Free Upham Beach

Themes

Chapter: Suncoast
State: FL
Country: USA
Theme: Coastal Preservation
Launch Date: November 03 2007
Status: Active

For more info, please contact:

Jessica Respondek jnjrespondek@verizon.net

In 2006 St. Petersburg Beach lost its famous surfbreak, Upham Beach, to "temporary" geotube groins. The chapter is working with technical and legal minds to look to an alternative methodology to deal with the erosion south of the Blind Pass Inlet, highlight the poor science and engineering support the placement of permanent structures, and revive one of the only surfbreak in the area.