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Topic Title: First Peak Project Event at Sebastian Inlet Surf & Sport May 27
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Created On: 05/16/2017 02:55 PM
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 05/16/2017 02:55 PM
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Ryand10

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Come out to Sebastian Inlet Surf & Sport on May 27th from 4pm-10pm for their 5th Anniversary Party and support the First Peak Project which is dedicated to restoring the first peak at Sebastian Inlet State Park. There will be live music, food, drinks, vendors, and live mural painting. Everyone is invited!!!!

 05/17/2017 03:44 AM
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Central Floridave

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Sebastian Inlet Surf & Sport are making waves! 5 years has got to be tough in the retail business. Congrats!
 05/17/2017 03:47 AM
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Shalapics

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This is an exciting project worth supporting and parties at Sebastian Inlet Surf and Sport are always a lot of fun! With all the different vendors at this one it is sure to be an excellent way to spend your Saturday of Memorial Day weekend!



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 05/19/2017 05:44 AM
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 05/21/2017 01:14 PM
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TheFirstPeakProject

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Bump for a good time! First Peak Forum starts at 4pm, so be there early!



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The First Peak Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit organization whose mission is to restore the legendary surfing wave First Peak at Sebastian Inlet to its former fame and glory.


www.firstpeak.org

 05/21/2017 04:10 PM
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daner

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John, Hope to be there with the rest of the "W" crew. Too bad you couldn't get St. John's Wood to play. They draw a serious crowd!

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 05/21/2017 07:37 PM
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kneeblaster

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Please come out and support this great cause. I'm known on 2nd light as a kneeboard surfer, but I'm also a brewer with Red Buoy Brewers. We're going all in for this event, maxing out our lifeguard kegerator with nine kegs of craft beer.

see you there!

 05/22/2017 07:22 AM
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Central Floridave

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" They draw a serious crowd! " Cherry Down is my band, so we get credit for any serious crowd that is there this time. LOL. (Righto)
Youtube Charlie Pickett. They are coming up from Miami and looks like they are pretty good. Of course Billy Chapman is long time Brevard Musician. Should be a fun event.


I think kneeblaster is my new best friend! Love craft beer...See ya'll there.
 05/22/2017 07:57 AM
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daner

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OPPs My Bad-didn't read the fine print! Hope to get there and hear Cherry Down!

It was an inside comment since St. John's Wood pulled in like 500 for their last Night Sounds at the Inlet gig- John and I were there.

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 05/22/2017 08:00 AM
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Central Floridave

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Are they the beatles tribute band? I've seen them. they are good.
 05/22/2017 08:02 AM
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Central Floridave

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googled st johns wood, same band. 60s rock. Saw them at Squid Lips and enjoyed them. Talented band for sure.
 05/22/2017 08:17 AM
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daner

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Yes mostly British Invasion music, Stones, Beatles, Who, Zombies, Animals, etc.

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Edited: 05/22/2017 at 08:23 AM by daner
 05/22/2017 07:31 PM
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Central Floridave

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from surfrider email of craft beer attendees:

Red Buoy Brewers
The Red Buoy Brewers are in fact Wabasso lifeguards ... who make really, really good beer ... like contest winning beer. The guys are all in on the First Peak Project and they mean business.

Pareidolia Brewing Company
Pareidolia: The imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist.
Yes, and while we all imagine First Peak as it was, that vision does not exist, but we can make it it happen. Oh Yes We Can! From Sebastian, SUP surfer Pete Anderson will bring some of his finest to our tasting tables.

Hell 'N Blazes Brewing Company
Straight outta old downtown Melbourne, Hell 'N Blazes' Andy Pinkerton took about one second to jump on the First Peak bandwagon. If you've been to their Taproom, you know how great their pours are.

Walking Tree Brewery
Vero Beach checks in with two great breweries. Walking Tree has such a cool vibe near the airport. A cavernous space (formerly a WWII naval supply warehouse) great people, awesome tasting menu. A must visit ... and ardent supporters of the the First Peak Project.

Orchid Island Brewery
Have a fondness for summery beers? Then stop trying to cram a lime wedge in your Corona bottle and drink some real citrus infused IPAs and sour beers from this Vero Beach gem. The difference is obvious.
 05/23/2017 05:04 AM
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Central Floridave

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Charlie Pickett:

 05/25/2017 06:11 AM
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daner

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CFLDAVE Do you know what time Cherry Down will be playing?

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 05/25/2017 07:41 AM
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Event is from 4 to 10pm and we are slated to play last. so probably 8:00 or 8:30 and we have the green light to play past 10pm if the beer is still flowing...
 05/25/2017 07:56 AM
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daner

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Nice! Top Billing.
Look forward to hearing you guys.

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Edited: 05/25/2017 at 08:28 AM by daner
 05/25/2017 10:56 AM
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Thanks, I hope we don't disappoint! I'll be there early to set up. Come and say hello and let's cheer to a beer!

 05/27/2017 03:55 PM
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Fine presentation with some media coverage.  

As a biologist, I'm not a good engineering critic, but:

1.  It's pretty well understood how the Jetty was altered, degrading First Peak

2.  Methods for altering/protecting/improving structures like the Jetty have improved and become more versatile in recent years.  It looks like modifications can be made pretty easily and cheaply, and reversibly if so desired.  

3.  Wave modelling methods have improved.  If you still worry that waves are ridiculously hard to model, there's the empirical alternative, that the past layout of the Jetty is known and can be restored.

4.  Various alternatives will be available, allowing for picking something based on cost and likelihood of success

5.  The situation is nothing like the artificial reef proposals of years past, all of which failed.  

6.  The impending wave park proliferation may help the cause of tweaking "wave parks" that utilize natural swells and coastal processes, with a bit of help (correctly designed jetty)

7.  It helps a lot that the Sebastian Inlet Jetty is an engineering marvel.  A typical jetty is a straight pile of rocks.  Our Jetty is a water-permeable cousin to a pier, and it curves.  It's different from the others.

On the other hand, I hope that photo and video archives of Sebastian Inlet can be made complete enough to show how good it was.  The ease of making and posting photos means that footage from other jetties is becoming increasingly available, and much of that footage is pretty noxious.  

As the presentation emphasized, surfing waves are fairly delicate things.  Good ones are valuable.  It might be best to be careful about over-promising, though I'm pretty confident that alterations can be made with a pretty strong promise of doing good and NOT doing harm.  I think progress might be made in stages.  

The post-talk discussion reminded me a bit of acoustics people trying to adjust a concert hall, which can be a delicate business.  Good concert halls and opera houses are marvels of making non-amplified music heard.  A lot is known about how to design them, but until recently, it hasn't been easy to assure, before construction, that a design will be really good.  Waves at beaches seem likely to be even more difficult in terms of physics.  Tweaking a jetty will be a pioneering project.  

Congratulations, so far, to the First Peak Project. 

 05/28/2017 08:02 AM
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Central Floridave

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WW, I was there you should have said hello. Good seeing you Daner. See you again in another 20 years! LOL.
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