I’m a beginner who lives in the Dallas area. I’ve taken a beginner paddling course back in June and haven’t been out since. I just received a new kayak and would like to be able to try it out before next April/May but being such a newbie and not yet owning proper winter gear, I don’t think attending the local winter paddling groups is a good idea. So my question is, are there any locations, preferably protected still waters, in south Texas that still have water temps high enough that I’d be safe with minimal weather gear? I’d rather not spend a lot of money on a lot of clothing type gear until I’ve got more experience and know better what I want and need.
A secondary question is - are there resources where you can find out average water temps for any given time?