Report Details

The holiday weekend was busy, fireworks, a championship lawn game, Dory fishing, and parking lot full most all day.  Heavy use.  The afternoon was much calmer and the beach cleaned up and dumpster emptied. 

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 134. Number of dogs: 15. Walking or running: 62. Playing in surf: 7. Playing in sand: 15. Sitting: 30. Tidepooling: 10. Other Activities: RC car driving, kite flying, camp fires (2), bbq.. Fireworks activity was night before and very active. Reported fire in large dumpster about midnight. This morning Surfrider hosted a beach clean up. Very minimal litter was seen

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: On cliff edge and outside of fenced area (3).

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 175.

Notable Wildlife

Brown pelicans (25) in the water just outside of surf zone and flying in lines beyond the surf 3 Western gulls on beach

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). Minimal garbage seen. Morning’s surfrider post fireworks clean up did a good job!

New Development

None

Natural Changes

Drifting sand over boat ramp

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Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

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Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

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Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

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September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

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Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

August 2, 2023

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