Author Topic: How Sandy wiped out one of the great surf cultures of the Jersey Shore  (Read 1696 times)

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Outstanding article by Paul Mulshine up on lamenting the loss of Casino Pier - here's an excerpt:

"That roller coaster sitting in the ocean off the mangled pier became the iconic image of Sandy. But that wreckage was soon removed. It was Sandy's effect on the sand beneath the surface that led to the loss.When that pier disappeared, so did the forces that created one of the best surf spots on the East Coast. New Jersey's coast is a regular one, devoid of the sort of rocky points and reefs that shape the waves in places like Hawaii and Australia.
Though entirely artificial, the pilings of the old pier sculpted the waves into what looked like natural perfection."

An excellent read - check out the full article here:
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