Tropical Storm Bret remains well to the east of central Florida with 50mph winds, but has helped to produce bands of heavy showers along the Florida east coast on Monday. One of these bands was moving onshore near Ft Pierce inlet, FL earlier this afternoon, and produced this waterspout about 2-3 miles offshore. The waterspout was embedded in rains, and it was hard to make out the surface circulation, but held it’s funnel structure for about ten minutes before dissipating. Other water-spouts were reported in the Florida Keys, and near Daytona Beach as well on Monday.
Tropical Storm Bret also was helping to send in a small ground swell that surfers were taking advantage of throughout the afternoon. There was some minor beach erosion on the south side of the inlet, and made for some interesting navigation to reach the water. Bret is forecast to track out into the Atlantic away from the United States, and only produce some waves along the southeast U.S. coast.