Avalon Harbor Activity Report for April 2021

Courtesy photo Pictured above the 2021 Sonrise Service at Casino Point.

1,010 boats visit Avalon harbor in one month, the most since 2009

Avalon Boat Stand moorings were installed by Easter weekend.

Easter 2021 was definitely busier than last year. However, some popular events were still canceled, like the Easter Egg Hunt and the Community Church’s Pancake Breakfast. The Sonrise Service was held, once again, at Casino Point and it was a beautiful morning. The community also had the pleasure of having the Seal Beach Yacht Club in the Harbor for the weekend.

April saw 9 days with Small Craft advisories and no Gale warnings.

This April saw 1,010 boats arrive in Avalon harbor compared to only 25 boats in April

2020 and 803 in April 2019—that’s a 98% increase over last year and a 20% increase over 2019. It’s actually the most boats the Harbor Department has seen arrive at the harbor in April since 2009!

May 30, 2021, was the last day that the city of Avalon operated the Avalon Fuel Dock. The new fuel dock operator is Dion and Sons, who also operate marine fueling businesses in Alamitos Bay and Shoreline Marina. We’re all hoping for lower fuel prices … fingers crossed. Dion and Sons also has plans to offer food service and other exciting services.

April 2021 stats are as follows:

• People aboard boats—4,040

• Vessels Moored—1,010

• Vessels Anchored—91

• Moorings Sold / Transferred 3/1

• Citations Issued / Discharges—0 / 0

• Total Cruise Ship Passengers / Visits—0 / 0

• Average Temp , High—64

• Average Temp, Low—52

• Average Sea Temp—61

• Rain Days—1

• Rain (inches)—0.02

• Weather Warnings 9