Light Cross-Shore wind
Surf conditions at 7.45 a.m. on Sunday 19th January 2014:
It's a calm morning this morning with even a little slushy ice on the windscreens but the sun is clambering over the horizon quite quickly, promising something brighter and milder fairly soon.
The surf has dropped quite a lot but there's still three or maybe four feet of bouncy swell rolling in just after high tide.
The wind is light, gently brushing across those wave faces, blowing just a little spray as they break. Yes, it is all a little bouncy but that could probably just be the effect of high tide, that could change as the tide drops back, as long as the wind doesn't build too much.
Let's see if it's big enough to get anything into Harlyn. It might be cleaner around there in this breeze......
And it's now that we can see any changes to 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) has set 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. The first clean up was yesterday at Treyarnon, picking up sixty bags of rubbish!
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).
And if you are over this way this weekend, why not drop in on us and have a look - see as to what bargains we have on offer! We have wetsuits, boards and allsorts on offer!
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