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It was a quiet day on Ocean Beach.  I only observed 3 other people in the time I was there.  It looks like winter weather has arrived on the beach.  Most of the rock fields toward the north end are exposed.  The bluffs were showing signs of erosion.  I'm assuming this is due to the recent King Tide and generally high tides of the fall.   There is also a lot more driftwood on the beach again at the north end.  Not any large trees but considerably more than on last month's report.  I also noticed quite a bit of fishing rope of different sizes in the debris line all along the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 47 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 4.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 4. Only a few people out on the beach today.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Report sent to COASST

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). There were lots of plastics in the debris line.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. It's clear the high tides so far this fall have reached the bluffs. There was noticeable erosion at several points along the beach.

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It was a partly cloudy day on Ocean Beach.

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A bit of a blustery day on Ocean Beach.

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Wow, what a change from the beginning of the month!

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It was a cloudy, rainy day on Ocean Beach.

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It was a partly sunny day on Ocean Beach.

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One of the busiest days I've observed on Ocean Beach.

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November 25, 2022

Today was the second day of King Tides for November 2022.

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