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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539
By dbalon on 1/19/2014 11:20 AM
The new OB Fishing Pier is now in the final stages of completion. The main decking is almost complete and the safety railings are being installed. The handicap ramp to the pier is also completed now.

Take a look at some new photos provided by Wally White. Simply click on the link below and then view the latest pictures in the photo album. The latest pictures posted are at the end of the photo album.

Click here to view the latest photos of the OB Fishing Pier.
By dbalon on 1/19/2014 10:14 AM
Thanks to Ron for the latest update on the changing conditions on Chappy and Wasque Point. The two photos are showing a new sand bar off the Chappy shore and the latest condition of Wasque.
Ron reports the following:

"It's a view of the new sand bar that built and runs parallel to the Chappy shoreline. The point in the picture is less than a Hammer cast away."

"This is a shot of Wasque Point from the eastern end of the Chappy bathing beach. Wasque is about 200 yds. away"

Open the Word document directly below to see the photos.

Chappy-Wasque 011814.doc
By dbalon on 1/8/2014 4:41 PM
The latest edition of the MVSA Newletter is now out. All of the latest updates are included such as Business updates, Events, Meetings etc...

The MVSA Newsletter is enclosed for your enjoyment.

MVSA Newsletter JAN 2014.pdf
By dbalon on 1/8/2014 4:16 PM

Check out our first shot of using a GoPro camera with a kite for aerial photography! Our educators braved the frigid temperatures on Norton Point this morning to test out the rig, which will be used to monitor the breach. Stay tuned for more GoPro action!

Click here to see the awesome aerial photo of the Breach!
By dbalon on 1/6/2014 3:50 PM

Property Status Update:
Last week's storm did a great job of cleaning and smoothing the beaches! This photo was taken a few hours ago on East Beach, Chappy. It's pretty foggy but the seas are beginning to subside
Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge was re-opened for OSV's at 1 PM. The northern beachfront of Leland Beach is also now open, however the southern beachfront at Leland remains closed due to ...overwashing up to the dunes. Norton Point Beach also remains closed today with high surf conditions overwashing the eastern half of the beach. We will reassess the situation at both Leland and Norton Point on Tuesday and make a decision to open or not based on current conditions.

Many of the interior OSV trails at Cape Poge and Leland are still heavily clogged with ice and flooding conditions. Remember: If in doubt, don't go out!

Click here to see the article and photo.

By dbalon on 1/6/2014 3:28 PM
All sides weigh in on beach access during plover nesting

ORLEANS — Local officials and others interested in beach access believe they may have regulations in place by the summer that would reduce the amount of time vehicles are prohibited from off-road trails in Orleans and Chatham because of nesting shorebirds.

The new rules would allow vehicles to bypass nests and possibly lone chicks that, because of current guidelines, required the beaches to be closed to off-road access for much of the summer this past year.

Click here to read the full article.