Harbor Activity Report for October 2021

File photo by Andrew Newman-Anderson Avalon Harbor during late 2018.

The pier end float, the Shoreboat end float, the Yacht Club float, the Tuna Club float, the Hamilton Cove float, the Jet Ski Barge, and Joes Rent-a-Boat string lines and floats were all removed for the season.

Lobster Season began at 6 a.m. on the 1st of October. Our annual Pier regulars had their hoop nets staged at their favorite spots.

We had visits from Long Beach Yacht Club (approximately 21 boats), West Coast Yacht Club (approximately 16 boats) and Horizon Yacht (approximately 14 boats).

It’s always nice to have the yacht clubs in to give the Harbor an off-season boost.

All EMT-trained Harbor Patrol Officers, along with Baywatch and both Fire Departments, participated in an annual two-day Continuing Education course to maintain their certifications.

October 2022 stats

People aboard boats—5,276

Vessels Moored—1,319

Vessels Anchored—111

Moorings Sold / Transferred—0 / 0

Citations Issued / Discharges—0 / 0

Total Cruise Ship Passengers / Visits—25,232 / 12

Average Temp, High—70

Average Temp, Low—61

Average Sea Temp—67


Rain Days—4

Weather Warnings—1

Avalon Harbor Patrol additional stats

Minor Medical—2


Public Assists (tow, wrap-up)—100

Security (patrol and port)—233

Harbor Maintenance—57


With Winter approaching, vessel operators are reminded to monitor weather and sea conditions to ensure that their vessels are safely secured for the relevant conditions.

This may include, but is not limited to, additional lines, chaffing gear or other precautions as appropriate. Operators are ultimately responsible for their vessels and passengers, especially if their vessel breaks free and becomes a hazard to navigation and/or life.