Report Details

The beach was swept clean, with a few scattered algae piles, and a few large logs. Shell fragments scattered across the entire beach. The driftline was closer to the foredune than usual. Brown Pelicans, cormorants and gulls. Foredune erosion. Many people, and dogs, were enjoying a sunny, but very windy day, and there were also the bad guys driving on the beach. Seven surfers entered the choppy sea by the jetty, and caught a few rides. Kites flew high and fast. The creek was flowing wide and deeper than any other time this year. One family had a campfire up the creek beneath the curve of the road.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 70. Number of dogs: 20. Walking or running: 20. Playing in surf: 15. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 15. Surfing: 7. Fishing: 4. Other Activities: flying kites 3. Lots of people enjoying a very windy, but sunny day. Erosion of foredune and ever increasing roads to beach continues.

Concerns

Apparent violations: vehicles driving on beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 44. Cars/trucks on beach, prohibited: 2.

Notable Wildlife

11 Brown Pelicans, 4 cormorants, 4 gulls, 5 unidentified crow-sized birds flying low over the water.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

2 whole dead dungeness crab

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass. shell fragments scattered across entire beach, exposed rocks 6-12 ish inches in diameter on southern portion

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. result of high wave action seen in foredune erosion.

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November 10, 2012

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August 11, 2012

The beach was almost completely free of litter.

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May 5, 2012

The beach was swept clean, with a few scattered algae piles, and a few large logs.

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December 1, 2011

Human activity was minimal on this cold windy day.

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August 16, 2011

On this beautiful, warm, calm day, the beach was amazingly free of debris.

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May 18, 2011

On this lovely morning at the water's edge were: rock weed, bull kelp, piles of eel grass, about 6 feather boas, crab and clam shells.

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