The thick drizzly June gloom should give us a slight break this weekend and hopefully the sun should peek through on Saturday and Sunday. Boating conditions will be great inside in the harbor, with a mild breeze shifting between the south and east. The ocean swells will remain a mixed set with a smaller 2-foot south and the west swell should decrease to below 4 feet with a double-digit interval between swells. You can expect air temperatures in the mid- to upper-70s, and as I always say, keep an eye out for morning and afternoon fog.
The top 10 boating states were announced this month by the National Marine Manufacturers Assn., or NMMA, which is the recreational boating industry's trade association. NMMA developed the order ranking by total annual expenditures for new powerboats, motors, trailers and accessories in 2009.
California came in No. 3 at $417 million, but was beaten by Texas with $489 million higher at a total of $906 million for the No. 2 spot. Who would have thought that Texas totals are more than double of those in California. However, can anyone guess which state captured the No. 1 spot with an astonishing $1.2 billion in sales?