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    Beach Replenishment and Spinal Injuries

    Hi. I'm a reporter writing a story on the correlation between beach replenishment and spinal injuries. I'm looking to speak to anyone injured on a beach that had a beach replenishment project that year or the few years prior. If you fall into that category, please email me at: chickenlittle63@yahoo.com

    I'm also looking for any information on studies being conducted on the correlation between beach replenishment and spinal injuries.

    Thanks in advance.
    Caren

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    I believe the Delaware Sea Grant performed such a study last year (or maybe still is). Look up that organization.

    Waves that break closer to shore will lead to more spinal injuries. Beach replenishments have the ability to reconstruct the nearshore bathymetry profile and lead to waves breaking closer to shore.

    Quote Originally Posted by jane View Post
    Hi. I'm a reporter writing a story on the correlation between beach replenishment and spinal injuries. I'm looking to speak to anyone injured on a beach that had a beach replenishment project that year or the few years prior. If you fall into that category, please email me at: chickenlittle63@yahoo.com

    I'm also looking for any information on studies being conducted on the correlation between beach replenishment and spinal injuries.

    Thanks in advance.
    Caren

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    Ask any large beach patrol how many they get each year. I know OCMD gets quite a few.

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    Take a good look at the North end of VB. Used to be 3 line ups on big days. the furthest a 100+ yards out(people were dots on the beach). After getting rid of the "storm drain" at the dune, it doesn't break any further out than 25 yards. in the past, one had to have some skill just to get to the choice waves.

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    They started doing it at Sandbridge again, just when a wave was starting to show back up. Grrrr. Has anyone here biked into False Cape to surf, or will the rangers cry?

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    Their was an article published last year hospitals were seeing increase of cases of spinal injuries after Delaware's last Beach Replenishment projects. I looked into it as a downside of type of sand used for replenishment projects creating deep drop offs. You might want to check out Chirstopher Reed Foundation as they had published several articles as well as Cape May NJ had a rash of injuries so they asked for studies by Army Corp. So if you search Army Corp try the Phila and New York Districts for any Cape May studies.
    Last edited by goofy footer; May 2, 2013 at 02:20 PM.

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    Virginia Beach is on going with Beach Replenishment. As Masterjasson mentioned they are currently doing one in Sandbridge and you they have a link of a time-elapsed video at Surfandadventures website. When construction is done (supposed to be this month) I will probably start surfing down there again and can provide info as needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Masterjasson View Post
    They started doing it at Sandbridge again, just when a wave was starting to show back up. Grrrr. Has anyone here biked into False Cape to surf, or will the rangers cry?
    You are able to bike into False Cape and surfandadventure have some escape down there that I signed my wife up for where they pop the boards in trucks and go down for some womans Yoga and board riding. I plan on making a trek down there sometime this summer on bike and camping at the site they have. Checking google earth and tide charts/swell direction it looks like it might be a VERY solid spot. Comparable to Nags Head without the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalarast View Post
    Virginia Beach is on going with Beach Replenishment.
    Looks like they're doing it on the Oceanfront too.

    http://hamptonroads.com/2013/04/virg...orm-protection

    Also, back when I lived in VB, I always thought that whenever they replenished Sandbridge, the natural flow eventually brought that sand to the break I frequented, Dam Neck. Was I being ignorant?
    Last edited by McLovin; May 2, 2013 at 04:25 PM.

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    You sure you're not a personal injury lawyer looking for some new clients?

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    the north end got all it's beach from the south. Before they used our tax dollars to fix sandbridge, parking was as non existent as beach access.