June Grass Update for Walton County 6/15/13:PM

June grass update for Walton County 6/15/13:PM

0-1 on the June Grass Grossness Index. 

Where is everybody? I’ve been watching the beach cameras all day. I don’t usually go to the beach in the middle of the day because I have very very pale skin, so I was watching and waiting. The beaches were nearly empty, despite the nice weather today, so I thought maybe the June Grass was really bad. I felt compelled to go look and post a report. All I found was a few random bits of June Grass and some sargassum!

I decided to go out with my boogie board and discovered that there is a good longshore current going parallel to the beach as the wind and waves are coming from ESE. Novice swimmers and small children should NOT go in the water right now. Not only is the longshore current quite strong, but there is a good potential for rip currents to form. If you don’t know what you’re looking for/at don’t go in! The water was a nice temperature, a bit turbid due to the surf, the surf is about chest-high on me in waist deep water, there were lots of small bait fish and nothing stung me despite the purple flag. I was pleased to note that the trash was in the trash cans and not on the beach! I overheard two small children talking with their parents:

Kid: Whoever made the beach…

Parent: That would be God…

Kid: IS AWESOME!

At the time this report was made the beach flags were yellow and purple, but check them again before you head to the beach.

I would love it if you would share your personal June Grass and beach condition reports on the Most Recent June Grass Sightings & Beach Conditions page, to further improve the June Grass Report. It would also be great if you left a comment to tell me where you’re traveling from to visit 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. It is also important to “Know Before You Go” and check local beach flags. They are updated twice daily at 9:30am and 1:30pm.

PLEASE ENJOY THE BEACH RESPONSIBLY!

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  1. My family and I will be arriving on Sunday, June 23rd from the Lexington, KY area. We came two years ago and stayed in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and will be staying there again this year. The June grass was very thick on that trip and kept us from the beach most of our trip. I greatly appreciate your updates and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to enjoy clear water this year! Thank you and keep the updates coming!

  2. We will be traveling to Mirimar beach next month. This will be our second trip this year. Hoping for no June grass!
    Thank you so much for your updates

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