Everything seems to be moving a little slower than the forecast suggested. This morning we woke to continuing rain and continuing chop. But a light West wind has started and the strong ocean currents have begun to stabilize. Still, everything is lollygagging and it looks like Southwest will rule the afternoon. The water is Cold, with a capital “C”. I got out of the habit of taking water temps in the AM because it got dull seeing the same 77 degrees everyday for weeks. But the times they are-a-changin’. I would not worry too much about flies at this point as the wind and weather are still unstable enough to lead them straight to the beach.
In addition to catching a little wind on the dying swell, we have another reason to be in a rush: the Perseid Meteor showers are happening and tonight has the potential to be fantastic viewing conditions. While the technical peak was last night there should still be some action tonight. Midnight on is the best time for viewing and the current forecast has the skies clearing with low humidity right about that time if everything can stay on track. It goes without saying that the beach is a phenomenal place to watch the Perseids if the weather cooperates.