Medium Cross-Shore wind
Surf conditions at 7.55 a.m. on Wednesday 15th January 2014:
Ah, hello internet! Nice to be back online! Anyone know what the problem was?
Anyway, it's a bit of a grey day so far, a bit breezy, a bit damp around the edges but pretty mild. And promising to be brighter soon.
The surf is pumping in, four to five feet and bigger, the wind coming from the south sou' west and so making it a bit crumbly and a bit loose. The wave faces are clean, grey slabs of smooth water wobbling up and over themselves. It is okay and in mid Summer you'd be all over it but mid January? It looks like a bit of a paddle!
Let's wander across to Harlyn, it should be way cleaner over there!.........
But before we go, let's have a little look at the beach after all those storms.
There's a bit of a drop at the main entrance, that clay bank a good three or four feet down off the vertical wall of sand, while there's also a bit of a gap between the steps and the beach at the other end. Other than that, the dunes have been a bit blown, the lifeguard hut base has been half buried but there's nothing that won't naturally self heal.
Apart from all the debris and rubbish that is!
Stacey (Long) is setting up a group of volunteers to give the local beaches a bit of a clean up. Check his Facebook page for more info (Seven Bays Task Force) on where and when.
It's about now that we are really going to miss the Beach Rangers. Lost to one of those incredibly short sighted, knee jerk, cost cutting exercises by our elected representatives which is probably going to come back and bite us all. After all, the most precious local commodities are our beaches, it kind of makes sense to look after them.
Luckily, there is a bit of a community spirit around here and the guys will rally round and get stuck in to keep the place as we would all like it. And those guys who always do pick up as they go along should be appreciated too. I know a few who always take more rubbish away than they would ever bring, unnoticed and unrewarded and quite happy to be!
Let's all do that!
Check out 'Take 3' (www.take3.org.au).
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