Rod Keevers from the Tweed Shire Council and Fingal Surf Club member Jason Rush keep an eye on things as the tide rises. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Rod Keevers from the Tweed Shire Council and Fingal Surf Club member Jason Rush keep an eye on things as the tide rises. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

Fight to stop Fingal surf club erosion continues

THE fortress made of nearly 800 cubic metres of sand to protect Fingal surf club is still standing strong after being installed late last week.

Tweed Shire Council's Rod Keevers and surf club member Jason Rush were on site this afternoon, keeping an eye on things as the tide came in to an afternoon high of 3:30pm.

"We are just monitoring the situation now, waiting to see what the tide does but everything looks good so far," Mr Keevers said.

The forecast is for moderate to strong winds and large swells in the next 48-72 hours, only time will tell how the clubhouse fares but it has been given a fighting chance.

If the high tide line breaches the bottom of the sand wall the Tweed Shire Council has a backup plan in place, involving simply pushing more excess sand from the top of the bank back down to the water line.

"We have an excavator on standby in Chinderah which we can use to move more sand around if need be," Mr Keevers said.

There is not a great deal of variance between low and high tides in the next few days which is a better situation than last week's large tidal patterns.


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