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Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by stinkbug, Apr 16, 2013.
Im dissapointed that Mitchell didnt relay the ways of the sand to us...
No rocks were removed...just a ton of sand was used. And come June more sand will be arriving...ugh.
They never removed the jetties in Ceders just pumped so much sand there that they got covered up. When they first had the replenishment there, the beaches were huge, like Wildwood beach. After several years and storms, the break is starting to come back. You can actually see the jetties again, but they are mostly still covered.
Putting extra sand on the beach does nothing unless there is something like dune grass to hold it in place. Its going to destroy our breaks and waste money at the same time. Maybe they should put more money into planting dunes since they actually make a difference, extra sand is just going to slow the erosion a bit.
Did anyone read the article on "Surf-onomics". I think its worth speaking to your local counsel about the MONEY surfing brings--gas, food, exposure, tournaments--and maybe we can save at least one break per town...
Perhaps a petition from surfrider?
Of all the things they could do with 200 million they blow it on sand pumping.
WHERE DO YOU THINK ALL THAT SAND IN THE STREETS came from after Sandy???
The DEP makes you dispose of it.... and not back on the beach. you can thank them for that one.
i mean if they didn't it would be a huge environmental hazard. I don't wanna deal with chromium and arsenic from contaminated sands in my lineup
What if you could some how convince these morons to use all that sand to create a giant perfect sand point break Know it will never happen but it would be intersting.
So true--i've been saying that from the start and here we go again. Greedy little towns and $10 to get on their beaches...
Hey stink bug where did you see this article? Thx
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 reminded me of this article I remember reading... turns out they did try that! It didn't work though...
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.
The original article I posted was from Asbury Park Press
They did a small one in Long Branch once. It lasted about 2 months then a storm took it away.
Yes it was good while it lasted
there are bulldozers literally where there used to be surfers!! WTF!!!
the first large-scale beach replenishment OCNJ did ('92-'93ish), they stopped for the winter just south of 14th street & created an absolutely amazing lefthand point...even my dad was stoked on it, & he's a regularfoot! being goofy, it did amazing things for my surfing; i just wish i hadn't been so new to surfing...i didn't have the ability to really take advantage of the happy accident.
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.
There are some good local chapters still though.