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New Year's Eve, the first nice day after several stormy days, brought out more than the usual number of people (18) walking or jogging and enjoying the beach. It was a good day for raptor sightings, with flyovers by a Red-tailed Hawk, a Cooper's Hawk, and an adult Bald Eagle. The beach is still covered with sand and clean, with only bits of plastic and short pieces of plastic rope in the driftline. Several fairly large sand and rock falls and vegetation undercuts indicate continuing bluff erosion below houses. No trace of the beach hut that was there in October, but someone had written in the sand: I (heart) the Beach!

Conditions

Temperature: 42 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 18. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 18. Lots of people enjoying the first nice day after a series of rainy days, 17 walking, 1 jogging.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

1 Red-tailed Hawk, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Bald EAgle (Adult), 2 Western Gulls, 3 Glaucous-winged Gulls, 1 Crow, 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet; no mammals, no inverts or seaweed

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

none

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls.

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December 20, 2023

A new house is being built just south of Grant Creek near an unstable portion of the bluff (picture attached). A new railing installed along a section of riprap (picture attached). A large rock field is exposed along this section (picture attached). Several small slide/slough areas apparent associated with the rains earlier in the month.

Phil Barbour

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March 15, 2023

A few small slumps and sloughs in the past few months.

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December 29, 2021

New sections of beach cliff slides 

dougdawson

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October 9, 2021

Two locations with various degrees of erosion.

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July 15, 2021

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April 21, 2021

A few new drainage pipes and a new cement walkway onto the beach at the south end of the Surfland development.

PhilBSB

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January 21, 2021

Huge Sand erosion centered around South Beach Day use area.

dougdawson

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December 25, 2020

Quiet day on the beach, Christmas and a rain/wind storm approaching.

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