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BEACH EROSION

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:18 am
by Kayak Dave
Parts of the beach took a heavy hit this past wkend. I usually go to walkover #7 to watch the sunset. When I went back Mon. the beach had changed radically. Where there was 100-125 ft of beach, 2 ft from the boardwalk the sand just dropped down a couple ft. and just to the west the surf was steadily eating away at the berm, with a cliff 8-9 ft high almost to the vegetation line.


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The island is ever changing, but it amazes me how fast it can change. Our weather this wkend wasn't terrible but I guess the way it streamed straight north from the Gulf, gave the surf a lot of energy. Someone else that was there at the beach said he had been watching the surf and while a lot of waves were breaking offshore, this area was rolling on in without breaking much. Kind of led us to believe part of the sandbar had washed out, could be a bad place for rip currents this year. But the way the sand comes and goes, it's hard to predict what it will be like a month from now.