Over 6–9 October 2011, 80 students, colleagues, and friends of Miles O. Hayes convened in Columbia, South Carolina, at the University of South Carolina to honor his life and career. The Hayes Symposium on Applied Coastal Geomorphology included 20 presentations, a roast, and a field trip to the South Carolina coast. The present volume of papers is the culmination of this celebration.

Miles Hayes' career began at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, where his two passions were geology and baseball, not necessarily in that order. After graduation, he went to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, for a Master's degree in geology, and then he moved to Austin, Texas, and attended the University of Texas to study with Professor Robert Folk. Halfway through his dissertation fieldwork on Padre Island in 1961, disaster struck. Hurricane Carla resculpted the Texas coast and wiped out most of Miles' field stations. Although this storm...

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