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  1. #11
    While I totally support this, I just have to say that its too little too late. The surf/fishing community should have flexed our economic strength months ago (surf-onomics) as we bring $ to the shore just like tourists do and groups like Surfrider should have been harassing Corey Booker. I spoke to people who have chatted with the mayor of spring lake and told me that they said "we don't care about surfers"… and are amazed that Belmar is replenishing as The Belmar Pro brings big $ to them.
    In the end its all about making more beach to sell more beach passes and protect the high tax paying houses on Ocean ave..who have home insurance polices to protect them from the same... I'll most likely be there but all its going to be a blurb in the Asbury Park Press with no impact on the plan.

  2. #12
    The Asbury Park Fishing Club is the biggest group of kooks outside of this forum. If you think you need to get to the end of a jetty to catch fish, yerdoinitwrong.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyUtah View Post
    While I totally support this, I just have to say that its too little too late. The surf/fishing community should have flexed our economic strength months ago (surf-onomics) as we bring $ to the shore just like tourists do and groups like Surfrider should have been harassing Corey Booker. I spoke to people who have chatted with the mayor of spring lake and told me that they said "we don't care about surfers"… and are amazed that Belmar is replenishing as The Belmar Pro brings big $ to them.
    In the end its all about making more beach to sell more beach passes and protect the high tax paying houses on Ocean ave..who have home insurance polices to protect them from the same... I'll most likely be there but all its going to be a blurb in the Asbury Park Press with no impact on the plan.
    The Belmar Pro does moderately well. It's not nearly as large as the Seafood Fest or a really nice weekend in July/August for that matter.

    Coastal towns care way more about keeping the beach in general and the homes that are on top of it then catering the needs of a few surfers/fisherman. Be real, if people stopped fishing/surfing in Asbury, it's not going to be the end of the world by a long shot.

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    The reason to show up and support these guys is not to stop what is already contracted, but to say "every year Monmouth county and the state pays millions of dollars to replenish and every year that sand gets taken back by the ocean or ends up on ocean avenue or at a northern beach. It's a repetitive waste of money." I agree people could care less about the surf break or the fisherman who have grown accustomed to fishing at jetties. However, if the public could see millions of taxed state dollars being annually wasted to temporarily add more beach, just to lose it after a few nor'easters and repeat the multi-million dollar replenishment wheel- then (and possibly with scientific data that shows a negative effect on the ecosystems) do we have a chance to at least be a part of the conversation, when all this starts up again next year. That's why i will be there. I get done working around 6pm. I hope there's still a chance for me to participate at that time. And my buddies band is playing the Asbury lanes later that night. Hopefully, while enjoying a beer and listening to some good music i can feel like I participated in something bigger than myself.
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  5. #15
    http://www.change.org/petitions/u-s-...-replenishment
    Here is a petition for anyone opposed to the notching and replenishment. Physical petitions will also be passed around during the protest

    Please spread the link

  6. #16
    You don't think people care about replenishment? Go to any story ever done on the topic and read the comment from taxpayers irate over their money being wasted. No, they don't care about the breaks being ruined. But they do care about what a waste of money it is.

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    its a lose lose situation.i contacted frank Pallone via email,hes the congressman whos been pushing for the replenishment.and once the contract is signed,theres no stopping it.people have to work,we just want to have fun in the surf.

    a bunch of surfers showing up at a beach to protest is like a group of hippies trying to save the trees from getting cut down in the park.the workers look at u like u must be high on drugs.my neighbor works for the army core of engineers,and hes the biggest a-hole you will ever meet

  8. #18
    If my memory serves me correctly Belmar's jetties used to connect to the beach. I believe wave quality was better and more consistent through all tides, but I had limited points of reference, being inexperienced and living inland at the time. I know I surfed there once this fall during a decent swell, and it stopped working almost entirely as the tide rose. Could've been that particular swell I guess.

    Why has nobody mentioned the effects of the notching in Belmar in any thread on this forum? Is that not considered notching? Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragdolling View Post
    You don't think people care about replenishment? Go to any story ever done on the topic and read the comment from taxpayers irate over their money being wasted. No, they don't care about the breaks being ruined. But they do care about what a waste of money it is.
    Is this directed at me?

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    I hope by the time I get there after work there is still a gathering to go to. Hopefully people will attend, try and be a part of the replenishment conversation. If I get there at 630 and its empty, il be bummed but not shocked.