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    its a doozy

    noaa is talkin about an extra high tide and beach erosion
    does anyone think this will have an effect on the sandbars?



    and the beach is gonna be mighty small for this "opening weekend"

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    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.

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    im curious what effect these heavy north currents will have on the pretty good bar we have been working with at 48th street

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadbrochill93 View Post
    noaa is talkin about an extra high tide and beach erosion
    does anyone think this will have an effect on the sandbars?

    and the beach is gonna be mighty small for this "opening weekend"
    Big coastal storms generally help out the sandbars, by taking sand on the beach and bringing it offshore to form sand bars.

    It is when the summer time flat spells kick in that the sand bars go to crap.

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    Chad

    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.
    Last edited by MDSurfer; May 13, 2008 at 01:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSurfer View Post
    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

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    Sandbars

    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..

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    Pics I took yesterday (Tues 5-13-08)








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    craziness...

    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.