Sunday, April 17, 2016

4/17/16 Report - Up To Nine Foot Surf Predicted For Tomorrow. Survey of Some Treasure Beaches.

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Wabasso This Morning Before Low Tide.
With the increased surf I wanted to look around to see what was happening.  Above you see Wabasso. Nothing very exciting there.

Looking North From Turtle Trail Beach Access This Morning.
I didn't see anything very exciting from the Turtle Trail access either.

The waves this morning were hitting the beach directly from the east.

South of Seagrape Trail Beach Access Looking North Towards The First Flag Pole.
There was some sand loss around the Seagrape Trail Access.  

To the south around the first and second flag poles the sand was reduced, but only to the level that the very top of some of the erosion control bags were visible.  Another couple of feet would be required to take it down to where it was at the end of 2015 when it was producing.

South of Seagrape Trail Access Looking South Towards the Second Flag Pole.
You can barely see a little of the erosion control bags in the picture immediately above.

John Brooks Beach This Morning Before Low Tide.

There was some additional erosion here today, but not a lot.  You can compare it to the picture I posted yesterday, which I mistakenly labeled Frederick Douglass.

The sand in front of these cuts is still pretty mushy here.  The maximum cut is about three feet.

That is about it for today.

To summarize, there is some additional sand loss, but very little.  It has not improved enough for me to issue a beach conditions upgrade yet.

Although the surf is bigger, the tides are not very big and the waves are hitting straight on.

Tomorrow the surf is supposed to be up to 6 - 9 feet.  That is pretty big.  I wish we would get a good change in wind and wave direction.  As I've said many times before, it takes more than waves.

Happy hunting,