Day after big wave, wind knocks out Jersey shore fireworks

A day after a large wave washed out a Jersey shore community’s Fourth of July fireworks, the wind wreaked havoc.

Seaside Heights canceled its display Sunday for the second straight day, this time citing winds “exceeding regulatory limitations.”

The show was scrapped Saturday night when a wave ran so far up the shore it soaked all of the fireworks set up on the beach.

The fireworks were set up closer to the surf than usual this year in an effort to satisfy state regulations requiring spectators be kept a specific distance away from the fireworks.

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They say beach erosion caused by Superstorm Sandy has made fulfilling this requirement a challenge in recent years.

Officials haven’t announced a new date for the show.

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