Category Archives: Beach Conditions

Perdido Key

Perdido Key Public Access #3 is clear of June grass, but today is definitely not a day to swim. Happy Thanksgiving!

Johnson Beach Gulf Islands National Seashore, Perdido Key FL

0.5. Isolated patches of very decayed June Grass, but otherwise clear. Lots of people fishing and catching pompano. Not many shells on the main beach. Fairly windy from the southeast

Perdido Key State Park

Perdido Key SP is clear! Lots of shells & a bit windy today.

Pics Mediterranea Mirmar Beach 6.29.2022

Brian sent us these:

Okaloosa Island 5/15/18

Monica and Rey sent us this yesterday:

All clear on Okaloosa Island today. Been here since 5/11 and it’s been beautiful!

Rip Current Statement in effect until 7am Sunday

Please read the rip current statement in the last post. It remains in effect until 7am Sunday. Please don’t go in the water: your life is worth more than the price of your vacation.

More on Chlorophyll and June Grass May 13, 2015

Here is the best satellite monitoring data on chlorophyll that I could find for May 13 when Art and Hank were reporting June Grass in Blue Mountain and Henderson:

7 day composite of chlorophyll readings up to May 13. Redder = more chlorophyll. I got this image from data provided by University of South Florida College of Marine Science Optical Oceanography Laboratory

Here is a link to the University of South Florida site that I have been using. Make sure you are looking at chlorophyll data and not surface temperature data.

Red flag day on the Panhandle.

There is no June grass report today because of the red flags and ongoing rip current warning. I have been to the beach and the waves are big. Do not go in the water,  it isn’t safe!

Rip Current Statement for Coastal Okaloosa County, FL

Issued by The National Weather Service
Mobile, AL
Fri, May 15, 10:38 am CDT
… HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK… WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
* TIMING… THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS… FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED. THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE SURF. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT… YELL FOR HELP AND REMAIN CALM. DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT… SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.
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More Information
… HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…
.A PERSISTENT MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW IS CREATING ELEVATED SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

June Grass is in at Henderson Beach & Blue Mountain Beach

I’ve got reports from the POST BEACH CONDITIONS HERE page that the June grass is in at Henderson (Destin) and Blue Mountain (Santa Rosa Beach 30-A). I haven’t had time to go look yet. Subscribe to the comments on POST BEACH CONDITIONS HERE if you want the most current updates from people on the local beaches. Thank you to the reporting parties and please send pics if you have them!