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We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.

We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Here is a before storm and after storm shot that shows how much beach we lost.




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RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Wow! Looks a lot steeper also


RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Same tide Jimmy?


RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




I thought the same thing.


RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Yep, we got down on Wednesday and I was amazed when I walked out onto the beach on Sunday. Maybe a 1/3 was left of what we had on Wednesday.


RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Where were those shots taken?


RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




It does look like there are some steeper sloes at the high water line. If a new shot is taken with the surf as tiny as in the first photo, it looks like much more will still be there than the 2nd photo seems to show. Seems like the exposed sand you would see on a calm day is being masked quite a bit in the 2nd photo.


RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Jimmy up here on the 4x4 beaches the coastline took a terrible beating during the February and march storms that were relentless. The tides are higher up on the beach and any high surf is just going to make it worse. The surf in the after photo is doing just that. It will subside and return to normal for a while but all the beaches are going to take a hit sooner or later.



RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Do the beaches up there 'rebuild' at all? At Salvo, we lose a lot of beach sometimes (It seems to move out into the surfline) and 3'-4' 'cliffs' show up, and then you go back several months later, and it is back to wide and flat.


RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Here is a really good series on barrier islands, if you are looking for a coffee break read this morning.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/barrier-island.htm



RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Do the beaches up there 'rebuild' at all? At Salvo, we lose a lot of beach sometimes (It seems to move out into the surfline) and 3'-4' 'cliffs' show up, and then you go back several months later, and it is back to wide and flat.

Beachmark



The beaches do rebuild. Sometimes another storm hits and it actually puts sand back onto the beach.


RE: We lost a lot of beach due to the offshore storm.




Arrive in SS on Saturday. Hopefully we have a half decent beach.