The Wind Is This Bad At The Beach

The steady winds from Hurricane Dorian at the beaches are eroding the beaches and creating cool sand formations

You can see the picture how windy it is at the point. The birds are sitting on the lee side out of the wind and the sand is wet from rain. Behind the birds, that sandy looking haze is sand blowing across the beach. That will strip your skin down quick or maybe take off a layer of paint. The rain bands are here from Hurricane Dorian and that wind.

The wind is blowing so hard at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park the towers on the beach have a strip of dry cement on the leeward side facing Lewes. Little pebbles or anything that can block wind are creating those mini dunes along the beach. It was rough out there at 11 AM, not looking forward to trying again until Sunday.

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Feather holding back the wind carves out this formation.

Tomorrow is expected to be rough seas to eight feet. Thirty plus knot gusts during up to twenty knots sustained winds.
SAT…NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing
to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 8 ft. Swell mainly
from the E with a dominant period of 10 seconds.

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Feather holding back the wind carves out this formation.
Gordons pond at 11 AM this morning


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