Tuesday, November 9, 2010

11/9 Report - Indian River County Beaches

Ambersands Beach This Morning.

This is looking north towards McClarty. As you can see, it doesn't look very good.

Wabasso Beach This Morning.

Here you have the eroding fill, especially in front of the Disney resort.

Seagrape Trail This Morning.

This is one of the better looking beaches this morning.

Turtle Trail This Morning.

The beach here doesn't look very good right now. In the recent past, the finds came from down around the water line at low tide.

Rio Mar didn't look any good. And neither did Pepper Park.

Like I've said before, most of the place that are eroding are places where they have been filled at some time and it is the fill sand that is eroding. That eroded sand is now on the front of the beach at most places.

I just thought I'd give you a look at some of the beaches that I haven't showed much lately.

Gold is over $1400 an ounce. I can remember when it was under $300. That is a big difference. If you have been holding any that is good appreciation, and I don't see any signs of it slowing as long as the dollar keeps falling.

Forecast and Conditions.

The seas have decreased but will be increasing again up to 8 feet on Saturday. Any beaches that are currently any good should be improved more then. It looks like we'll have three days of high seas.

The effect should be cumulative. I think the reason more beaches haven't done more at this point, is the amount of dredged sand at some spots and accumulation of summer sand at other spots is still protecting the front beach and causing the force of the waves to be spend on that sand. As the winter weather continues, a lot of the sand on the front of the beach should be swept away, uncovering items and leaving the beach more open to cutting.

If you look at a place like Seagrape Trail, you'll see a sand bar forming on the front of the beach. That will keep old things buried and keep the waves from hitting the back beach with force.

I'm maintaining a 2 rating for now. It is a minimal two now though, since conditions have deteriorated a little and probably will continue to until Friday.

Next week could be good. It has been a long time and the pickings have been slim and not easy to come by. You have to be at the right spot at the right time.

Happy hunting,