The beaches are still there,... that layer of new sand that has been laid out at different spots is gone...........
Looking out from the 8th floor of Ocean Front, All I saw this morning was a Parallel line of breaks that looked like a man made break water. Seriously, this line stretched as long as the I could see from north to south. <<<I think I know where most of all that sand we lost in these past storms went>>>
I am looking out from the 8th floor ocean front and like he said breakwaters the whole way down man I wish all the tourons who want replenishment saw how this would save their houses. They would let nature take its course or let some off beach sandbars be built
Ok there are sand bars off the beach for the waves to break on they keep the actual visible beach from taking the brunt of the pounding because the waves energy is much more easily disapated into water, as opposed to breaking on sand. This is what the tourons dont seem to understand look at the lower ocean city area no loss of houses nothing there are some other reasons too (grain size etc) but thats the short of it. I am in seacolony on the 8th floor if anyone wants to party let me know.
Looking out to sea you really could see a single break line parallel to shoreline at low tide this morning.
I am holding out hope that our local breaks may actually fair well during this next round of beach replenishment.
If you think of all the sand lost from the dunes and where it ended up, then they have gone out and spread that new layer, which is now more sand on top of what was already lost.
Next sand is going to be sprayed? onto the dunes directly?<<<between now and spring, chances of some of that sand ending up as a third layer of sand on the near shore sand bars is pretty likely.
Once they start the normal phase, who knows what sorts of build -ups and wash through might pop up along the shore line. What I am saying is that it would seem we are going to end up with a far greater amount of near shore sand/sandbars, which may end up being better then what we usually end up with after they pump sand and turn the sandbars int concrete.
Beaches look great! That new layer of sand was pulled out. That little blow left a boat load of conk shells all over the beach, just like the original storm of 09 that took the dunes away. Still a few spots that are producing nice form. Looked fun today, for those out in it. Maybe a good run over the next couple of days, with time to get in and not be in a rush. Enjoy it before the spring change.