Good thing where "the boys" ride doesn't have a sandbar. I do think this will destroy many sandbars that were around this spring but it should also create some new ones. Wednesday should provide new surprises.
I am sure the damage will be extensive and I can only imagine beach replenishment will be in full effect the next few weeks.
this'll be great bethany just did a multimillion dollar beach replenishment this winter and actually made the part of the beach your aloud on smaller... now that parts gonna be even smaller... packed beaches, stayin south of that
Take time to read ''Waves and Beaches'' by Bascom and you'll understand lots more. The trick is getting the bar stabilized, that's why we need more sunken barges and huge submerged sandbags.
unfortunately for us the powers that be have more interest in the swimmers & tourists that make up most of thier revenue, so it's unlikely we'll get any real more stabilized bars anytime soon. But on the good side that usually means that after a storm like this if we're willing to do a little recon work we can find something good & empty
The thing I like about these storms is that they usually improve the sandbars everywhere. Even uptown OC tends to break well for a while. This speads out the crowds and gives you a chance to find a peak with nobody else except your bros..
the sandbars in ocean city where i surfed were good!
It was fairly weird how wide and shallow the sand bar was. When you got out to the bar, you were literally in ankle deep water. Some sketchy ones at low tide, almost like a reef, the way the water was sucking up off the sandbar. This got better when the tide turned around.