Predictions on Crowds in the Water
So, I was in the water in VB a couple weekends ago. I'm looking up & down the coast from about 46th Street. I did a rough count from the beach for as far as I could see.
Must have been 400 people in the water, counting surfers & spongers. Obviously more than that, since I uldn't see all the way down to 1st Street, Croatan & Sandbridge.
I surfed Cabarete & I used to think 30 people in the water at Playa Encuentro was crowded. That was 5 years ago. Encuentro gets maybe double that now on any given halfway decent day.
Got me to thinkin'...:confused:
Rapidly expanding American population.
More leisure time.
Any projections or numbers for your local beach in, say, 5 years....? Or, what people will do when faced with potentially Waikiki-like conditions at every break on the east coast ? 8 riders on every wave ? Lottery tickets to surf ? Or will pollution just stuff the whole water sport genre in 10 or 20 years?
"People....soylent green is people..."