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Some crazy and amazing ideas from Greg Webber #2964654
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Seems like some pretty good ideas to me. Scaling and implementation might be tough though.

Greg is responding to everyones questions in the comments on the swellnet article and it's pretty cool to read. Really sounds like he's trying to think of everything and at least the wedge idea has backing and will be constructed soon.
Even aside of any wave creation, these could be a boon for sand accumulation retention.
https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2019/06/06/more-mind-greg-webber

https://webber-reefs.com/
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It sounds great and I'd love for it to work, but 'artificial reefs' seem to always flop for one reason or another.

Will a city really purchase one (or more) so that a small percentage of their citizens can use it? What kind of legal and environmental obstacles will they have to go through to install it? Who pays for long-term maintenance? What if it doesn't do what it says it will? Will it bring in enough tourism dollars to offset the cost?

I will be watching with a skeptical eye.


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Looks more like an 'A' to me... wink2

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Awesome. This will finally solve the age-old dilemma of high tide vs. low tide.

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sure it'll create waves and slow coastal erosion, but will all voters in the area agree on a tax increase to pay for it.
LA can't even start building housing for homeless after passing a tax measure to do so. how is a jetty going to get down then

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Originally Posted by jkb
It sounds great and I'd love for it to work, but 'artificial reefs' seem to always flop for one reason or another.

Will a city really purchase one (or more) so that a small percentage of their citizens can use it? What kind of legal and environmental obstacles will they have to go through to install it? Who pays for long-term maintenance? What if it doesn't do what it says it will? Will it bring in enough tourism dollars to offset the cost?

I will be watching with a skeptical eye.

Wonder what the price is compared to a skatepark which every city almost in CA has and only a small % use.


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go fund me? lol


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Originally Posted by Waterlogged05
go fund me? lol

I didn't see anything about a go-fund-me page. shrug
He even talked that idea down when people brought it up in the comments


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tax on all firewires should pay for it in a few weeks


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Originally Posted by rowjimmytour
Originally Posted by jkb
It sounds great and I'd love for it to work, but 'artificial reefs' seem to always flop for one reason or another.

Will a city really purchase one (or more) so that a small percentage of their citizens can use it? What kind of legal and environmental obstacles will they have to go through to install it? Who pays for long-term maintenance? What if it doesn't do what it says it will? Will it bring in enough tourism dollars to offset the cost?

I will be watching with a skeptical eye.

Wonder what the price is compared to a skatepark which every city almost in CA has and only a small % use.


I wonder how much money a skatepark saves a city in reparative maintenance work...?

I bet they pay for themselves over the long run.


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Never happen. Not here anyway. If you put something artificial in the longshore drift and someone downstream has their multimillion dollar "beach house" eaten by a NW swell at high tide... you are going to be in court defending a civil suit. Not to mention what happens when some dork goes headfirst into your "reef."

There have been some great waves made with jetties. Just simple jetties. Set them at the right angle and it seems fairly predictable. That can never happen either for the above stated reasons.

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Originally Posted by i_shapes
Never happen. Not here anyway. If you put something artificial in the longshore drift and someone downstream has their multimillion dollar "beach house" eaten by a NW swell at high tide... you are going to be in court defending a civil suit. Not to mention what happens when some dork goes headfirst into your "reef."



But, what seems pretty cool is that it's moveable and can change shape to lessen any longshore current (gets flat).

Also, they say the wall will be outside the surf zone, so no one can hit their head on it. It's only meant to refract swell and create peaks, not cause waves to break.

That being said, I think the rich af down-coasterism will surely keep them out of CA.


That floting reef-slab of concrete with concession stands, and shark nets????
That noise can just fck right off


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I'm still a big fan of jetties too smile


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Originally Posted by i_shapes
Never happen. Not here anyway. If you put something artificial in the longshore drift and someone downstream has their multimillion dollar "beach house" eaten by a NW swell at high tide... you are going to be in court defending a civil suit. Not to mention what happens when some dork goes headfirst into your "reef."

There have been some great waves made with jetties. Just simple jetties. Set them at the right angle and it seems fairly predictable. That can never happen either for the above stated reasons.

Skate parks have signage to knowledge fault from law suits and could only install in places with no homes within mile etc boundry shrug


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Originally Posted by Boneroni
Originally Posted by i_shapes
Never happen. Not here anyway. If you put something artificial in the longshore drift and someone downstream has their multimillion dollar "beach house" eaten by a NW swell at high tide... you are going to be in court defending a civil suit. Not to mention what happens when some dork goes headfirst into your "reef."



But, what seems pretty cool is that it's moveable and can change shape to lessen any longshore current (gets flat).

Also, they say the wall will be outside the surf zone, so no one can hit their head on it. It's only meant to refract swell and create peaks, not cause waves to break.

That being said, I think the rich af down-coasterism will surely keep them out of CA.


That floting reef-slab of concrete with concession stands, and shark nets????
That noise can just fck right off


just think the maintenance cost of a moveable structure. the ocean is going beat the shit out that material compared to a bunch of rocks stacked up like a jetty. that's just the materials. then factor in the heavy equipment operation needed to move it.

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