High-Tides and Rough Surf May Limit Beach Activities for ‘Trucktoberfest’.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
With the unsanctioned truck event known as ‘Trucktoberefest’ happening this weekend, Volusia County Beach Safety prepares for a not-so-quiet weekend that may be affected by the weather.
‘Trucktoberfest’ has no official meeting location or planned events but oversized trucks are expected to drive the beach during the day and cruise A1A at night, but with early afternoon high tides, rough surf, and rain in the forecast, most of the beach activities may be limited.
“We’ve seen rough surf and higher than normal tides over the past week, and we expect that continue into this weekend,” said Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Public Information Officer Tammy Malphurs. “We may have to shut the beach down to driving several hours before the official high tide. We’re asking drivers on the beach to remain aware of the beach conditions and exit the beach when necessary.”
According to a release put out by the county, Beach Safety will be fully staffed and coordinate with Law enforcement for assistance with beach violations. Speeding, excessive noise, alcoholic beverages, careless driving, and double parking will not be tolerated.
“We see an uptick in violations during beach events and holiday weekends, often because attendees just aren’t aware of the rules,” said Malphurs. “So we’ve been in contact with the event organizer and they’re sharing our beach rules and regulations. We’re hoping everyone understands that these rules are in place to ensure safety. As long as attendees follow them and respect our area, we don’t anticipate any issues.”
The City of Daytona Beach and Volusia Sherriff’s Office has also made preparations for the event.
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