Rasta 13th Beach Surf Report 21.11.18…a light westerly wind early making it a wonky weak 2 to 3ft surf on the open beaches…likely cleaner on the reefs and more organised…Posso’s to Bells…onshore by 1.00pm proper from the south…maybe a high tide paddle at Raffamea Bay…mmm…High Tide 10.42am Low Tide 4.35pm…Thursday will be north to north west at 13k’s and 2 to 3ft…looks like a window of clean surf in the morn at 13th and townies but expected onshore from the west to south west by 11.00am…Friday will be west to south west at 30k’s and 6 to 10ft…yes a massive big arse swell is expected with howling onshores…cleaner wave options east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett…Saturday will still be howling onshore with a solid 3 to 6ft swell on the open beaches…ditto the above breaks again…Sunday will be east to south easterly at 8k’s and 2 to 3ft…cross shore onshore winds at 13th and townies…tending south to south easterly in the afternoon…no options here apart from possibly Quarantines…Monday will be easterly at 15k’s and 1 to 2ft…cross shore wonky surf at 13th and townies…I’m still not feeling it…stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co
Here’s the update regarding the whale carcass at 5W Collendina, DELWP contacted me today….it’s as follows ……..Hi Ross,
The whale that was buried at Collendina on Friday was done so in accordance with the Victorian Cetacean Emergency Plan.
The whale was buried at the base of the dunes and above the high tide mark at a depth of 2.5 – 3m to prevent leakage onto the surface of the beach.
The burial site is approximately 4km from Ocean Grove patrolled beach.
Due to the advanced state of decomposition of the carcass, burial was considered a safe and effective immediate method to secure the site for public safety.
However, whilst we continue to monitor the site, DELWP is also currently assessing the options for removal of the carcass.
Site access constraints limit options for the removal of the carcass, with the Ocean Grove boat ramp unsuitable for the types of vehicles needed to cart the carcass to a disposal facility.
The safety of staff and contractors is paramount to any operation to remove the carcass.
DELWP will provide a further update for the community once a full assessment of this complex operation has taken place.
Yesterday a small amount of whale blubber was removed from the beach near Collendina and monitoring will continue to occur in the general vicinity over coming days.
A shark warning remains in place as a precaution. There have been no reports of shark sightings in the area over the past week.
Members of the public who wish to swim at beaches across Victoria should always remain vigilant to a range of hazards including rips, tides and marine animals such as sharks.
Shark sightings at any beach can be reported to the police by calling ‘000’ or by notifying lifesavers immediately, if at a patrolled beach.
Rasta 13th Beach Surf Report 20.11.18…clean offshore at 13th and townies…and 2ft or so on the pulses…banks are average but the vibe is good…get out there and soak up that 25 degree start to this awesome day..😊🏄♀️🏄♂️…High Tide 9.45am Low Tide 3.28pm…Wednesday will be south westerly at 18k’s and 2 to 3ft…junky onshore surf at 13th and townies…maybe a clean dribble down at Lorne…tending south easterly by 2.00pm…Thursday will be west to north westerly at 28k’s and 2 to 4ft…looks like having a load of cross shore influence so the reefs from Posso’s to Bells will be a better option me thinks…maybe a high tide surf at Raffamea Bay might be an option…an onshore south to south wester at 25k’s by 2.00pm….Friday will be westerly at 30k’s and 8 to 12ft…a super solid swell is expected and way too big and cross shore for 13th and townies…a day for big wave legends…Posso’s to Bells will be maxing…maybe a paddle at Raffamea Bay for the brave hearted souls…tending west to south westerly late afternoon, then east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett….Saturday will be south westerly at 25k’s and ft or so…still uber solid and onshore at the beaches…cleaner surf east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett…stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co