Are we screwed?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Feesh, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. boogitym

    boogitym Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011 are kinda late to this party....$100 mil in sand coming to a beach near you....we are screwed....

  2. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    Yea I knew about it but now it's real official. Just wondering if anyone knows what they actually plan on doing ie covering jetties, sloping beach, etc....
  3. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    I will let five of you North Jersey types into my spot. Just five.

    You can start the bidding now........I'm not all aboot cash so be creative.

    Well, kids with sand pails and dudes who build sandcastles are stoked. Gotta take the bad with the good. Yo, I hear Ocean City, NJ is friggin awesome.
  4. peakhunter

    peakhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2013
    i hate the long walk out to the water, but i love air dropping onto the sand in those drainers they create. im not worried though because theres no waves anyways. my one session every week (if im lucky) will be ruined if its not already junk surf
  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    They just finished Monmouth Beach and it's been shut down. Back to driving to go for a surf.
  6. live aloha

    live aloha Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    Hey, at least they hired a local business for the job...or...wait...nevermind. Sorry guys, sucks.
  7. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    I thought from the title this post was related to the lack of tropical activity in the water this season. Can't recall a dryer storm season.
  8. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    The Army Corps of Mouseketeers ruins yet another habitat. They pretty much wrecked the Local estuary, killed off the seagrass, the fish, the manatees, destroyed the fishing and kayaking businesses along the Indian River Lagoon.
  9. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I just heard that Belmar, nj was the only spot that is not going to be filled by the sand. They say it's important to keep the surf spot open and surfable!

    Hey PBJ! Can I surf your spot? I will bring along my friend njshreddermachinee when it's firing - he can teach us how to do a cutback on a 23ft wave. You can surf my spot up here anytime- you know the one in belmar with all the slicked back hair Italians? Maybe I will make a trip down to your spot in ocean city soon
  10. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    So that spot in ocean city that you surf only has like 5 guys out at a time?!?
  11. Dyldo

    Dyldo Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2013
    Yeah Sandy did one good thing and that was create good breaks in northern jersey. And now the good ol' army corps came to the rescue and destroyed that. I'm excited to see how the guys from Illinois destroy our beaches.... Have any of them even seen the ocean before?
  12. vonda007

    vonda007 New Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  13. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    You heard incorrectly... sand is coming, for everywhere. from Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet.
  14. hdebarrelkilla

    hdebarrelkilla Active Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    So, this thread worries me then I look for that one post that seems to explain what is actually going on in a more detailed way, but that post is not here. I understand there putting sand into the water, everywhere, so where is the sand coming from? Why are they doing this rather than trying something else, haven't they done this pre-Sandy? And last but certainly not least how/why will it ruin our surf breaks, sounds like to me you'll just have to re adjust your paddle out with the tide.
  15. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    All I know is that several years back I went to an AB3 in Harvey Cedars at a break that was between 2 jetties which was pretty fun. I went back down there a few years later only to be confused at where I was. Jetties - gone, waves - gone, beach - enormus. I was just hoping to here that they would maybe do things differently here, I am just not so sure and worried.
  16. peakhunter

    peakhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2013
    cedars had some of the meatier waves that can be found on LBI. its been ruined for a while now though and they recently re-ruined it this summer. its got some gnarly racing rights that break right on the sand now. they're making their way south from there it looks like.
  17. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    really??!!!a little late for protesting. I thought we already went over this 4 months ago,nobody cared,beach replenishment is already completed in sea bright to Monmouth beach,that was early july.point is we are already screwd.but hey theres waves tomorrow
  18. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    They take sand from out in the water and pump it onto the beach, making the beach extend further out into the water. So there will be more dry beach out further than before.

    What happens is this sand not only messes with the natural order of the layout under water near the shore, but actually fills in the sand bars. So for a very long time afterwards, all those nice sandbars that have taken years to build up and form are now going to be gone. No bars=waves breaking right onto the dry sand.
  19. peakhunter

    peakhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2013
    the local and federal governments simple don't care about our sand bars. the majority of tourism is not people looking to surf. they've always done replenishment this way and it's not the most effective way but there really isn't a cheaper solution that still allows rich people to live on the immediate coast. one of the only times i can think of where surfers were able to protect a break is trestles, and that wave is world class. it definitely ruins the surf break but they do come back as mother nature intended. it just takes a while.