Keep the existing 150' Ft No surf zone
  • Petitioned Marshall Shupe

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Flagler Beach City Commission
Marshall Shupe
Flagler Beach City Commission
Alice Baker
Flagler Beach City Commission
Kim Carney
Flagler Beach City Commission
Chairman John Feind
Flagler Beach City Commission
Jane Mealy, Vice Chairman
Flagler Beach City Commission
Steve Settle

Keep the existing 150' Ft No surf zone

    1. Joe Lynch
    2. Petition by

      Joe Lynch

      Miami Beach, FL

The fishermen are trying to push the surfing zone to 300ft. north and south of the pier. The current distance is 150ft. and we believe this policy should remain. Thank you for your support. Stand up and be heard this Thursday at 5:30 at the city hall in Flagler Beach.

Extending the no surf zone to 300' would have far reaching implications beyond  simply creating a larger buffer between the fisherman and the surfers. Flagler Beach has been the breeding ground for some of the best surfers in the country all coming from our quaint city. That will change if the buffer zone is extended. The waves break the best closer to the pier and this is the sweet spot that allows the youth to become great athletes and helps to serve as a place for the youth and adults alike. It helps give the youth a place to express themselves, exercise (which nowadays is a feat in itself), and gives them a place to occupy there time instead of hanging in other areas. This buffer has sufficed for many years and should suffice for many more to come. Please re consider this un needed and damaging extension of the buffer zone.

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    1. WE WON!!!!!! Congratulations Everyone!!!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!!!

      Joe Lynch
      Petition Organizer

      We won tonight at the Commission meeting! The 150' rule stands! Thank You to everyone that signed the petition! You made an impact and goes to show that a small determined group can accomplish anything! Mahalo and remember People United Will Never Be Defeated!!!!

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. 408 Signatures! Thanks for all the support guys and gals!

      Joe Lynch
      Petition Organizer

      Lets keep the momentum going! We will break our goal of 500 by 3pm!

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. One more day!

      Joe Lynch
      Petition Organizer

      Hey guys! We only have one more day to get as many people as possible to sign this petition. Please share a link to it on your Twitter/ Facebook accounts so it can reach more people. 161 signatures in one day is awesome and I know we can double if not triple that number by tomorrow.

    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Nathan Crouch DAYTONA BEACH, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      i surf the sunglow pier and i cant stand the fisher men there. i dont wana see more surfers get bullied around.

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    • WATER BOY JAX BEACH, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      Cuz I can't cast 100yds

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    • Nancy Hause CHILLICOTHE, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      I will be living near Flagler and I like it just the way it is.

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    • James Annear JUPITER, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      MAJORITY should rule. 100 surfers in the pier's lineup would far outweigh the 12 fishermen catching catfish and 8" whiting on the pier.

      The surfing population represents far more revenue to the pier than the handful of fishermen, who usually don't spend any extra dollars at all while there.

      Most piers have now accepted surfing and welcome the surfing population. esp once they see the big bucks that pier surf contest can bring.

      Cocoa Beach Pier and Sebastian Inlet, once banned surfing, but changed their minds and now welcome it.

      Ask the owner of CB Pier which group brings the most revenue to the pier.

      Ask the City of Cocoa Beach and Brevard County Lifeguards why they favor allowing UNRESTRICTED surfing at the CB pier.

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    • Bruce Moeller COCOA BEACH, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      When was the last time there was a professional pier fisherman? All restrictions should be removed!!

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