GEORGE NEWS - Following the recent erosion, due to high seas in the Wilderness Dunes area, Vernon Gibbs-Hall Environmental officer of the Eden District Municipaltiy said yesterday, Thursday 1 October, he visited the three beach houses that were directly affected by the “spring tide high".
When the moon is full or new, the gravitational pull of the moon and sun are combined. At these times, the high tides are very high and the low tides are very low. This is known as a spring high tide. Spring tides are especially strong tides (they do not have anything to do with the season Spring). They occur when the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon are in a line. The gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun both contribute to the tides. Spring tides occur during the full moon and the new moon.