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    NJ Surf Documentary

    Refer to NJ surf documentary 2.0

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    You'll probably get mixed responses here... some guys will want keep our state, not to mention their local breaks, under the radar. Others will get stoked. You'll have to decide for yourself what's right and wrong...

    As for advice... you can avoid a lot of bad reactions if you focus on the history of surfing in New Jersey. Our state has a lot of different "vibes" as you go up and down the coast... a great diversity in culture and waves... the latter defining to a great degree the former, IMO. There is no shortage of great surf and surfers, and no shortage of stories to tell. One story that, IMO, must be told, is the story of how the coastline and surf itself has changed due to development, and the impact that has had on surfing. The whole "Jersification" of the beachfront is an ecological disaster, and a case study of what NOT to do. Unfortunately, it's had an incredible negative effect on wave quality and, ultimately, surf culture, and is an important issue to talk about. Give a call to Orrin Pilkey.. he's a professor at Duke, and a coastal scientist. He'll explain.

    Dig deep, and good luck, brother...
    Last edited by LBCrew; Apr 3, 2011 at 11:01 PM.

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    Sounds like a great idea man. Id be cool with helping you guys out with the travelers part. I make the trip to the beach whenever the waves get above waist high, It takes me and hour and 15 min at the least to get to the closest beach (belmar) if i leave strait from school, Im still in hight school but i get down at least once or twice a week if there's waves. Plus weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    One story that, IMO, must be told, is the story of how the coastline and surf itself has changed due to development, and the impact that has had on surfing. The whole "Jersification" of the beachfront is an ecological disaster, and a case study of what NOT to do. Unfortunately, it's had an incredible negative effect on wave quality and, ultimately, surf culture, and is an important issue to talk about. Give a call to Orrin Pilkey.. he's a professor at Duke, and a coastal scientist. He'll explain.
    Off topic, sorry , but this would be a really great topic for a master's thesis or other type of research. Basically how the management ("Jersification" as Pilkey calls it - but every state has done it, Jersey just got there first - rock and timber groins every few blocks of the developed beach towns, rock jetties to stabilize all the inlets in place, sea walls when the groins didnt work, and finally pump sand when the beach still eroded) of beaches on the east coast has impacted surfing opportunities.

    Anyway, it cuts both ways....ecological issues and expensive hole we've dug ourselves into (bad), and 90% (80, 70, whatever) of the good surfing between NYC and Virginia beach on man made structures (good).
    Last edited by mitchell; Apr 3, 2011 at 11:44 PM.

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    We would definately respect not giving up any local spots, but if we were to go out
    We could definately just go to one of the many known spots that are good

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    A friend and I had something in the works.
    One of our problems is that I just started surfing so I'm really not video worthy yet hahaha
    So not to steal your show or anything
    We could use some more guys who would be down or ideas
    Our idea was more of glorifying NJ for what it is, especially all year round. About dealing with the crowds in the summer, empty breaks in the winter.
    But also try to capture the diversity of NJ surfing

  7. u guys heading out this Tuesday? looks like there might be sumthing worthwhile