I was out by the pipe at Long Branch today and the waves, while big, were breaking right on shore.The steep incline of the beach seems odd for a summer beach and seems to make surfing/bodyboarding tricky. It also seemed odd that no one else was out other than fishermen, given how huge the waves were this evening. This compared to OC last week, which, while smaller, seemed to break much further out, which was more conducive to surfing/BB and more crowded.
I'm not asking for any secrets, but is there an area that works better? Taking my truck from north Jersey down to Seaside/LBI is getting long+$$. PM's would also be appreciated if you don't want to post it here.
Is this incline normal for NJ beaches? When I was at school in MD they used to make fun of the "new-jersification" of beaches here due to sea walls/jettys, ect. instead of allowing natural turnover of barrier habitats, is this related?
Last edited by metalflakk; Jul 11, 2009 at 04:19 AM.
The typical summer time flatness, tends to eradicate the sandbars that were developed during the winter/spring. Because there is less wave action, the slope of the near shore environment tends to flatten out. When the sandbars go bye-bye, this often creates more of a shore break for a lot of mid atlantic areas.