Artificial reefs Adelaide's west beach

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Filthyboy started the topic in Sunday, 8 Jul 2018 at 7:20pm

Would love to hear some thoughts and opinions on this topic

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udo commented Sunday, 8 Jul 2018 at 8:36pm

This ones for Ben..

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thermalben commented Monday, 9 Jul 2018 at 6:37am

Waste of time.

At $10-20 million per artificial reef, you've gotta choose a location where there's a consistent, reliable source of quality groundswell. Adelaide's metro beaches wouldn't even make the end of an already-long list of possible locations. 

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The Fire commented Monday, 9 Jul 2018 at 9:30am

The reef at boomers would be my choice.
Adding to an existing reef would be easier.
Victor loves tourism.
Imagine what a worldclass wave would do for that region.
Great vantage points to watch a wsl comp from.
Make it a left and right that work on different tides but holds form from 3ft to 8ft+.
The list goes on.

Peace maaaan..

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thermalben commented Monday, 9 Jul 2018 at 11:48am

OK, we're never gonna have a WSL comp at Victor. So let's not go down that justification path.

Yes, the Victor Harbor council loves (and needs) tourism revenue, but an artificial surf reef has gotta be at the right place. For example, there's no point entertaining options around at Waits and Parsons, because the benefit to the council would be greatly reduced compared to a reef closer to town.

We've already had this lengthy debate - see link below (four and a half years ago.. yikes!) Plenty of comments there so I'll close this thread, and we can continue there.

https://www.swellnet.com/forums/surfing-reef-designs/53836