Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Mad March Surfyporps

A really mixed up tiderace at Strumble this afternoon with big spume crested overfalls off the lighthouse, despite little wind and what should be relatively small tides.
I was not expecting to see a lot but an initial squint at the turbulence revealed odd porpoises surfing amongst the breakers as per photo , (courtesy James Davis)
I did my click count and got a total of 52 sightings over 3 x5 minute periods within the hour giving an average of 208 per hour. Considering the extreme conditions and long range, I must gave missed a lot more than I saw!