Beach Monitoring Reports
September 2022 Report
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Date: Friday, 10 September 2022

Monitoring Team: Peter, Nick, David, Ian and John

Analysis & Report: David Bills-Thompson, PFCG Technical Officer and Data Co-ordinator


Commentary: A notable result is the new record high level of sand detected at post 1 (Little East Beach)

Post 2 shows also shows an increase since last year but is still well below average (East Beach toilet block).

Post 3 is below average and has lost some sand since the last measurement in July this year (Manifold St.).

Post 11 has gained sand since the previous reading in May this year and is now at an average level. Comment: Between Post 10 and 11, two Berms have formed which indicates that much of the sand build up to date is still protecting the primary dune and has not been eroded by recent storm surges. It is likely that the most recent storm event was less severe than the previous surge.

Post 12 is still below average and has lost sand since May 2022 but remains higher than the measurement in April this year. Comment at post 12: There is a 25cm Berm 30cm in front of the post.

Conditions were cold and windy and monitoring at the far distances was often done in surging knee deep water.

My thanks and appreciation to the rest of the team for excellent work.