View Full Version : Water Temp. In your area?
11-20-2002, 08:39 PM
Just curious what the water temp is in your area.
Here in Lower Alabama the Northern Gulf, yesterday we were at 67 degrees. :eek:
11-20-2002, 08:47 PM
The bouy off St. Augustine in 100 ft is reporting a surface temp of 78.
11-20-2002, 09:13 PM
Is there a site that reports water temp at depth??
11-20-2002, 09:20 PM
NOAA I get to it from the FS site under weather. top right on that page is a link. Just click on the bouy you want a report from. Wind speed wave height and period.
would be nice to have a link here so I dont have to go to FS.
11-20-2002, 09:29 PM
NOAA Temp is at the surface.
11-20-2002, 09:59 PM
OOPS sorry read that wrong. Man I gotta stop smokin crack!!
11-21-2002, 08:09 AM
Gulf waters south of Destin:
Date: 18 Nov 02
Distance from shore: 5 mi
Depth: 80 ft
Date: 19 Nov 02
Distance from shore: 3/4 mi
Depth: 65 ft
11-21-2002, 09:43 AM
30 miles off Daytona in 110 feet it was 78 degrees on the bottom last week.
11-21-2002, 04:38 PM
quit smokin that crack 1bumknee,lets go fishing this weekend if the weather permits,i think sunday looks good?:confused:
11-21-2002, 05:00 PM
Slipknot count me in on some fishing. BTW they are seeing cobia close to shore but the gags are not here yet.
11-21-2002, 05:39 PM
blue gun:the paper today said a few gags close in & lots of snapper in 80 ft. but maybe we should give it another week or 2 for the water temp to go down?1bumknee said it was still 78 degrees.did u check out off topic area?:)
11-21-2002, 06:01 PM
Yea I saw the temps but I don't think it's that warm closer in shore. That St. A number is very close to the gulf stream. check the beach temps around the area. They seem to be a lot colder. But still I got it from a good source that the grouper are not here yet. This weekend looks windy anyhow.
Hey I'm off friday thru tuesday next week.
11-21-2002, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by gulfdiver
NOAA Temp is at the surface.
Standard depth for NOAA buoy water temperature sensor mountng on all hulls is at -1.0 ±.5meter. It actually reads the temperature of the aluminum or steel hull inside the buoy. Temp difference between the hull and the water is normally less than 0.1° C.
If there is a freshwater layer less than 1 meter possible true water surface temp can be read by IR from orbit.
11-22-2002, 08:46 PM
It's down to a chilly 77 here
11-22-2002, 09:05 PM
Very cool, they found us in Japan. It looks like you know the water temp there, have you been diving? Are you Japenese, or an American or other nationality living abroad?
Here's something else that's cool: We have the same birthday, and damn near the same birth date.
I'd enjoy hearing about a spearfisherman living out there. How is spearfishing viewed? Is it popular? Species of fish, etc.
Welcome, and hope we can learn some things from you.
11-22-2002, 10:05 PM
Jax divers,it's flat on sunday so far .Snapper are NE and have been for a month.From MR to TW and out to Elton Bottom.Big bugs from 110' and deeper .WTs are still above 70ish offshore.Surf temp was 74 last saturday at Hanna park and the surf was boomin'.I'm hooh n' line on Sunday.Resume diving next week.
11-23-2002, 04:55 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, Scott. I'm a native Floridian :) . I used to do a lot of spearfishing on scuba and freediving with a 6' polespear back home, but I only freedive anymore. In Okinawa anything living you can't remove from the water while diving on compressed gas. I tried a polespear over here, but the water is, usually, so clear and the fish are so wary that it was very hard to draw anything in range. I've been lurking in here for a while gathering information on what to look for in a first gun. I decided on a Riffe Competitor 3XS, but it was a tough decision between that and a Hawaiian or a No-Ka-Oi. I haven't been doing any bluewater hunting, no boat, but reef hunting is easy, just swim off any beach.:D
I'd like to thank everyone for the information on guns.
Spearfishing is very popular over here.
I went to one of the local beaches one morning two weekends ago and there was an old Okinawan guy coming out of the water. No wetsuit, just a pair of men's boxer shorts, mask, snorkle, fins and a gun that looked like he put it together from scrap he found on a construction site. He had a cooler full of reef fish. Way more successful than me, but I decided not to feel bad about it. He's probably one of those native guys that has been doing some sort of spearfishing for 70 yrs. and has a 15 min. breath hold.:D ;)
That is cool about our birthdays.:)
11-23-2002, 10:13 PM
Welcome to the forum Kasshia.
As these florida-based forums go, it is customary to give each senior member a beer or drink of choice. With having said that, I'll have a coors lite or a triple deuce of that malt-lickety juice....Nah, just kidding, I'll take a Kirin Ichiban, please ;)
Anyway, welcome to the forum. I believe you might be the first international member we have here so far? And also, if I may assume your name implies you're a lady (plz be not offended if I'm wrong), and the first spearboard spearfishing lady member as well?
11-25-2002, 07:02 AM
Thanks for the welcome, Inletsurf. I'm no lady, but I'm not offended. Kasshia sounds feminine in english, but a kasshia is a pulley in Japanese and since Pulley is my last name it just sounded fitting for a screen name. I don't speak the language, though. I had to ask the Japanese wife to find this out.:D
11-25-2002, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by inletsurf
I believe you might be the first international member we have here so far?
Actually, we have a couple from Africa, one from Australia, two from Turkey, and one from New Zealand. I believe Kasshia is the first from the Far East, though.
As far as I know, we do not yet have a female member, but that would be kind of difficult to know for sure.
12-05-2002, 11:08 PM
Was 66.9 deg in 120 feet of water off of Canaveral Tuesday.
A bit nipply...
12-09-2002, 09:59 PM
It is a sizzling 49.5 °F at surface here. :D
12-09-2002, 10:18 PM
Cold as a Sea Witch's tit! Sorry, I couldn't resist. Welcome aboard.:D
12-11-2002, 10:48 AM
It's 58F in 60' depth 20 miles West of Tarpon Springs. This report from one of my dive buds, last Sunday, Dec8.
I'm expecting 49F for our annulal New years Day headacke dive.
12-14-2002, 09:32 AM
65 deg this past Thursday off canaveral no vis.
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