel. Despite the surf forecast there are actually some pretty decent swells down there, so grab your boogie board, surf board, or SUP but mind the wind that could push you offshore. The June Grass isn’t at all bad and is still mostly on the bottom out in the surf, the swells have the vis down though, so not the best weekend for snorkelers and divers. The water is nice at about 79F. We saw two small pods of dolphins, a small flounder, and a lot of baitfish. If you are diving be sure you have your diver down flag (as required by state law), since we saw a fishing boat come VERY close to the beach. There is still a bit of sargassum around but no sea lice or jellies that I saw this morning. That may change when the wind shifts this afternoon. Have fun at the beach!
If there isn’t a current June Grass report up on this site I suggest checking the link to local beach cams on the left side of this page. They can often give you an idea of what the water is like.
PLEASE ENJOY THE BEACH RESPONSIBLY!