Friday, February 19, 2016

2/19/16 Report - Rougher Surf But Little Erosion In Most Places But Some Exceptions.

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Surf On Treasure Coast Beach
The surf was up today.  Somewhere around 4 - 6 feet.  Unfortunately the surf is already hitting directly from the east.

Not much erosion around most of the Treasure Coast.  Above is a typical beach.  Note the small amount of sea weed.

It looked like later yesterday that there might have been some cutting, but then after that some filling.

The last high tide came up over the berm in some places.

John Brooks Beach Looking South This Morning Before Low Tide.
John Brooks Beach Looking North Before Low Tide This Morning
In the photo immediately above you can see a little erosion.  This beach is not very different from what it was a few days ago.  

The sand on this beach in front of the berm is very soft.

The water had been up over the berm here.

I would not be surprised if there were a spot or two that was better.  I didn't get around to a lot of the beaches.

The areas south of inlets and jetties have been losing sand though.

Take a look at the beach south of the Fort Pierce inlet.

Fort Pierce South Jetty Beach This Morning.
There is a seven or eight foot cliff here.  I'd say the beach has eroded back 50 to 100 yards here in a few months.  

Erosion Running Hundreds of Yards.
This sand doesn't appear to be as junky as the sand that was here in the past.

I sampled this area with a detector some today.  Some coins were laying along the foot of the cliff. Lower on the beach was more iron junk but also a few other things. 

Cliff at South Jetty Beach Park.
People were walking along inspecting the cliff for shells and things.

There have been times when old items were found in the renourishment sand here.  I haven't seen any evidence of that lately.

Happy hunting,