After kind of tough week, I needed a bit of a pick me up. I really am grateful for everybody and everything in my life, but sometimes one can focus on something that may have not gone too well.
This Sunday there will be a triathlon here in Grand Haven from the Grand Haven City Beach up to the pier. More than a few athletes are anxiously checking water temperatures and hoping for water temperatures reaching comfortable levels by 8 am Sunday morning....
Read the latest fishing report from Captain Matt Whitney by clicking on fishing report in the marine section.
SurfGrandHaven is entering its 9th year of operation and I am getting ready to renew the lease for the webcam. During that time, EarthCam which is the leader in webcam technology has provided the equipment and technical expertise of the images. Last November we replaced the camera after the heater motors failed and burned the previous webcam out. However, the new camera is only using a fixed shot of the pier as opposed to the six presets that were used before. I have received a bit of emails and telephone calls asking for a return to the presets. I am reaching out to all of the viewers and asking for their preference of presets or continuing a single viewpoint of the webcam. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please leave your name and I will include you on the list of "friends of SurfGrandHaven. There is a Business Section for any business that wants to be listed on the website as well.
Anyone who has been down to the beach recently can't help but notice the chilly water temperatures. Just like last year we had ice on Lake Michigan into April and it took a long time for the water to warm enough to swim comfortably. It looks like this year is following a similar pattern with the early June water temperature in the 50's near shore, and in the low 40's offshore. The outlook for air temperatures for the second half of June will be warmer than normal which should translate to a return to more normal water temperatures. In any event, we have a long way to go.
Al Roebuck a local writer who wrote several books including "Lakeshark. Invasion of the Asian Carp." Has written and submitted the following article on ticks....
Every year in the spring we get days that have a lot of wind with warm temperatures, but no waves. Here is an explanation that makes sense once we've had a chance to think about it....
SurfGrandHaven.com wants to extend best wishes this holiday weekend, especially those who served in the Armed Services and families who lost loved ones this past year. It looks like a great weekend of weather and enjoy time together with your families during the holiday weekend.
Every spring NOAA redeploys the Lake Michigan buoys once the ice clears on the lake. It looks like we started getting information today on Tuesday May 12th. The Ludington buoy is not transmitting yet, hopefully that buoy is funded for the summer. Surfers are very grateful to have access to such useful information to determine surf conditions. Buoy links are available in the Marine Section under the Buoy tab on SurfGrandHaven.com.
At 4:33 pm on Saturday July 18th, radar indicated a developing line of thunderstorms on the eastern shore of Wisconsin. These storms can contain strong winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain. Movement is to the east at 35 mph and are expected to be in the Grand Haven to Holland area between 6-7 pm this evening. Maritime interests should be on the look out, and individuals on the beach and other open areas.