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
Rasta 13th Beach Surf Report 19.11.18…tis cleaning up on the open beaches but still some wonk and sluggishness in the waves…hopefully it will settle during the day and improve with the banks…around 2ft with slightly bigger pulses…beautiful day with a top of 28 degrees predicted…😊🏄♀️🏄♂️…High Tide 8.40am Low Tide 2.30pm…Tuesday will be northerly at 25k’s and 1 to 2ft…small and clean surf all day at 13th and townies…me thinks an ideal day for the big board or trad fish…find a bank and have some fun…Wednesday will be west to north westerly at 13k’s and 2 to 3ft…a fair amount of westerly in this pattern so likely a tad too cross shore for 13th and townies….cleaner waves at Posso’s to Bells…maybe a high tide paddle at Raffamea Bay…an expected east to south easterly onshore by 2.00pm…mmm…Thursday will be west to north westerly at 25k’s and 2 to 3ft…again the westerly aspect may make it too cross shore for 13th and townies…cleaner at Posso’s to Bells…maybe a high tide session at Raffamea Bay…an onshore is expected by 5.00pm from the south to south west…Friday will be west to south west at 5 to 8ft…a super solid onshore swell on the open beaches…time to think of the protected breaks for a clean wave…east of townies,Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett….Saturday will be west to south west at 25k’s and 4 to 7ft…still solid onshore surf at 13th and townies…again cleaner wave optins…east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett…stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co
Rasta 13th Beach Surf Report 18.11.18…An east to south easterly persists this morning making for a rather glum surf outlook today…maybe 2ft or so on the pulses…no wave options here apart from maybe Quarantines…time to rewax the stick and ponder life…I’d still be keeping clear of townies until the whale issue is properly resolved…mmm…High Tide 8.00am Low Tide 1.41pm…Monday will be north to north easterly at 25k’s and 2 to 3ft…clean offshore surf all day at 13th and townies…a super warm day with surf…happy days…Tuesday will be northerly at 35k’s and 1 to 2ft…still clean but super small at 13th and townies…find a bank and walk the log or fry the fish…the onshore is expected by 5.00pm…Wednesday will be westerly at 15k’s and 2 to 3ft…cross shore at 13th and townies…clean surf at Posso’s and Bells…maybe a high tide paddle at Raffamea Bay…an onshore south wester by 2.00pm…Thursday will be west to north westerly at 35k’s and 4 to 6ft…super solid surf at 13th and townies…likely cleaner at Posso’s to Bells for experienced surfers…maybe a high tide paddle at Raffamea Bay…onshore southerly by 11.00am…maybe Pt Road Knight and Lorne then….Friday will be west to south westerly at 25k’s and 4 to 6ft…still super solid cross shore onshore surf…cleaner waves east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, PT Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co
Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, it’s always been on the surfers radar and bucket list but like all breaks has many moods…sometimes it looks a good fun wave, other times like a fast moving steam roller mowing everything and anything down…the jump off the point looks super sketchy too…still on my bucket list but will pick my day and watch it for a while…Photo Credit Surfline Jump off by Julia Gaudinski