For LIVE view of the current beach conditions, click here SURF CAM at Holmes Beach.
Jan 18, 2008: The cold front brought overnight wind from the SW and a wind swell of up to 6 feet on the Gulf of Mexico.
Area surfers soon converged on their favorites spots, one of them being Anna Maria Island’s White Ave location.
There were 40 – 60 surfers at the beach break all day.
The wind dropped early and conditions improved as the tide changed. By evening there were still 30 – 40 guys out, perhaps boosted by the upcoming holiday weekend for Martin Luther King Day on Monday.
Water temperatures are holding near 70°, and the air temperature stayed a comfortable 74°. The forecast for the weekend is cloudy and mild turning sunny and cooler Sunday.