Taree starts the process

Here is a Google search for “Taree Council’s draft Coastal Zone Management Plan”
Searched 12 June 2012.
Search it again and see what progress has been made.
  1. [PDF] Report – ANZ offices – Greater Taree City Council
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTML
    Copying this report without the permission of Greater Taree City Council or WorleyParsons is not permitted. …. Taree Coastal Zone Management Plan.

  2. Wild weather prompts call for Old Bar protection – ABC News 

    6 days ago – Taree Council’s draft Coastal Zone Management Plan is expected to be on exhibition by the end of the month. Local resident Elaine Pearce …
  3.  No compensation under Taree erosion retreat plan – ABC News 

    10 Apr 2012 – But Greater Taree City Council has not contemplated voluntary acquisition as … It’s still waiting for its draft coastal zone management plan to be …
  4. Old Bar prepares for double whammy – Local News – News 
    6 days ago – The Weather Bureau yesterday warned people from the south coast through to  was delivered a double blow by Greater Taree City Council public exhibition period for council’s draft Coastal Zone Management Plan could 
  5. Council seeks fast-track for coast plan – Local News – News 

    16 Dec 2011 – GREATER Taree City Council will write to the NSW Minister of … with comment to the council’s draft coastal zone management plan. It will also …

  • More coast lost at Old Bar – Local News – News – General – Manning 

    4 days ago –  Taree City Council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage had worked more effectively on the Coastal Zone Management Plan.

  • Locals only – The Problem

    Build 13 artificial reefs a day, and 13,000 people a day will take up surfing. Just watch.
    By the year 2025, the average surf session might well consist of 1.7 rides per surfer per session. For modern surfers, crowds simply come with the territory, and the territory is finite.
    Trying to stem this tide of surfing’s popularity is fruitless. “The lady doth protest too much, methinks,” says Hamlet. It’s the same with every surfer “claiming” his or her territory. We’ll just have to cope.

    by: Drew Kampion

    Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset UK

    The final chapter (Aug 2017):
    The full story to April 2013

    Here is the text as it came to me in 2010 from Google news alert on artificial surfing reefs:
    Boscombe reef gets its first surfing competition (From Bournemouth …
    I don’t know what ASR have got wrong in the design, but clearly something
    is badly wrong. … As for holding a surfing contest on the reef, well, forget it. …

    Update – 2011:

    It seems a lot of lessons are being learnt on this project.

    Ben Mondy, an ex-editor of Tracks magazine and contributor to Surfer, Carve and Surf Europe, was one of the first to surf the new reef at Bournemouth.

    Film produced by ACM acmwriting.com. Filmed and edited by Johno Verity

    ..and then there is this quote from Jim Moriarty:
    Writing on the blog
    Quoting Sean Collins, the founder of Surfline, when asked: Do they get any swell there at all?
    “Yes, it doesn’t look like that exposed of a location as it is up in the channel and faces southerly. But when big storms begin to track down through the northern Atlantic in Fall there may some pre-frontal SSW swell that could penetrate up into the channel into the Bournemouth area. Also longer periods WSW swells will be able to feel the offshore bathymetry to wrap into the Bournemouth area. Additionally this area looks much cleaner with better wind conditions than the more exposed west coast.”

    My (Jim’s) layman’s version of that is… they could see some Fall waves. So. Let’s not be so quick to label this reef a failure until they’ve actually seen a Fall. We won’t have to wait long as… it’s Fall now.

    A link to a map with the location of the reef:
    See also:

    Comment by reeferskeptics

    surfers are not impressed with the results seen vs. the anticipated results

    on this site:

    For the weather in the Bournemouth area:
    and/or search for “Bournemouth” (the region) or “Boscombe” (the place) using

    and the “before” photo:

    Defending the coastline

    More Englishmen building surf breaks:
    Reef NorthEast will be a a multi-purpose reef designed for many users, an innovative underwater arena providing multi-benefits to the North East of England.
    This reasoning is worth repeating:
    “By designing a structure in a certain manner, the waves can be broken in a way that improves their suitability for surfing for an increased number of days a year and also dissipate the wave’s energy on the reef, thus defending the coastline from erosive wave action.”

    ASR Surf Reef projects 2009

    Multi Purpose Reefs

    Offshore Coastal Protection using Multi-Purpose Reefs at Barcelona
    Boscombe Surfing Reef
    Mount Maunganui Reef
    Narrowneck Reef, Gold Coast
    Feasibility and Design Study for a Multi-Purpose Reef in Long Branch, New Jersey
    Detailed Design of an Offshore Submerged Reef for Erosion Control at Oil Piers, California
    Opunake Surfing Reef
    Multipurpose Reefs for Shore Protection at Orewa
    Restoration of St Francis Bay Beach, South Africa
    among others.
    See also:
    Predicting Surfing Reef Dynamics 235 KB PDF

    Florida’s tire reef disaster

    A well-intentioned attempt in 1972 to create what was touted as the world’s largest artificial reef made of tires has become an ecological disaster. The idea was simple: Create new marine habitat and alternate dive sites to relieve pressure on natural reefs, while disposing of tires that were clogging landfills. Decades later it’s clear the plan failed miserably.
    SurfersVillage.com 20th February 2007
    See also: