Wave Action

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  1. Rudyjohn

    Rudyjohn SoWal Insider

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    Are you getting a lot of wave action today from Rita?
    Looking at Destincam.com, it appears so.
     
  2. Smiling JOe

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    This morning, the waves were about 5'-6'. Streaks of occasionaly hard rain all along the Gulf.
     
  3. STL Don

    STL Don Beach Fanatic

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    Just received this from Seagrove Beach:

    WATER IS CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    With Hurricane Rita churning just of the coast, the Gulf is extremely

    rough. This may look like great time for body surfing and boogie

    boarding to visitors who are checking in. We have double red flags

    flying and there are extremely dangerous rip currents.
     
  4. Miss Kitty

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    TWC was talking about the rip currents last night along the Panhandle...stay out of the water!!!!
     
  5. Smiling JOe

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    A few more photos available here for registered users. Local surfers are guessing that the wave action peaked late this afternoon. There are a few big pieces of debris floating around, and that has kept many smarter surfers out of the water. Wave action was greater this morning than this evening. These photos were taken after 5pm today.
     
  6. Rudyjohn

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    I can almost feel the spray of the ocean and even smell it.
    Thank you so much.
     
  7. GVM

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    Down our way...near Eastern Lake...the surf is depositing lots of sand on the shore.
     
  8. Smiling JOe

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    In the photo above, the water washed away about 15 horizontal feet of sand in the hour prior to the photo being taken.
     
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  9. sarahj

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    SJ thanks for the photos and update.
     
  10. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    How's the weather down there? Do we need to come down and check things out? Do you think our walkover will need repairing (for the second time this month)?

    Thanks to anyone who can answer this. I love you guys/gals and this board. :wub:
     
  11. Smiling JOe

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    Around noon today, the waves are still approx 5'-6', about the same as yesterday evening.
     
  12. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Grazie! I knew I could count on you.
     
  13. Miss Kitty

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    Sounds like a good excuse to go to the beach!!!
     
  14. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    How did you read my mind?
     
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    Surfing the Amazons in Panama City Beach, FL. Not sure when this photo was taken, but I know there were some Quicksilver Pro Surfers with camera crews out there the last few days shooting video and photos. My guess is the waves were breaking much better than this for the last two days over in the Amazons.
     
  16. Miss Kitty

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    Awesome dude! Hang 10! I'd be hanging 20 and crying!
     
  17. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Yay - our beach walkover survived Rita! The surf is all the way to the edge of the cliff (former dunes) at Seagrove, and the waves are big.
     
  18. Miss Kitty

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    Good news! Go buy another purse with the money you just saved!!!! wink wink

    Are you down there or is this a report? I hope you are down there!
     
  19. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    We're here. No more purses, but I big-time splurged at Neiman's on clothes and shoes on Thursday. I needed help carrying out all of the bags. What a rush!

    I'm jealous that you'll be at the beach for a whole month! Have fun!
     
  20. katie blue

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    Back on topic, is there anyone with an update on any erosion, (or the opposite) due to Rita? Katrina did Seacrest a favor. Wonder how it's looking now. Thanks for any info.
     

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