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 Post subject: Beach damage
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:10 pm 
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I can give an additional report about the high waves and the flooding of the beaches. I walked on the beach from the north end of Eagle Beach to the Tamarijn resort. All palapas on Eagle Beach were flooded with few of them capable of being used. The waves almost reached the road on the north end and the beach could hardly be walked on. The waves were huge. I would estimate the largest were nine to ten feet. At Costa Linda the water flooded all the palapas. I was very surprised to see this because the beach is so large there. At the Bucuti the only palapas that weren't flooded were those closest to the hotel on the other side of the sidewalk. There was heavy damage to the palapas and the beach at the Manchebo, ABC, and Casa del Mar. Lots of sand, rocks, and water with several toppled palapas. The same is true at the Divi and the Tamarijn resort. The boardwalk at the Tam was heavily damaged as well. Quite a weird day. All this damage with no storms or heavy wind.


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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:59 am 
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Mohair wrote:
All this damage with no storms or heavy wind.

The remains of a former tropical storm passed north of the island over the weekend. That was the source of the waves.

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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:21 pm 
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That's terrible to hear.
Hope no major damage occurred to these resorts.
I was recently at the Tamarijn and they hardly had any beach left to begin with.
I wonder if this storm may perhaps in effect have a positive effect on their beachfront after it all resolves.
I might possibly bring the beach back.
Does anyone know?


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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Any photos or videos?

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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:05 am 
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arubajoey wrote:
Any photos or videos?

Photos and videos all over Facebook, looks pretty bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:13 am 
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I looked at the webcams yesterday....looked like bigger surf than normal still and saw very few people in the water. Also saw a picture of all the palapas at LaCabana in the water with the water almost at the beach bar. That is right by the road.
Reminds me of what we saw in 2010.


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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:53 am 
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Looks like a LOT of seaweed washed ashore.

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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:04 pm 
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We have been at Amsterdam Manor during the wave surge. Just took a boat out on Sunday and went up and down the coast.

Bugaloe was closed for 2 days to replace some of the boards on the dock that popped up but we just had lunch there on Saturday and all was good again. Rest of Palm Beach is fine.

Eagle Beach from Amsterdam Manor to Costa Linda - all fine. Some seaweed but it was removed within the day.

Some beach erosion in front of Bucuti and Manchebo.

Aruba Beach Club and Casa del Mar lost most of their beach and quite a few palapas. The first floor rooms at ABC that face the water had their sliding doors boarded up. Divi seemed fine. Tam had beach erosion and some rooms on the first floor had water seep in.

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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm 
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thanks Amy for the beach erosion report.


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 Post subject: Re: Beach damage
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:50 am 
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We will be sitting on Eagle Beach in 10 days....good to hear that things are getting back to normal.
Thanks for the update.


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