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2125172 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-06-06 17:32:51.0 UTC 2013-06-06T13:32:51.000-04:00 winds-surf-close-clearwater-beach published 2013-06-06 17:29:07.0 UTC 2013-06-06T13:29:07.000-04:00 news/weather DTI 107888776 CLEARWATER — Parts of Clearwater Beach were closed at midday Thursday, and lifeguards were considering closing the rest of it as they watched the weather. Wind gusts were whipping a series of red "no swimming" flags that were posted near Pier 60. "We have red flags on every lifeguard tower because of the high hazard — heavy surf, strong currents, high winds," said water safety supervisor Patrick Brafford. "Swimming is not advised today. It is not a day to be in the water." Much of the sand had disappeared beneath the foamy surf. The beach was empty except for a few young men with boogie boards and about a dozen beach visitors leaning into the wind as they staggered along the water's edge. "It's exhilarating," said Ohio tourist Kevin DeAngelis, "but a little scary." By Mike Brassfield, Times Staff Writer News, Weather, breaking-news, pinellas Winds, surf close Clearwater Beach MBRASSFIELDN dhvp5 dhvp5 Clearwater clwbeachstormfeed060713.web false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2013/06/06/107888776-winds-surf-close-clearwater-beach StaffArticle news,weatherWeather NewsCLEARWATER — Parts of Clearwater Beach were closed at midday Thursday, and lifeguards were considering closing the rest of it as they watched the weather. Wind gusts were whipping a series of red "no swimming" flags that were posted near Pier 60.News, Weather, breaking-news, pinellasNews, Weather, breaking-news, pinellas<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">MIKE BRASSFIELD</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2288221 2016-08-04 20:16:36.0 UTC 3 Weeks Ago shift-in-wind-direction-brings-stormy-mornings-this-week news/weather Shift in wind direction brings stormy mornings this week StaffArticle <p>CLEARWATER — Parts of Clearwater Beach were closed at midday Thursday, and lifeguards were considering closing the rest of it as they watched the weather. Wind gusts were whipping a series of red &quot;no swimming&quot; flags that were posted near Pier 60.</p> <p>&quot;We have red flags on every lifeguard tower because of the high hazard — heavy surf, strong currents, high winds,&quot; said water safety supervisor Patrick Brafford. &quot;Swimming is not advised today. It is not a day to be in the water.&quot;</p> <p>Much of the sand had disappeared beneath the foamy surf. The beach was empty except for a few young men with boogie boards and about a dozen beach visitors leaning into the wind as they staggered along the water's edge.</p> <p>&quot;It's exhilarating,&quot; said Ohio tourist Kevin DeAngelis, &quot;but a little scary.&quot;</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:47:19