Reef Report for September 7th through 14th
Well its the first full week in September and the operative word is “Hot”. The water temp out at the reserve on Sunday was a a whopping 88 degrees. No need for a wetsuit yet. Here is a breakdown of the reef conditions by day.
Seas will be up a bit so if your heading out be sure to keep your motion tabs ready. Visibility was pushing 30 feet (the wind and waves stirring things up). With the reduced visibility the soft corals should be pretty excited and viewing will be really good.
Almost a ditto of Monday hopefully the seas will lay down a bit. Maybe a T-storm or two in the late afternoon so a morning trip might prove prudent.
Seas should lay down a bit and we will get a much better visibility report. A good chance of and afternoon storm but probably not to electrical.
In a word awesome! This will be probably the best day for barrier reef snorkeling. Low rain chance and the winds are forecasted to be less than 10. Us locals call these days “Frog pond” conditions. With the decrease wind usually means better water visibility.
Not sure but Friday looks to be stormy. Got something in the Bahamas that may work its way over this direction and with it we could get some big rain. My advice? check out the Eco-Discovery Center and catch the Sound Check at the Green Parrot.
Hopefully the rain will move out by early morning and things will settle out a bit. There may be some left over swell so it could be a bit rolly in the morning. If it were me I would call and talk to the reef geek in person. I will give you a honest answer, promise!
This could be a repeat of Thursday which means stellar conditions. A lot depends on what happens with the tropical low thats riding the ridge to our north. If it all goes as forecast we should have calm seas and only a 40% chance of an afternoon “popcorn” shower. We will see.
Well thats it for September 7th through the 14th. Stay tuned for next weeks report. Till then keep it real and always “Respect the Reef”