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Beach Closures - COVID-19
« on: March 18, 2020, 06:48:15 PM »
Was just checking Surfline and see that Brevard County here in FL is closing beach access.

https://sites.brevardcounty.us/PIRA/PIRA/ViewRelease.aspx?ID=3797

Plan B for me is to do some flat water paddling in the lagoon.
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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 07:20:51 PM »
Not surprising in Florida considering the spring break madness.
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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 08:18:49 PM »
Palm Beach beaches and Boca Raton beachs are closed, but surprisingly Delray Beach, which is between both, their beachs are still open..?
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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 01:05:53 AM »
Entering the 2nd full day of lockdown here and watching the webcams is parts joy to be able to see the ocean and part frustration in being kept from the continuing clean conditions. When I see the few pirates that have dodged cops and are enjoying the surf, well yea that’s tough too.
For the moment I am choosing to behave for the cause. To be solidaire with all those stuck in the middle of big cities and towns.
This is no time for individualist actions. Luckily I am on the countryside and have space outside at home.

That said I have thoroughly mapped out a covert route using waterways and forest to sneak to the beach. 
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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 04:47:11 AM »
Collier county (Naples FL) beaches are closed as of yesterday.
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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 07:34:54 AM »
All Miami beaches closed today. Looks I'll be heading to the canal or parking lots to wing it. As long as the road stays open to the keys, I can get down there to ride. Smathers beach is closed in key West but we go by boat to the flats.
Also many parks are closed and the bridge to the outer Banks closed so check travel info before trying to run from the lock down.

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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 08:12:08 AM »
So according to florida today, Brevard county is walking back the beach closure to just closing the parking (for now). At my access this morning there were orange cones and tape but I just wheeled around on my bike to take a look. We typically don't get the massive influx of spring breakers, so while there have been a few more folks on the beach lately, it's way more crowded just going to the grocery store.

Hope beaches stay accessible (within reason), I was really counting on being able to escape to the beach & ocean to help my sanity during this.

[urlhttps://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2020/03/16/brevards-beaches-remain-open-now-despite-closings-elsewhere-state/5061625002/][/url]

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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 09:25:20 AM »
We have had a lot of rain in SoCal over the last two weeks.  Was curious about whether Covid-19 persists in waterways.  Sounds like there is still a lot to be learned but passing this along:

https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/covid-19-and-beach-water-quality-updates-from-the-research-community

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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 09:55:15 AM »
I guess the word has not gotten to Cocoa Beach (12:30 Thurs. 19th)

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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 02:59:09 PM »
Our governor just went on TV and said he’s in favor of Floridians being able to go out for fresh air and said the CDC said fresh air is good. They have asked the county sheriffs to patrol the beach and break up groups of 10. That, along with no beach parking, should get things back under control. Nobody wants the next step. South Florida had to take the next step.

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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 07:02:13 PM »
California is under full lockdown. Stay in your house except groceries and emergencies.

Unless you live outside, then feel free to roam.
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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 07:54:57 PM »
Found out the keys are shutting down Monday, they want hotels to close on Sunday and all tourist to leave the keys.

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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 08:13:07 PM »
California is under full lockdown. Stay in your house except groceries and emergencies.

Just heard this. Wow. Crazy times. Thinking of all of you in California.
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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 08:26:53 PM »
Just announced here in Texas. All the beaches on Galveston Island are now closed until further notice.
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Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2020, 11:17:23 PM »
More and more beaches closing in Europe as well. I think all ports are closed to recreational craft. Use of recreational craft is banned until the end of the month.
 Listen to the doctors begging people to stay home. Once you can see sick people its too late one of the top doctors in Paris said.