There was a recent article about it. i think they said 2028 was the earliest and thats definitely not happening as they are doing projects down river to accommodate all the sediment and water flow.That 2005 winter was all time at river mouth to pipesAnother project that could help the 805 is to remove the matilija dam, which is completely full of sediment that should have run to the ocean already. I think that's in the works(?) but I'm not sure of the timeframe. In 2005ish when I was in high school down there there was an unusually large rain and sand movement and that new year's morning, and the whole rest of that winter, C street was an actually legit wave. That first morning of it was I think the best I've ever seen it.
I've been surfing the same stretch of beach since 1982. In the early 90s they began regularly pumping sand on this stretch of beach. Pumping this stretch of beach has improved the surf tremendously. On the flip side the towns to the North of me have been totally screwed by the pumping they've gotten. Luckily my stretch of shoreline has a good bit of curve to it and evenly spaced jetties along the curve. Also the dredge pulls sand off a sandbar that in my youth blocked swell energy from reaching the beach.ACOE dredging in NJ generally destroys the bathymetry but there is often a short term silver lining. A few times in history, dredging has created a “point break” that can be pretty good. Rare and short lived but super fun. Happened in LbI the last time Long Beach township was dredged. Good memories.
No mention of greatest man-made wave in US? The Wedge!Before that, dude that lived on the cliff brought in a back hoe, and dregged himself a boat ramp. Had his how escalator for the boat to top of the cliff. That wave was perfection knee high peaks in 1 foot of water. Both spots basically unsurfable unless you had no car and no other options.