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hahahahaha. I made a t-shirt for that for NYCHC.
I am wondering why this whole thread wasn't deleted right away. Are we so lacking in waves that SC is leaving this up for an entertaining pile on?

B84-B70 (and points east) will be enclosed by construction fence after Thanksgiving.  Heavy work will happen from beach side.  The only new info seemed to be that playgrounds in 80s are not expected to be accessible (indicated previously that recreation areas north of boardwalk wouldn't be impacted in this phase).  2-3 beach access points when construction allows.  Target completion: Spring 2016.
Thank you for this update, I didn't see what you posted about the meeting until right now, so I appreciate that you went.
This is so depressing. I understand they have to get their work done in the way that seems efficient, but this is the last bit of public walkway and it gets used even in the off season. We were just playing there, the playground, and on the beach over the weekend...

Looks so amazing! I wish we weren't forgoing vacation this year (preschool costs are kicking our tushies). Can't wait to consider this for winter 2016.

just want to acknowledge:

haha, i remember this b/c everyone kept asking me for more snow photos. sorry folks. what about that one blizzard though. maybe it was the next winter that was so barren?

still available!

Looking at a 5'6" on CL. Any opinions, especially from those who have surfed with me? I usually ride a 5'8" twin keel, which is a little big for me, but hey, I'm getting old, or a 6'4" anderson pescado (hull/fish thing that Crackie and I share. It's my log.) I've never ridden a bonzer.
Wondering if it is a onefin board?

6'0" blue Lost Aviso RNF for $250, does not include fins. I will sell a set of fcs MR twins + baby trailer for an additional $25. You can also ride this with traditional tri fin set up.
This is a great travel board but it is just too big for me. It's too bad b/c I have enjoyed taking it to Barbados and not worrying about damage by the airline or the coral reefs  :)
I'm selling it at this low price b/c the original owner had an unfortunate run-in with a rock jetty and the resulting damage had to be factory repaired. So the board is watertight (I have never seen a drop of water coming out of the repairs), rides perfectly, but is cosmetically not pretty at all. If you want an aviso but don't have the funds, here is your chance.
The board is in Rockaway Beach. Pix below. All repairs are well documented, please excuse residual wax on tail.
I'm open to trades but please bear in mind that this board is too much volume for me. I like fishy things between 5'5" and 5'9."

@Ridgeline I have a 6'0" blue aviso rnf if you're interested. Too big for me. Cheap and a great travel board. Pm me if you want more details.

Wow, amazing coincidence. And thank you for your kind words. That project was a work of passionate response to personal and community devastation. I'm always so glad to hear it continues to be meaningful.

Please enlighten me...or shall I assume your expertise stems from liking to use your 4WD vehicle on the beach?
 The use of 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) vehicles on coastal beaches is an activity that attracts considerable controversy amongst beach users. 4WD vehicles are currently permitted access to hundreds of beaches throughout Australia.The ecological and physical impact of 4WD vehicles on beaches is an area of steadily growing knowledge. The effects on dune vegetation and vertebrates have been the focus of many studies with fewer studies directed towards the effects on invertebrates and the physical disturbance to the beach.4WD vehicles directly physically alter beaches by affecting the beach surface with tyre tracks. The distribution of these tracks is principally between the lower swash zone (extent of wave run-up) and the foredune. This zone is the source of sand for the creation, replenishment and growth of coastal dunes. Coastal dune systems play a substantial role in protecting and nourishing the beach and the areas behind it during and after erosion events.It was hypothesized that the tracks created as a result of driving a 4WD vehicle on a beach causes a change in the surface roughness that significantly disrupts the transport of sand from the beach to the dunes by the wind. It was thought that the vehicle tracks form a 'micro-catchment', trapping sand being transported across the beach and change the beach surface roughness, affect the airflow over the beach and the subsequent transport of wind-blown (aeolian) sand. A study was undertaken to quantify the effect of 4WD vehicle tracks on the amount of sand transported from the beach to the dunes. The first experiment involved simultaneously measuring the amount of sand transported on an unaffected section of beach and an adjacent section of beach with a single vehicle track (Figure 1). This experiment was repeated, increasing the number of times the vehicle drove along the track in 25 pass increments, up to 100 vehicle passes. The results of this experiment indicated that the vehicle track did affect the amount of sand transported (Figure 2). The mean weight of sand trapped on the section with vehicle tracks was consistently lower than the unaffected section. This experiment however did not allow the comparison between the number of times the vehicle drives along the track as the measurements were taken at different times, and therefore under different conditions. This lead to a second experiment being conducted.The second experiment was designed in such a way that the results would be statistically comparable. This involved artificially creating the wind using a garden blower and using replicate study plots (Figure 3). An analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted on the measurements taken and it was determined that vehicle tracks result in a significant reduction in the amount of sand transported compared to an unaffected section of beach (Figure 4). There was not a significant difference between the number of times the vehicle drove along the track.This experiment concluded that the tracks caused by 4WD vehicles resulted in a significant reduction in the amount of sand transported when compared to an unaffected section of beach. This experiment is however limited in two aspects. The first is the duration over which the measurements were taken. Due to the size of the sand traps used, the experiments could not be conducted for greater than 5 minute intervals because the traps would reach maximum capacity. It was observed that after longer periods of time the vehicle tracks in-filled, thus reducing their impact (Figure 5). Secondly, the experiments were conducted across a single vehicle track, with multiple passes, however it is commonly observed that under normal use, multiple vehicle passes result in multiple tracks. These limitations are acknowledged, but the significant results obtained indicate the potential implications of vehicle tracks on the transport of sand from the beach to the dunes. Further research is required into the physical impacts of 4WD vehicles on beaches not only to address the limitations of this study, but to address other gaps in the current knowledge in order to insure the successful management and sustainable use of coastal beaches by 4WD vehicles.

