Medium Onshore wind
Surf conditions at 7.55 a.m. on Friday 17th January 2014:
It's a damp start today but it's brightening up quite nicely. The wind is steady, blowing just a little more westerly than expected but still mainly south westerly, onshore whichever way you look at it.
And so the surf is a bit sloppy and choppy, still quite sizeable, not huge or anywhere near it but big enough to make the paddle a chore and give you a drubbing when you get it wrong.
Yep, let's make that trek over the headland to see how Harlyn is looking.......
But before we go, let's have a little look at the beach after all those storms.
There's a bit of a drop at the main entrance, that clay bank a good three or four feet down off the vertical wall of sand, while there's also a bit of a gap between the steps and the beach at the other end. Other than that, the dunes have been a bit blown, the lifeguard hut base has been half buried but there's nothing that won't naturally self heal.
Apart from all the debris and rubbish that is!
Stacey (Long) is setting up a group of volunteers to give the local beaches a bit of a clean up. Check his Facebook page for more info (Seven Bays Task Force) on where and when but I think that the first one is set for tomorrow (Saturday 18th), start at 9 I think.
It's about now that we are really going to miss the Beach Rangers. Lost to one of those incredibly short sighted, knee jerk, cost cutting exercises by our elected representatives which is probably going to come back and bite us all. After all, the most precious local commodities are our beaches, it kind of makes sense to look after them.
Luckily, there is a bit of a community spirit around here and the guys will rally round and get stuck in to keep the place as we would all like it. And those guys who always do pick up as they go along should be appreciated too. I know a few who always take more rubbish away than they would ever bring, unnoticed and unrewarded and quite happy to be!
Let's all do that!
Check out 'Take 3' (www.take3.org.au).
And if you are over this way this weekend, why not drop in on us and have a look - see as to what bargains we have on offer! We have wetsuits, boards and allsorts on offer!
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