Surfer Kem McNair photos: Radar buoy breaks loose

Osprey hovers over surf in New Smyrna Beach, Florida / Headline Surfer®A Coast Guard radar buoy washes ashore in New Smyrna Beach, Florida / Headline Surfer® Photos by Kem McNair for Headline Surfer® /
These images were shot on Sunday on the New Smyrna Beach side of the inlet with Ponce Inlet to the north. At far left, an osprey glides over the surf with a radar buoy shown in the distance. In the second image, a Coast Guard radar buoy is shown having washed ashore over the weekend. It is expected to be plugged back into the ocean floor on Monday.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Surfer and photographer Kem McNair captured a unique photo setting with an osprey and a radar buoy near the South Jetty where surfers and sharks co-exist in the curling waves.

"Ever wonder how big those Green Ocean Buoys off of Ponce inlet are, like the one in my Osprey Picture?" McNair asks. "Well here's the answer," he says, continuing: "This is one Broke loose Friday night in the big surf we had and washed up at the NSB side of the inlet. The Coast Guard will be removing it.

Surfer photographer Kem McNair / Headline Surfer® "Ever wonder how big those Green Ocean Buoys off of Ponce inlet are, like the one in my Osprey Picture?" McNair asks. "Well here's the answer," he says, continuing: "This is one Broke loose Friday night in the big surf we had and washed up at the NSB side of the inlet. The Coast Guard will be removing it."

McNair described the buoy as follows: "By the way its called a 1CR can buoy and weighs 5,000 (pounds). The square plates on the top are there to reflect radar. Thus the name 1 for the size (big) C for can, R for radar."

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