The beaches in Galveston, Texas have been buried by feet of Sargassum seaweed that wash up on the shore daily. After front-end loaders remove the bulk of the weed, contractors are using the SURF RAKE to clean the sand. Check out the full article on the event on our beach cleaner informational website.
The video below depicts how the SURF RAKE is able to help with heavy seaweed problems.
The Orlando Sentinel recently mentioned how Cocoa Beach's sand has been cleaner of late due to the city's use of a beach cleaner (Surf Rake). It has been especially useful removing flotsam that washes on shore.
Orlando Sentinel Article
The Los Angeles times recently picked up a story from Ft. Lauderdale that discusses how effective the SURF RAKE is at picking up seaweed and other beach debris. In addition to removing man-made garbage from the beaches, it highlights an environmentally beneficial use for the massive amounts of seaweed the SURF RAKE removes from the beach--compost. Some highlights:
"The seaweed is constant. In November, said Almy, the beach patrol picked up 300 tons of seaweed, which is moved from the bucket of the Surf Rake into a dump truck and hauled off for composting."
"Beach cleanup begins at 5:30 a.m., when Bennie Lynch fires up one of three new Caterpillar Challenger tractors: ... rubber-tracked yellow and black behemoths that pull a Barber Surf Rake so sensitive it can pluck a cigarette butt from wet sand."
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