I've been a lurker for a LONG time here, but just recently started postin. I wanted to wait til I finally GOT my Tacoma to become an "active" member here, but I started anyway even though I still haven't found "the one" yet (posting a story about missing out on "the one" by mere HOURS was my first thread here haha). Anyway, in my short time of actively posting I've come to realize that this site has a great and helpful community, so I figured this is worth a shot:
There is a famous surf break in my hometown that is now at risk of being destroyed due to EXTREMELY poor construction plans. It is one of the top breaks on the east coast, and people come from all over the world to surf it when it's firing (basically during hurricane season). The spot means a LOT to me and my local surfing community, and it's influence extends all across the globe.
I'm asking anyone here who loves surfing, or the ocean, or just wants to help, to sign this petition:
It may already be too late to save it, apparently the plan was approved and is set to start mid-may, but now that we all have wind of it there is intense opposition so hopefully it is enough to at least postpone it until more studies on the long-term impact can be done.
Here are a couple articles about it:
I do have to say, as terrible of a situation as this is, the outpouring of support from the surf/ocean community on a global scale has been amazing. It's cool to see our little surf town making headline news on big surf sources like Surfline, and that our surf community is being given a voice in local and regional news publications. Now hopefully our voice is heard....
Thank you to everyone who took the time to check this out, and extra thanks to those who help out.