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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    But my attitude is, don't make me buy a beach badge because I have to cross the beach to get to the water... to fish or surf.
    re-read my post. as long as you stay below the mean high tide line, they cannot legally prevent you from crossing the beach to use the free public lands.

    surf-fishing can get a little hazy that way, b/c sometimes when you're fishing, you wander up above the tide line & then you would need a tag. but really, the best times to fish are usu. before or after "beach hours" when tags are enforced. same goes w/ surfing.

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    The only reason we buy badges are for the days we want to sit on the beach ($65 for seasonal in Asbury). If I'm just surfing, I don't pay for a tag anywhere. Regardless of the town's rules, I'm not paying to access the water. I've experienced resistance before, but I'm usually nice about it and tell them I won't be lingering on the beach. I just paddle out, surf, paddle in, and leave.

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    fun fun fun

    i'm sure there are lots of ways to have fun with this. along a similar Stalinist development in VA beach, they decided to put parking meters EVERYWHERE, almost impossible to stash your car somewhere while you surf without dropping 3-4 bucks. It's not like I can't afford it, but it's the principle of paying to go in the water. Sure, "it's about supporting the city's crumbling financial situation, blah blah blah." No. Bullsh!t. It's about propping up a local government that couldn't manage a goldfish aquarium. I digress...so what I started doing is parking at the meter spots: go check the waves, take a piss, change, talk on the celly, read a Nancy Drew novel or two, then FINALLY, as I'm about to go paddle out, throw all my loose change in the machine. And by loose change, I mean every dime, nickel, penny, and peso I can find. The more wax-covered the better. Hopefully one day that pinko Commie contraption will break because of all the crap I've thrown in there. The meter maid always sits there like a vulture the whole time, but they never say anything. Everybody is so afraid of confrontation these days that you can pretty much get around the stupid sh!t by being assertive. I'm sure it would be much more fun though to actually deal with retard "beach badge" enforcers. Any good stories out there? I know there must be, you Jersey guys do some funny sh!t, please share!

    Aloha,
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    Quote Originally Posted by live aloha View Post
    Any good stories out there? I know there must be, you Jersey guys do some funny sh!t, please share!

    Aloha,
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    LBI last year - saw like a 45 year old dad get in trouble by a badge checker. The guy was playing catch with his little girl and the badge checker told him that "ball playing" was not allowed. The guy said something like "what are you the fun police", so the badge checker got one of those summer time rent-a-cops to come over and cite the guy. Lame Beach Island!

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    as long as you stay below the mean high tide line, they cannot legally prevent you from crossing the beach.
    I was told by a checker that the tag is required "to use the beach" in Ocean Grove, where the beach is actually managed and regulated by a private enterprise - the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. So... I checked. And sure enough, these bible bangers can actually keep you from crossing the beach to get to the ocean because the beach is technically private. The rules actually state tags must be purchased and produced to anyone who asks to see it "for use of the bathing beach" and in order to cross it, you need to "use" it. My solution to the problem... walk a few steps down the boardwalk, to the border between Asbury and OG, and cross the beach there... saluting the checker as I do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I was told by a checker that the tag is required "to use the beach" in Ocean Grove, where the beach is actually managed and regulated by a private enterprise - the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. So... I checked. And sure enough, these bible bangers can actually keep you from crossing the beach to get to the ocean because the beach is technically private. The rules actually state tags must be purchased and produced to anyone who asks to see it "for use of the bathing beach" and in order to cross it, you need to "use" it. My solution to the problem... walk a few steps down the boardwalk, to the border between Asbury and OG, and cross the beach there... saluting the checker as I do so.
    yea, private beaches are their own ball game...they "own" the beach, so the normal rules don't apply. town-run beaches, however, are governed by a different set of rules & laws.

    but i have never understood the concept of "owning" the beach in the literal sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I was told by a checker that the tag is required "to use the beach" in Ocean Grove, where the beach is actually managed and regulated by a private enterprise - the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. So... I checked. And sure enough, these bible bangers can actually keep you from crossing the beach to get to the ocean because the beach is technically private. The rules actually state tags must be purchased and produced to anyone who asks to see it "for use of the bathing beach" and in order to cross it, you need to "use" it. My solution to the problem... walk a few steps down the boardwalk, to the border between Asbury and OG, and cross the beach there... saluting the checker as I do so.
    OG is super weird, but quaint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I was told by a checker that the tag is required "to use the beach" in Ocean Grove, where the beach is actually managed and regulated by a private enterprise - the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. So... I checked. And sure enough, these bible bangers can actually keep you from crossing the beach to get to the ocean because the beach is technically private. The rules actually state tags must be purchased and produced to anyone who asks to see it "for use of the bathing beach" and in order to cross it, you need to "use" it. My solution to the problem... walk a few steps down the boardwalk, to the border between Asbury and OG, and cross the beach there... saluting the checker as I do so.
    Dude....your "solution" should have been kept quiet. Why would you go and explain in detail on how to get on? Stay up in LB... PLEASE!
    Last edited by Aguaholic; May 12, 2010 at 03:56 PM.

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    Yea... sure... sorry to blow up your secret spot. Ha!

    BTW... the same "solution" works everywhere, brother. I recommend we all try it.

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    ear plugs?

    throw on some big sunglasses and carry a white cane. they'll think you're blind and leave you alone. walk to a nice spot, ditch the costume and go surf. nobody wants to mess with the blind guy. it's just not nice.
    or you could just play the nutjob. don't even acknowledge the guy until he actually touches you, then freak out like a crazy person.
    so many possibilities. i almost want to drive up there just to try it out!