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Check Surf Reports Before Going to the Beach for a Swim

Hey Dawg, hang ten! Surf’s up, but when the surf is up, swimming is down. Who wants to beat themselves up against the wind, high, frequent swells and strong waves, or even risk their safety just for a swim at the beach? Not this hombre! Here’s a swimming idea…check surf reports before heading out to the beach for a swim.

Florida’s weather can be precarious at times, to say the least. The wind can shift quickly and water currents and conditions can make a big 180-degree turn on a dime. So, it’s always good to err on the side of caution, especially if you have kids in tow.

We all check the weather when we are on our way to some outdoor activities, but did you know that some of the most dependable weather indicators and water condition accounts come from surf reports? Good surf reports are reliable, include live webcams and report information on swells, wave heights, rip tides, period and pressure charts and more. Surf reports are a great way to ensure that your swim will be a safe one.

Some of Florida’s most reliable surf reports include Magic Seaweed, Surfline, Central Florida’s Surf Report at cflsurf.com and SurfGuru, which covers Cocoa Beach to Sebastian Inlet.

Whether you are surfing, swimming or boating, keep up with those surf reports and be safe my friend!