Great input, I will join today. I believe in that kind of stuff. Thanks,X2
Many NS locals commented the Sandy Relief project of 500,000 cubic yards ruined NS for ever, it would never come back after finally working again when Sandy pulled off the finer Dune sand last October. It only took one Nor'easter in September pulling enough sand to create a shallow bar again. I'll agree not as good as it was so hope winter storms will add to mother nature's work in progress. The major factor for this early success is high percentage of medium and finer sand dredged from the IRI. Many times we're unfavorable of Army Corp projects but this time they as well as the contractor Manson really delivered what SR was hoping for in the end. The Delaware Chapter of Surfrider has been actively engaged in this project to restore NS including monitoring the sand sample data of dredged material. Mitchell has commented many times dredging finer sand improves Surfability of beaches and he's 100% correct. NS will continue to be monitored although we're pleased with the early results.
While we're on the topic; 330 feet of the Northside Jetty was repaired from the sidewalk eastward so future sand loss through the Jetty hopefully will be eliminated that was a major factor of sand retention for the Designated Surfing Beach.
The Delaware Chapter of Surfrider has been active for nearly 2 years restoring surfing of our Delaware Beaches. We're seeing some successes of our efforts while sadly the surfing community has been reluctant to support the Chapter's efforts. Maybe its just me but if an organization of volunteers was diligently striving to improve my surfing certainly would be worth a $25.00 membership to show support.
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Thread: OC/DE Point Breaks!
Dec 6, 2013, 03:44 PM #11
As will I, have only surfed Delaware a handful of times the last couple years because it's been so sh!tty, but if I can help to bring back breaks, I'm all for it.
Dec 6, 2013, 06:02 PM #13As will I, have only surfed Delaware a handful of times the last couple years because it's been so sh!tty, but if I can help to bring back breaks, I'm all for it
Thanks Nick & Koki Barrels
Your comments are appreciate as we're building membership one member at a time, it all adds up
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Dec 6, 2013, 10:29 PM #14Junior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
- Lewes Beach, DE
As previously stated, I would rather see the effect an artificial reef would have. They are extremely expensive but so is beach "replenishment".
Dec 7, 2013, 12:06 AM #15
Follow the money.
It may be unoriginal, but it sure as he!l is true.
Meaning, those coastal communities don't give a rat's patootie about anything but revenue. Ergo, if you can quantify the level of revenue that surfers chunk out in those lovely beachy communities, you'd have a shot at constructing those jetties, piers, man-made breaks, et. al.
Every surfer I know:
has a good-paying job
buys expensive gear for his passion/sport/hobby
stays in hotels to surf
travels to surf
buys lots of food & beverages when surfing
hits surf shops when surfing
Meaning, surfing adds up to consistently large expenditures by humans to the local beach community if the locale has surfable waves. And when we're talkin' expendable revenue, we're talkin' retail sales taxes for local municipalities. And tax rev is all those elected pr!cks care about.
My 2 cents.
Last edited by yankee; Dec 7, 2013 at 12:09 AM.
Dec 7, 2013, 02:14 AM #16
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Ocean City, MD
If you want to see how debunked the myth of jetties is, look no further than the disparity between the shoreline of Ocean City and Assateague NP, which were once one and the same shoreline.
Dec 7, 2013, 11:24 PM #17
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- milton delaware
Here is a pretty lousy quality video by the Army Corps of Engineers explaining the OC Inlet/Assateague dredging process. Wouldn't you think with their dredging budget, they could afford a couple bucks to but a decent camera?
A bit ironic how the Corps themselves in this video make a distinction between this kind of dredging that feeds the sand naturally into the sandbar system, vs. typical beach nourishment method which builds an unnaturally tall and steep beachface.
Last edited by mitchell; Dec 7, 2013 at 11:27 PM.
Dec 8, 2013, 03:09 AM #18
For the record I totally support Surfrider. But if its notoriety you are after then you need to figure out how to fund an artificial reef system. If you did the right campaigning for it with the surfing community the money would POUR in to support the creation of more surf breaks.
Dec 8, 2013, 01:20 PM #19
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- milton delaware
The Delaware Chapter played a critical role in turning around a surf spot that was about 90% on its way to extinction. Pretty clutch in a state with so few surfing options. That place would be done and gone now if the groin replacement hadn't been done and the DE Chapter fought for it, and took a LOT of heat from the enviros. Thanks to them we now either have a place to surf or a place to b!tch about, depending on the day.
Fought for, and got, commitments from the Army Corps of Engineers to consider surfing impacts and use suitable material on this year's beach fill at Indian River Inlet. Time will tell, but the Environmental Assessment for the NSIRI beachfill actually states that impacts on an important surfing area is one of the potential impacts of the project, and steps are being taken in the choice of material to minimize or eliminate long term negative impacts on surfing. Its the first time I've ever seen a beachfill EA mention surfing impacts, and I think the pressure by the Delaware Chapter is the only reason they considered it and wrote it into the EA.
The OCMD Chapter got the Inlet designated as a (weekday) surfing only beach about 10 years ago. Man I've scored a lot of fun summer sessions since that spot was opened up. I am convinced the OC Chapter is the ONLY reason City Council ever even thought about doing it in the first place.
I think its a pretty decent track record, but yeah they are small victories in a war we are losing.
Last edited by mitchell; Dec 8, 2013 at 01:47 PM.
Dec 8, 2013, 01:43 PM #20
I'm sure remember the earlier days when most paddle across the OC Inlet to AI ......................
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