Report Details

The sky was mostly cloudy with some patches of fog and noticeable blobs of sea foam on wet sand. There were no signs of pollution or hazards present. The wrack line had logs and kelp knots, but no sign of fishing gear. There was, however, evidence that horses had been on the beach. There were two people riding fat wheel bicycles, mainly staying in the wet sand area. There were two young boys (under 10) who were left unattended at the shoreline with a puppy on a leash. They were unattended for close to 10 minutes, during that time they went into the water with the puppy on the leash. With the sneaker waves in the area during that time, this was dangerous. Two men in their 40s went into the water, waist deep for a significant period of time.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 4.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 52. Number of dogs: 35. Walking or running: 2. Playing in surf: 4. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 5. Other Activities: walking, playing with RC car, riding wide tire bicycles, evidence of horses.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 2 western gull carcasses

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

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Mile 297

October 22, 2023

The sky was mostly cloudy with some patches of fog and noticeable blobs of sea foam on wet sand.

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September 4, 2023

A nice warm partly cloudy day with a large group enjoying the picnic area by the parking lot.

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June 6, 2023

It was a blustery sunny day with 3 horse back riders and one walker on the beach.

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March 18, 2023

A nice bright day with a large group of birders from 30 cars looking for Snowy Plovers when I started but only 13 people walking or sitting on the beach on my way back.

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December 15, 2022

This was a sunny, cold, blustery day with 8 people and 2 dogs walking or biking(1) on the extensive beach.

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September 6, 2022

This was a sunny calm day with few people on the beach.

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June 15, 2022

This was a nice day with clouds and little wind.

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March 8, 2022

This was a nice cloudy day with only 4 cars in the parking lot and four people on the beach, one with a dog.

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