WEATHER

The wind finally diminished at the Florida Sea Base yesterday.  The water temperature is holding at 74-75°F.  Our high temperature yesterday was 72.  The National Weather Service says the wind will start building again today:

Today: East winds 10 to 15 knots…increasing to near 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters becoming a moderate chop.
Tonight: East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop.
Friday: East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Friday Night: Southeast winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters becoming choppy. Isolated showers.
Saturday: Southeast to south winds 15 to 20 knots…decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters becoming a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Saturday Night Through Monday Night: Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.

SCUBA

The Scuba Adventure crew had a much better day yesterday; visibility was good, the seas were very minimal, and no one vomited.  They completed two dives during the day and then did a night dive; long day. 🙂  The Scuba Liveaboard crew is still at sea on the Schooner Conch Pearl.

SAILING

The Coral Reef Sailing crew aboard S/V Silent Harmony left port early yesterday morning following their day of shore leave.  Being at dock last night was a good thing as we had severe (but brief) rain showers Tuesday night.  The Philmont Scout Association members are still at sea aboard S/V Misty Shoals.  Two Sea Exploring crews are also still out aboard Schooner Yankee and Schooner Jolly II Rover.

SAIL BEACH

The sail beach at the Florida Sea Base underwent some shoring up today.  The ranger staff and sailing staff teamed up to protect the sail beach from future storm erosion.  The beach is totally exposed to severe wind events and has taken a real beating over the years.

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On the left side of the photo you can see participants from the Center for Professional Development (CP) Professional Development Level 2 (PDL2) class preparing to go kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.

Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape

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