Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Playa Sosua check-up

November 28, 2017
Playa Sosua is one of the most beutiful beaches of the whole Caribbean and Sosua is rightfully proud of it. We all remember how all the sand beaches of the Dominican North Coast were severely damaged by hurricane Irma and hurricane Maria in September, local newspaper such as Listin Diario covered this topic with articles dedicated to the bad sand erosion process caused by the hurrricanes and damaging beaches like Playa Sosua and Playa Alicia in particular.
What happened and what has changed since then?
The high tide caused by the strong winds of these hurricanes flooded the beach of Playa Sosua and all the other beaches of the Noarth Coast with waves covering the whole sandy beach:

Waves and high tides covering Playa Sosua

The waves during the hurricanes washed off a lot of sand from the beach (we have posted a couple of video a couple of month ago documenting the power of the waves striking Playa Sosua) and the result after the hurricanes passed was a badly damaged beach :

The extent of the damage suffered by Playa Sosua after the hurricanes

In the aftermath of the hurricane Sosua beach crowd was worried about the situation of Sosua beaches: a natural process of sand recovery was hoped by most but not guaranteed at all.
Now, a couple of months from the passage of those terrible hurricanes Playa Sosua sandy beach is back again in all its shine thank you to Mother Nature! This is really a blessed place: natural tides , gentle ocean currents and protection provided by Playa Sosua coral reef have naturally repaired most of the damage:

This is Playa Sosua on November 27, 2017

The beach crowd can feel relieved: the good old beach days are back!
Long live to Playa Sosua!