Looks like snow doesn't it? But it's not!!
It was foggy and somewhat rainy, no shells, blowing wind, but not really that cold. Look at all the little surfers, sitting there watching the waves. Bet they were a little cooler. Their little hands and feet looked red, they had wetsuits covering the rest of them. It is weird how much the Gulf changes from day to day depending on the weather. The wave pattern or absence of waves at all on calm days. Keep comparing it to what I know of the Pacific and it is so very different.
This pier was just redone and reopened on June 5th this year, so is a very nice, sturdy pier!