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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Ok, still not getting it. Why would someone drop 20K$ annually for a tent on the beach? Why not just go to the beach?
    Old habits die hard. Use to be be for rich NYers and city dwellers.
    Now it's just a status symbol really. Sit by the pool or your cabana, order your $15 cheeseburger, and keep up with the Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Irish View Post
    Any thoughts on course of action? Seems painfully obvious that beach replenishment does not work. They have been doing it for the last fifteen years or so, and Sandy still wrecked us. Just look at South Seaside Park which has a pretty substantial dune system, they seemed to fare better than most.
    It's coming like a freight train..unstoppable really, especially since it's free this time, and it's after Sandy. There's only one option- push for more access. Some towns have passed on the ACOE plan because they mandate access be provided. Believe it or not some towns would rather have no beach than allow the public to use a new beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvb View Post
    google search = beach clubs NJ
    Dammmm zaGaffer.... I would ask him to meet me at my break if he spoke that way with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Ok, still not getting it. Why would someone drop 20K$ annually for a tent on the beach? Why not just go to the beach?
    its like a country club. if that helps you. did you ever see the flamingo kid?
    Last edited by Peajay4060; May 15, 2013 at 09:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Only the one in Vegas.



    Shouldn't you be standing on one foot with a coffee cup?

    Seriously though, I must be missing some vital piece of information here.

    I've been to country clubs, but what's to stop someone from just walking down the beach somewhere off club property and paddling out in front of one these over priced beach yurts if they don't have a membership?
    nothing really except life guards with no surf zones. and a long walk to someplace that isn't much different then the place you walked onto the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    I've been to country clubs, but what's to stop someone from just walking down the beach somewhere off club property and paddling out in front of one these over priced beach yurts if they don't have a membership?
    I don't know if you recall, but a year or two ago a guy posted on here about getting called out of the water by the cops because he was surfing in front of one of these country clubs. I can't remember if he got ticketed or not, but either way it doesn't make much difference. I guess they feel that their private cabanas and all the pampering isn't enough, they think the ocean belongs to them too.

    It was pointed out in that thread, that they cannot regulate past the low tide line, so they are way off in their thinking, but because they're rich it has to be so.

    I feel bad for all the communities that were affected by Sandy. I personally don't live in Jersey, but Sandy could have easily done a lot more damage to my area than it did. And to have some bigshots come into your town, and sit around and relax, while the people of the community flounder stinks something foul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Ok, still not getting it. Why would someone drop 20K$ annually for a tent on the beach? Why not just go to the beach?
    i couldn't agree more.

    but, not all beach clubs are 20k. back in the day there were some reasonable ones, but as mentioned earlier, turned into a status symbol thing. when i was a kid i tagged along with friends whose parents belonged to one, and they got to keep all their beach gear in their cabana, set up a grill, stocked the fridge with beer, etc. there was also a bar/restaurant to order from. young kids could jump in a pool that had a lifeguard so the parents could enjoy their time there too. in that regard that i can understand the draw, but for way less than 20k obviously. also, it created seasonal jobs for a NJ shore communities, can't tell you how many friends worked at beach clubs.

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    If you guys think you have it bad in jersey with the "beach clubs" come visit Hilton Head Island... Its ridiculous. 99.9% of all beaches on the Atlantic side are all private. Whether it be a gated community of mansions or the beach clubs... Its nuts. I mean, NUTS! Luckily damn near the only place that breaks here is on a public beach, but man... it makes me wonder whats going on all up and down the island.. There have to be so many other waves out there when a swell hits. I am sure people have their secrets... But all these mansion are vacant aside from 1 month out of the year... I have NEVER in my life seen a city or town sell out to this extent. Its unreal. And the fact that they are all called "Plantations" on an old slave island gives me the creeps. Only in the south I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    If you guys think you have it bad in jersey with the "beach clubs" come visit Hilton Head Island... Its ridiculous. 99.9% of all beaches on the Atlantic side are all private. Whether it be a gated community of mansions or the beach clubs... Its nuts. I mean, NUTS! Luckily damn near the only place that breaks here is on a public beach, but man... it makes me wonder whats going on all up and down the island.. There have to be so many other waves out there when a swell hits. I am sure people have their secrets... But all these mansion are vacant aside from 1 month out of the year... I have NEVER in my life seen a city or town sell out to this extent. Its unreal. And the fact that they are all called "Plantations" on an old slave island gives me the creeps. Only in the south I guess.
    hell you can get into sea pine for 10$ or shipyard for if yeah tell them you are going to sonesta free daily pass or your going to play golf. but tbh there are no real stand out places maybe jacana and burkes. idk how long youve been here but when we had really deep tide pools there was some fun inside sections to the waves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    If you guys think you have it bad in jersey with the "beach clubs" come visit Hilton Head Island... Its ridiculous. 99.9% of all beaches on the Atlantic side are all private. Whether it be a gated community of mansions or the beach clubs... Its nuts. I mean, NUTS! Luckily damn near the only place that breaks here is on a public beach, but man... it makes me wonder whats going on all up and down the island.. There have to be so many other waves out there when a swell hits. I am sure people have their secrets... But all these mansion are vacant aside from 1 month out of the year... I have NEVER in my life seen a city or town sell out to this extent. Its unreal. And the fact that they are all called "Plantations" on an old slave island gives me the creeps. Only in the south I guess.
    all i can say is that's f***ed. sorry for the language but this kind of stuff pisses me off, trying to own and regulate mother nature. is there no way to surf those beaches or is the water theirs too? here on lbi a lot of the mansions on the north end want their private beaches back so they put "no access" or "private" signs in front of their expensive little drives. i'm pretty sure it's perfectly legal to use those streets since they're well, streets, so i make it point to drive right up them to check the surf even if the owners are sitting outside.