Ha ha if its going to go straight down the middle of the break it will certainly be "temporary" as soon as the next sizable hurricane swell shows up.
What is all this about bad vibes at Ruggles and/or Newport overall? I surfed a bunch of spots in the area back in '08 while living in upstate NY. I was doing shift work at the time and seldom got the opportunity to surf. When I did, I usually ended up driving 6 hrs overnight, showing up at Spot X before dawn and sleeping in my car for a bit before suiting up. Every time, I would end up sharing conversation in the parking lot with some cool locals. Personally, I thought the town had a great vibe. One guy even let me follow him to a secret spot after I asked him about it (you could see it going off from where we were at the time). I got plenty of waves and met wonderful people. Sorry to hear about the bad experiences that some folks encountered, but those stories are a far cry from anything I have seen at Ruggles or anywhere nearby.
Same, I've never had any issues anywhere in R.I.
the cliffwalk is three feet wide. they could hire laborers to push wheel barrels of concreat out there to fix it and it would be a fraction of the cost of building four huge jetties jut for moving machinery. sounds like some serious palm greasing going on here. They are definitley trying to get their hands on as much sandy relief money as possible. It would be easy to make a lot of money dissapear into fake hours and expenses with a project like this.
So true. 8 million dollars?! It's crazy. EVERYONE should be up in arms about the way this money is being spent. Not just surfers and environmentalists.
anyone been writing letters to Peter healey at the DOC and CRMC on tower hill road? Hope so. more mail they get the better. thanks.
yes, on it.
on a side note everyone should take a massive dump on the guys property at the end of ruggles avenue. big white house at the end. guy is a doughe. more than likely getting a kickback from the developer of the jetty solution.