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ww

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A bit like Miami Beach. I would guess that the next hurricane might be a wipeout. This is toward Wilmington; the Outer Banks are a bit different, but Manteo (on the sound side) flooded badly a few years ago. Washington Post video story
 06/13/2024 03:40 PM
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Cole

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These things were predicted 100 years ago.

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 06/14/2024 11:17 AM
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Just so you know Miami is sinking. Its not seal level rise.
 06/28/2024 12:41 PM
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I live in Carolina Beach, that spot nearly always floods on a full-moon high tide.
It's a tiny sliver of sandbar 3 blocks wide that's got the ocean on one side and a river on the other and the road is about 8 inches above mean high tide line on a good day.
To the point where they've built road barricades that they can close whenever it floods.
In the 1940's it didn't really matter if you're beach house road flooded. Now that they've built multi-million dollar homes on what amounts to a sandbar, those decisions have a bit more weight to them.

Same with Rodanthe, the homes built oceanfront there were built on drifting/shifting dunes and now they cry when the homes wash into the ocean. They should have never been built there in the first place.
They finished the massive bridge that bypasses S-Turns since that road was so common to overwash.

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 06/28/2024 11:07 PM
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    I haven't been to Rodanthe since the long bridge opened. Nags Head northward has problems, but those are viable communities. And they're good at handling visitors. Thirteen years ago, I found out that Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue worked hard at developing local kids to work as summer lifeguards. The high school swimming team was, at the time, coached by the ocean rescue supervisor. He wanted water and rescue skills, of course, but he also wanted lifeguards who would interact well with beachgoers and be proud to represent their community.
    Buxton photographer Daniel Pullen got a well-deserved photo spread in Surfer's Journal this year.
    From farther south, I had the pleasure of doing a (bad) video of Matt Buchanan skimboarding a while back.
    Being an old guy, I got to visit Bald Head ahead of development.
    In southern California, a beach shantytown built on rented plots became a state park, which kept the simple summer homes, using them as popular, cheap lodging for visitors. Recently, the whole thing was "restored" with some modern amenities added. It's become the Crystal Cove Historic District.


Edited: 06/29/2024 at 12:07 AM by ww
 06/29/2024 05:48 AM
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Originally posted by: ww

    I haven't been to Rodanthe since the long bridge opened. Nags Head northward has problems, but those are viable communities. And they're good at handling visitors. Thirteen years ago, I found out that Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue worked hard at developing local kids to work as summer lifeguards. The high school swimming team was, at the time, coached by the ocean rescue supervisor. He wanted water and rescue skills, of course, but he also wanted lifeguards who would interact well with beachgoers and be proud to represent their community.


    Buxton photographer Daniel Pullen got a well-deserved photo spread in Surfer's Journal this year.


    From farther south, I had the pleasure of doing a (bad) video of Matt Buchanan skimboarding a while back.


    Being an old guy, I got to visit Bald Head ahead of development.


    In southern California, a beach shantytown built on rented plots became a state park, which kept the simple summer homes, using them as popular, cheap lodging for visitors. Recently, the whole thing was "restored" with some modern amenities added. It's become the Crystal Cove Historic District.


That post kind of departed from your original topic WW...perhaps you've given up and simply turned your Forum account over to ChatGPT



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Edited: 06/29/2024 at 05:51 AM by SurfCaster
 06/29/2024 05:59 AM
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What with NC's awful beach overdevelopment problems (which were getting concern in the 70s), I'm happy to think of what's still decent about the state. A really bad video with Wrightsville Beach's Matt Buchanan.


Edited: 06/29/2024 at 06:02 AM by ww
 07/17/2024 06:15 AM
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Originally posted by: 910surfer

Just so you know Miami is sinking. Its not seal level rise.


http://www.theinvadingsea.com/...er-threat-of-flooding/

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 07/17/2024 06:53 PM
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Parts of Miami Beach, where lots of mangroves were covered with crappy fill dirt. Miami itself is mostly on limestone rock, utterly stable (except spongy). Sea level rise has been well documented. The US overall has great historical tidal gauge records.
 07/17/2024 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by: 910surfer

Just so you know Miami is sinking. Its not seal level rise.



Thank god we don't have seal level rise in Miami.

Those things can get territorial, yknow.. and they bite!

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