A report has come in from Stone Lagoon that someone has attempted to illegally breach the lagoon.
This is very bad because:
- An illegal breach would devastate Humboldt Surfrider supporter Kayak Zak’s rental business, especially since Big Lagoon remains breached and/or at least very low.
- No reason to breach it in terms of impacts to property, especially since it’s now receding anyway and its high level does not affect structures, pasture, or any other infrastructure.
- A breach would certainly impact the roped-off snowy plover breeding area currently in place.
- Fourth, state parks enforcement may not have the resources to catch the hooligan(s) responsible.
- And last, the rumors are some surfers have been talking about breaching it… for obvious reasons. (Emphasis on: rumors.)
BREACHING STONE LAGOON IS NOT OKAY. DO NOT DO IT. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DOING IT, REPORT THEM: 488-2169.
Folks, please be aware that the state of California has once again put into effect surfboard permit laws which require surfers to register any surfboards which are used at public beaches.
Full story here.
The T-S has a little story.
FRI…SW WIND 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS…BUILDING TO NW 16 TO 18 FT AT 16 SECONDS
SAT…S WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 22 FT.
SUN…E WIND 5 KT…BECOMING SE. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 19 FT SUBSIDING TO 16 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
Low tide Saturday is 8:12 a.m.
High tide Saturday is 2:08 p.m.
Remember that guy that thought he could surf big Harbor and ended up washed in at King Salmon? He had to hitchhike back around the bay to the parking lot? Meanwhile the Coast Guard helicopter and boats were searching for him? And remember those two guys who thought they’d surf whitewater at Power Poles, but ended up washed down the spit, unable to get to shore? The Coast Guard had to pluck them from the water. And that girl who thought she’d ride foam at the Jetty and got sucked into the rip? She screamed for help and was lucky a couple Coasties were nearby to rescue her. And all the people who’ve been too close when the big waves hit and ended up dead or close to it? Be smart out there, folks. The ocean puts on a good show. If you’re not an experienced big wave surfer, sit back and watch the show from a safe distance.
For those folks who like to watch Patrick’s Point from the overlook at Agate Beach, be aware that erosion has caused about three acres of the bluff to have “slumped down,” making the edge acutely unstable. The overlook at Agate Beach has once again been fenced off. Anyone behind the fence will receive a citation, according to State Park Ranger Javier Morales – without receiving a warning first.
So be careful. As in, don’t put yourself in danger.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Thanks to Bill L. for the tip.