GALLERY: High Waters, Strong Winds Batter Manasquan Inlet, Belmar, Shark River
Second high tide was 4 a.m. Thursday
High tides and high winds battered the Belmar area into Thursday, with the power company restoring power to hundreds, and waters surging at high tide.
North of the Belmar fishing pier, waves crashed high at the first tide around 2:50 p.m. as winds swept over the sand and into the cement of the Ocean Avenue bridge to Avon. A second high tide was 4 a.m. Thursday.
Patch Reader Linda Swenarton shot this video Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. showing the Shark River Inlet barely contained at Belmar Boulevard just west of Route 35. That same area was flooded intensely during Hurricane Sandy.
Meanwhile, the Manasquan Inlet saw strong surf crash into the rocks there, creating high sprays of ocean throughout the evening.
— Keith Brown and Daniel Nee contributed to this report.