Rough Weather Carves the Beaches

 

Charles W Cullen bridge traffic backed up on the south side headed north

IRI, indian river inlet north beach
North beach at the Indian River Inlet is carved steep
That kid is about 4 feet tall
That kid is about 4 feet tall
delaware beaches take a pummeling, 3rs beach, delaware seashore state park
Looking south at 3Rs, you can see it is carved up and the waves in the distance are huge
3rs beach, delaware, sussex county
Looking south at 3Rs, you can see it is carved up and the waves in the distance are huge
heavy waves, 3rs beach, dssp,
Looking south at 3Rs, you can see it is carved up and the waves in the distance are huge
a well carved cut
a well carved cut
closed section on beach at 3Rs
The beach is carved out heavily where the section is closed at 3Rs
Big waves and carved beach at 3Rs
Big waves and carved beach at 3Rs
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We had a bit of a storm today and the beaches took it on full force.  The constant East winds pushed a lot of waves and water up against the beaches, further carving them.  The shelf is still on coin beach and is even steeper in some areas.  Be careful driving near this, and if you have issues climbing up and down the ledge, use a shovel to dig a ramp to walk up and down.  The Coast Guard was out today doing foul weather training at the Indian River Inlet, they always do this when storms show up, because it helps keep them sharp.  Kudos to the crews for all that they do, that is one tough job.  By now I am sure you have heard that the roads were jam-packed with cars.  The Charles W Cullen bridge was at a stand still on the south side in the north bound lane around noon thirty.   The other routes out of the area, such as route 26 were not too pretty either.  People heading to the outlets to shop, leaving early since tomorrow is check out, and just normal traffic trying to get place to place.

Lot of bluefish at the inlet today. Mike Cooper and his crew were hammering them during a mini blitz.  The water was very rough at the inlet, but that is great conditions for striped bass and other aggressive predators like bluefish.  I have yet to see a run on Twizzlers, but some friends of mine have sent some rather hilarious pictures to me today.  I can always count on my friends to go next level with the jokes.  Tomorrow the winds will be out of the Northeast and we are expecting high temperatures in the low to mid eighties.  3Rs beach is still closed at the northern most section for driving on but you can walk on and fish.  You can see in the one picture why the parks are concerned with that area.  There is a small craft advisory until Saturday evening and judging from what I saw today, it would be a good idea to stay inside the inland bays.  The inlet and seas were angry today my friends.  Keep in mind there is still a rip current warning until Sunday.  The water will be stirred up for a few days so fishing will be tricky, well catching will be tricky, fishing is easy.  We are working on a tournament for Jet Ski Anglers and will have that information up soon, we just have to iron out a few logistics and a good date.  We are thinking mid September, and this will be an annual event.  Tomorrow drop by Killens Pond and visit the DSF tent from 9 AM to 2 PM during the 1960’s Summer Festival this will be a fun event for the whole family.   Have a great weekend and be safe out there.

Fish On!!

Rich King

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