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    Long Branch Replenishment

    Checked it out a few times looks likes shorebreak city. What idiot thought that having a bottom contour like a cliff would produce good waves? I can cast a hopkins into 20ft of water for crying out loud. The point/feeder idea may work in south jersey with the gradual bottom, but not up here where the rise from behind surf zone-surf zone-beach is too abrupt. Saw a few good bodyboarder waves in February at "the point", these guys were getting some quick intense rides, but as soon as that sand straightens out forget it. Building a beach out to 30ft of water and expecting to see surfable waves because you jut part of it a little farther is ridiculous, that contour is just way too steep. Anyway where I live in Ocean County the sandbars are such straight pieces of crap for most of the year they might as well be replenished but I still wanted to come up and take a look at the before and after. What do you locals think about it? did the job live up to the hype of 'working together'?

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    i think the replenishment is bull s#%t ! they want to make a piece of crap sandbar in the middle of no where and its just going to be washed away by a storm, we dont want that to happen but we know it will happen

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    you both are completely retarded....if you knew how long branch usually breaks before the replenishment during a swell then saw the break during the same swell youd see the difference...the idea of the sand bar at west end seems unrealistic and unneccasary but the real point was for the sand to be pulled north and create natural sand bars on the beachs north(which it has done)....the replenishment has made a sand bar that runs at an angle to the beach off the jettys at several beaches north...not naming any spots but maybe if you would wait for a swell to come then went to explore and notice the difference youd appriciate the replenishment

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVl<E View Post
    you both are completely retarded....if you knew how long branch usually breaks before the replenishment during a swell then saw the break during the same swell youd see the difference...the idea of the sand bar at west end seems unrealistic and unneccasary but the real point was for the sand to be pulled north and create natural sand bars on the beachs north(which it has done)....the replenishment has made a sand bar that runs at an angle to the beach off the jettys at several beaches north...not naming any spots but maybe if you would wait for a swell to come then went to explore and notice the difference youd appriciate the replenishment
    Obviosly your retarded, i live in Long Branch. And yes, a storm is going to wash the sandbar north, making it better By pier village to Everywhere else north.
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    dave thanks for the mature answer, and you are right there's two conflicting opinions here already
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    I unfortunately worked for the company that did the replenishment a long time ago. I know Long Branch used to be on of th best spots in jerz till that happened. With replenishment it can go two way, completely destroy a break or make it better. I remember in the late 90's my company did a job in OC, NJ and it turned 8th st. into a long left point style wave. I think it was August 98 but it was a month to remember one tropical system after another and 8th st. refused to closeout and just kept firing long lefts. To sum it up there lots of factors involved with what replenishment can do to your break. The natural sand transport currents are always flowing north to south in NJ and yes the storms alway will wash it away too. If you ever been down to Wildwood there beaches are like crossing a desert to get to the water that's where alot of the sand ends up. The Army Core of Engineers have had most funding cut due to the war on terror so I hope LB changes back over time to it's former glory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritecoastsurfer3 View Post
    Checked it out a few times looks likes shorebreak city. What idiot thought that having a bottom contour like a cliff would produce good waves? I can cast a hopkins into 20ft of water for crying out loud. The point/feeder idea may work in south jersey with the gradual bottom, but not up here where the rise from behind surf zone-surf zone-beach is too abrupt. Saw a few good bodyboarder waves in February at "the point", these guys were getting some quick intense rides, but as soon as that sand straightens out forget it. Building a beach out to 30ft of water and expecting to see surfable waves because you jut part of it a little farther is ridiculous, that contour is just way too steep. Anyway where I live in Ocean County the sandbars are such straight pieces of crap for most of the year they might as well be replenished but I still wanted to come up and take a look at the before and after. What do you locals think about it? did the job live up to the hype of 'working together'?

    no way of knowing yet, too soon to tell. I live and work right here and check every single day -- that area is very fickle to begin with so ask 2 people and you'll get 3 opinions, plus "local" is subjective most self-proclaimed locals still have to drive to get the beach