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Holiday weekend with good weather brought out a lot of people. 20 surfers at Hubbard Creek! Very few vehicles and fewer dogs than usual. The beach was clean. There were many more dead birds than I've ever seen on this beach. There was very little trash, but next to the small stream closest to Hubbard Creek there was some plastic debris: 4 18" sections of plastic gutter mounted on plywood and some black plastic pipe. The prospector from last summer?

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 59. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 40. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 2. Tidepooling: 1. Surfing: 20.

Concerns

Fire

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 46. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 22.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

New Development

Bluff development. Rip rap filling below new hotel

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These sections of plastic gutter are attached to plywood and set into a stream
Plastic pipe
20 surfers out there

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Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

May 15, 2024

The beach looked good today.

Peggy Grimes

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

March 16, 2024

Seems like cheating to call this a winter report, with the weather conditions being so lovely.

Kristi Cramer

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

November 24, 2023

Holiday weekend with good weather brought out a lot of people.

JaneSkipLegacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

August 19, 2023

Beach was remarkably clean.

Skip-Jane-Legacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

May 13, 2023

This was an exceptionally warm Saturday so there were more people on the beach than I usually see but everyone was well behaved and loving the rare chance to be on the beach (and even a few brave souls in the water) without multiple layers of coats.

JaneSkipLegacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

February 10, 2023

Driftwood 5th graders had a wonderful day at their first observation of their adopted mile.

Curry County Schools

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

November 18, 2022

On a mild, sunny Friday in November we found the beach pretty quiet.

JaneSkipLegacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

August 20, 2022

Beach was looking pretty clean of trash at the surf line and above in the dry sand.

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