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Today's swell model displaying current south swell running.
Early March 2007, Beacon's Beach Leucadia. The following photos show the week by week ebb and flow of sand levels over the past 30 days or so.
***UPDATE--The strip of black between the 2001 sand at the base of the bluff and the natural sand is NOT cobblestones. It is a strip of black sand. Enlarge the photos and examine closely. Better yet, go down the Beacon's trail this weekend and wiggle your little piggies in the sand in person.
This is the only day in a month that Beacon's had any cobbles. It was the day after that big wind storm that knocked down the big eucalyptus tree at Hansen's. The cobbles didn't last long and were quickly buried under new sand by the end of the week.
Taken this morning. Lots o' sand again.
Some regular readers of this blog who have never been to the beach before scoffed when I wrote that south swells naturally replenish our local beaches with sand. Somebody else out there agrees with this basic truth:
Harbor dredging to deposit sand offshore
Leucadia!: Aceti Lies to NCT, "We're back to cobble."
Monterey Bay Kelp Cam Thanks D.C.!