Death of ruggles/corruption in RI

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by littlerhody, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012

    Ha ha if its going to go straight down the middle of the break it will certainly be "temporary" as soon as the next sizable hurricane swell shows up.
     
  2. live aloha

    live aloha Well-Known Member

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    Oct 4, 2009
    What is all this about bad vibes at Ruggles and/or Newport overall? I surfed a bunch of spots in the area back in '08 while living in upstate NY. I was doing shift work at the time and seldom got the opportunity to surf. When I did, I usually ended up driving 6 hrs overnight, showing up at Spot X before dawn and sleeping in my car for a bit before suiting up. Every time, I would end up sharing conversation in the parking lot with some cool locals. Personally, I thought the town had a great vibe. One guy even let me follow him to a secret spot after I asked him about it (you could see it going off from where we were at the time). I got plenty of waves and met wonderful people. Sorry to hear about the bad experiences that some folks encountered, but those stories are a far cry from anything I have seen at Ruggles or anywhere nearby.
     

  3. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Same, I've never had any issues anywhere in R.I.
     
  4. shaarkbate

    shaarkbate Well-Known Member

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    Jan 10, 2011
    the cliffwalk is three feet wide. they could hire laborers to push wheel barrels of concreat out there to fix it and it would be a fraction of the cost of building four huge jetties jut for moving machinery. sounds like some serious palm greasing going on here. They are definitley trying to get their hands on as much sandy relief money as possible. It would be easy to make a lot of money dissapear into fake hours and expenses with a project like this.
     
  5. bungalowparkbob

    bungalowparkbob Well-Known Member

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    Jan 21, 2013
    So true. 8 million dollars?! It's crazy. EVERYONE should be up in arms about the way this money is being spent. Not just surfers and environmentalists.
     
  6. busquelo

    busquelo New Member

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    Jan 17, 2013
    same here

    Same here. I surfed 1st beach on a cold, small winter day and the guys in the water were so nice.

     
  7. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2009
    anyone been writing letters to Peter healey at the DOC and CRMC on tower hill road? Hope so. more mail they get the better. thanks.
     
  8. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  9. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2009
    on a side note everyone should take a massive dump on the guys property at the end of ruggles avenue. big white house at the end. guy is a doughe. more than likely getting a kickback from the developer of the jetty solution.
     
  10. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2009
    gracias seldom seen

     
  11. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Denada amigo...and I will leave a nice big steamer on Capt. douches property someday.
     
  12. Aquidneck

    Aquidneck Well-Known Member

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    Nov 19, 2012
    i took a bunch of pictures of the damage to cliffwalk around ruggles today. id like to see what everyone else thinks about the damage and if you believe jetties are truly necessary. that will let everyone assess the damage for themselves.

    -The worst part is clearly where the walkway partially collapsed, this is right in front of the Anglesea estate... where access is restricted
     

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  13. Aquidneck

    Aquidneck Well-Known Member

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  14. Aquidneck

    Aquidneck Well-Known Member

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    Nov 19, 2012
    This is Anglesea Estate... Right above my head where these shots were taken there is several strings of BARBED WIRE intertwined into the iron fence (i'm kicking myself now for not getting a shot of it). I think that makes it kind of obvious that this person who owns this estate does not take kindly to other people, nor does he care for their safety. i'm pretty sure the 5ft stone wall with another 5ft of iron fencing should be enough to keep people out, barbed wire totally unnecessary<br /><br /> View attachment 7255 View attachment 7256
     
  15. Shift

    Shift Well-Known Member

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    Sep 28, 2009
    Attachments not working?
     
  16. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

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  17. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Are the proposed jetties permanent? Permanent jetties make no sense for a rock bottomed shoreline like that area...the purpose of jetties is to hold migrating sand in place and control erosion. I've never heard of groins or jetties being placed to solve a cliff erosion problem.

    The construction drawings on the RI DOT website have a label that i took to mean the jetties are just temporary structures to allow the barges to offload the armor rock to be placed at the cliff bottom.

    On NESURF.com:


    "Dave McLaughlin, founder of Clean Ocean Access had this to say about the proposals and timeline of the project: “The entire work effort is split into 27 zones, [and] the estimated duration of the project is six months. When I reviewed these plans on March 20th, I questioned the rectangles offshore [and] was told they were the ‘access points’ for the barge to offload the material on the shoreline — there was no talk of jetties. If the concept of a jetty was known, that issue would have surfaced 11 days ago. On the plans I saw, it called for five to ten feet of armor stone, but the CRMC permit request disclosed the information more explicitly by indicating the rock will extend to 2.43 feet below mean high tide water mark. If you’ve ever walked out at Ruggles at low tide (which is about -0.5 on average), to get to -2.43 feet is about 10 feet past the natural rock.”
     
  18. Aquidneck

    Aquidneck Well-Known Member

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    i reuploaded the pics that werent working.
     
  19. shaarkbate

    shaarkbate Well-Known Member

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    Jan 10, 2011
    even if the jetties are not permanent there is no way they will get all the rocks out when they go to remove them. it willl still change the bottom contour and ruin the break. on another note anyone get out at ruggles today. I didnt make it down but looked like it might have been decentt today.