Design and construction of the Boscombe multi-purpose reef

Shaw Mead, C Blenkinsopp, Andrew Moores, Jose Borrero

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Abstract

The Boscombe Reef is a multipurpose reef structure designed primarily for the enhancement of surfing amenity at
Boscombe, Poole Bay, England. The reef was designed to maximise the small and generally poor-quality surfing
wave climate of the eastern English Channel coast. The reef was constructed from 54 large, sand filledgeotextile
containers ranging in size from 1 to 5 m diameters and 15 to 70 m long with a total volume of approximately 13,000m3. Construction of the reef began in the summer of 2008, was suspended during the following winter and was
completed in the late summer of 2009. The reef is now in service and provides a high intensity right hand surfing
ride of up to 70 m and a shorter left hand ride of up to 30 m. Although the reef was not designed as a coastal
protection structure, monitoring of the morphological response supports that the reef promotes shore protection
through the formation of an inshore salien
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 32nd Conference on Coastal Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2010.
EditorsJ McKee Smith, P Lynett
Volume32 (2010)
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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wave climate
coastal protection
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winter
monitoring

Keywords

  • artificial reef
  • submerged breakwater
  • surfing
  • recreation
  • shore protection
  • salient formation

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Mead, S., Blenkinsopp, C., Moores, A., & Borrero, J. (2010). Design and construction of the Boscombe multi-purpose reef. In J. McKee Smith, & P. Lynett (Eds.), 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering: Proceedings of 32nd Conference on Coastal Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2010. (Vol. 32 (2010))

Design and construction of the Boscombe multi-purpose reef. / Mead, Shaw ; Blenkinsopp, C; Moores, Andrew; Borrero, Jose.

32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering: Proceedings of 32nd Conference on Coastal Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2010.. ed. / J McKee Smith; P Lynett. Vol. 32 (2010) 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mead, S, Blenkinsopp, C, Moores, A & Borrero, J 2010, Design and construction of the Boscombe multi-purpose reef. in J McKee Smith & P Lynett (eds), 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering: Proceedings of 32nd Conference on Coastal Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2010.. vol. 32 (2010).
Mead S, Blenkinsopp C, Moores A, Borrero J. Design and construction of the Boscombe multi-purpose reef. In McKee Smith J, Lynett P, editors, 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering: Proceedings of 32nd Conference on Coastal Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2010.. Vol. 32 (2010). 2010
Mead, Shaw ; Blenkinsopp, C ; Moores, Andrew ; Borrero, Jose. / Design and construction of the Boscombe multi-purpose reef. 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering: Proceedings of 32nd Conference on Coastal Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2010.. editor / J McKee Smith ; P Lynett. Vol. 32 (2010) 2010.
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