Good article from 2011, see page 7 for prior N.J. Beach fills
Just an FYI, Army Corp prior studies of sand sites will provide you with vital information of sand size; sand less than 4 MM is finer sand creates better sand bars while courser sand greater than 6 MM doesn't help stabilizing surfable beaches. Nothern NJ is in the New York Army Corp District so they should already know where they're going to mine the sand and sand size if anyone interested upon pursuing the issue.
That's from almost a year ago, and I don't have any personal experience up there so don't know how well the "bump out" has held up since then.Quote:
the corps’ New York district has done more than just make “small changes” recently.
In 2009, they spent $1 million in funding through the state to build a sand point on the coast of Long Branch in an attempt to “mitigate the temporary negative impact” of replenishment projects.
But without a hard structure to keep the sand in place, the Long Branch point quickly eroded. So this year — without similar funding and trying to attack the problem a different way — the corps created a “bump-out” or a feeder beach on a project in Monmouth Beach. And while that 200-foot bump-out has also started to erode, Falt said it has not done so at the rate the Long Branch one did.
“We consider it to be working,”
there are bulldozers literally where there used to be surfers!! WTF!!!
as for "the end of surfing in nj", that's bs. it's sand. yes, leaving it be or making a serious attempt to match grain size w/ grain size would be better, but it's SAND, people. it moves, gets blown around by the wind, washes in & out w/ the tide...the bars, banks, & breaks will be back. in the mean time, go explore. go look at spots you normally wouldn't; you might be pleasantly surprised. i have been, & frequently, this winter.
surfrider is the worst.they get a free pass.it's like it's a crime to say anything bad about surfrider.they take your money,you display their stickers,license plate frames,and they do nothing for new jersey or hatteras,ever,not once.they don't protect our waves.