innovative project on the Netherlands’ seacoast

An innovative project strengthens the Netherlands’ seacoast while creating new recreational areas and a stable ecosystem.

21.5 million cubic metres of sand was dumped into the North Sea, creating the Zandmotor (Sand Engine), an artificial peninsula of 128 acres, or 256 football fields. (Photo by Joop van Houdt, Rijkswaterstaat). Read more on and our friends from Acid Magazine will also run a article about coastal erosion management and surfing's relationship to it in their next issue! 

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