The LARC continues to survey despite a 15-20 mph sea breeze. They are on the other side of the inlet, and have surveyed a lot. Waves on the ebb tide shoal are directionally beserk. Colliding crests with 90 degs (and more) spread. Small crests, but they combine to make 3′ local peaks. 3-5 sec peak period. Steep, savage little bastards that buck small craft around.
I talked to the LARC driver (he came ashore 75 m upcoast from our house). He says they
* cut a shallow new channel all the way out.
* have 3-4 more hrs work tomorrow to complete the survey