Report Details

A very nice October day on the Coast. Lots of people and kids enjoying the treasure we call the beach.The access point , Cape Kiwanda Parking lot was full. Some going to the Pelican Pub but most to the beach.The new Memorial Wall put up by the Doryman's Association is a nice addition. Gives new people some background on the history of dory launching into the open Seas off the beach. Couple of new benchs nice addition. With the exception of one very old gull no wildlife noted.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 50. Number of dogs: 15. Walking or running: 35. Playing in surf: 5. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 4. Photography: 2. Tidepooling: 2. Surfing: 15. Other Activities: setting in cars 6. Very nice day. Warm sunny. Lots of people walking on the beach. Almost no trash/litter.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: 2 young people behind fenced closed.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 30. RVs/Buses parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 6.

Notable Wildlife

No mammals. Very few bird, not even Califoria Gulls. Some large bulb kelp that was fresh. No crab castings.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. One very old gull. Been on the beach for weeks. Nothing unusual.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass. some eel grass.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. At access point Dolry Ramp just Picked up for winter. No long term effect.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

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Tide very low 1.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

May 27, 2024

Tide very low at 1.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

March 9, 2024

Wow what a change from last month! State Parking lot is closed for a couple of months while construction on the new parking lot and restroom continues. The tree ( object I show as a measure of sand deposition ) is really getting uncovered! Survey also for COASST, no beached birds or mammals found. The beach access point at the north end of Bob Straub State Park is still unusable for vehicles, due to a massive erosion event and 5 foot sharp edges to the beach.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

August 2, 2023

Drift- Wrack and Surf Zones seem to differ along the beach.

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