The bar is breached manually by a huge digger and there has been fierce controversy for many years whether it should be opened on the east or west side. Apparently it used to naturally open on the east side but for the last few years has been opened on the west side more to do with political than scientific reasons according to the 2007 minutes of the Wilson Inlet Management Committee. They also go on to say:
"From an aquaculture point of view, this year is a disaster that could well repeat itself if we take climatic
changes into account. Deaths of both mussels and oysters lead to the conclusion that low marine exchange, coupled with last summer’s conditions, are clearly directly involved. These current conditions are therefore detrimental to the social, economic and environmental benefits that aquaculture could offer to Denmark."
Here is the opening 3 hours later
Here it is two days later with a half a dozen punters already enjoying the quick little right going through. The water temperature will have plummeted so they will be getting cold pretty quickly.