Toes in The Sand and Heavy Surf

Toes in The Sand and Heavy Surf

The tropical system that passed by out in the gulf is bringing heavy surf  to Cayo Costa. Yesterday the wind was blowing 25 with gusts up to 30. The wind was out of the south. The water went  high up on the beach into the dune area by the sea oats. The shelling should be good by the end of the week at Cayo once these waves settle down. I am curious to see how everything looks on Cayo Costa after all this high wind and heavy surf.

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Shelllady
    Posted at 20:23h, 06 September

    Me too Capt. Brian….keep us posted so we can see too!! I sure wish I could check it out in person!!

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 20:23h, 06 September

    Love the toes in the sand pictures!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 23:48h, 06 September

    Thanks for posting the toes in the sand photos. I can't wait to see what treasures you find. Please post photos.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 05:02h, 07 September

    I would've thought you'd be riding the waves on your SUP.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 05:02h, 07 September

    Hey ya got some tan toes there! Can wait to see what the storm brings in!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:55h, 08 September

    I would be surfing the sand bars off Cayo but my leg needs some attention. Hopefully tommorow the Doc can give me some answers. The surf was still heavy today.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 01:43h, 09 September

    Can't wait, can't wait!! 30 days and counting…