Vehicles On BeachesFour-wheel drives and motorbikes are becoming more popular.  Unfortunately they can have a dramatic effect on the natural character of our beautiful beaches.Some people take their four-wheel drives, dune buggies and motorbikes down to the beach to speed along the hard sand, drive to a favourite fishing spot, or to climb up and down the dunes.  These vehicles are damaging the Bay of Plenty's coastal environment that the vehicle users and other beach users are enjoying.Some beaches have been restored through careful re-sculpting, replanting and pest control, but other parts of the coast are still in poor condition.  Vehicle use also conflicts with other activities on the beach, like sunbathing and children playing in the sand.See also:
  • Rules for when and where vehicles are allowed on the region's beaches
  • Making a complaint for contact details and information about who to contact in different situations
Environmental damageDune plants are very hardy plants.  They gather sand, shelter birds, and withstand wind and waves.  But they are very sensitive to a heavy vehicle driving over them.  All motor vehicles can kill plants with a single pass, and even the wide flotation tyres of quad bikes crush and destroy plants.
 Vehicles compact the sand, squashing small creatures that live on or under the sand and compressing their habitat.  They frighten away birds, lizards and other species sheltering in the dunes, and crush their nests and eggs.  Weeds and pest animals spread through the damaged ecosystem.  Drivers dump litter and waste material from their vehicles onto the beach and dunes.
The first vehicle does the most damage - so even though the majority of drivers on beaches may be responsible, the less responsible minority greatly harm the coastal environment.Once the dune plants are destroyed, the foredunes and rear dunes are exposed to the wind and the sand begins to blow away.  Once a "blow out" forms on a dune, the dune begins to disappear quickly, blown inland.  The waves begin to erode the beach and dune because there are no plants to rebuild them with sand.This increases the hazard risk to people living near the beach.  Without the dunes, waves erode the beach and the land at a much faster rate.  Homes have more sand blown onto them.  Storm surges and possibly tsunami are more likely to damage homes and property. Beach user conflictVehicles on beaches can cause problems with other beach users.  People using popular beaches for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, playing sports or simply enjoying can be concerned about vehicles driving at unsafe speeds and/or too close to children and unaware beachgoers.The safety of the vehicle drivers themselves is also important.  Driving a four-wheel drive along the beach is different to driving through towns or on roads. Drivers without the necessary skills or care can risk damaging their vehicle, themselves, or others.Some people think that the special qualities of the beach that New Zealanders love are threatened by increased vehicle use on the beach.  The tyre tracks, the noise, conflict with other users and damage to the dunes are all contrary to enjoying the coastal environment.

p.s. we need waves

I've been following this thread and finally googled around to find the offending photo. I can say from an outsiders perspective that I would have no idea where that spot was. I do understand that people naming the spot in comments on Instagram would be upsetting to those who surf there, and perhaps the frustration is really with them and the crowds and the way media, including social media, drives them. I would guess that most who are piling on Jim are guilty themselves in some respect. I have seen more pictures of one of the posters on this thread than anyone else on this site, we all know where he surfs, so does he or the photographer who frequently posts pix of him deserve public shaming and yes, veiled threats?

The most appalling thing to me about the photo was it's content. The trucks lined up on the beach speak of selfish destruction. Vehicles belong on a road or a parking lot, not on a stretch of dune and sand that would be certainly affected by trucks lumbering across them.

(Full disclosure, I am a photographer and am thus an offender.)

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