Category Archives: Surfing

Shark Attacks Kayaker in Southern California

By: [KSBW] Shark attacks kayaker in Southern California SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — A kayaker who said a shark thrashed his boat in waters off Santa Barbara County, Calif., on Friday said he walked away unscathed and described the impact as worse than a car crash. "I was thrown 5 to 10 feet in the water in the kayak," Ryan Howell said. "I just remember my buddy yelling, 'That shark is huge,' and yelling my name over and over, but the kayak just kept getting thrashed." The shark encounter was the second in two days in the same area, near the Vandenberg Air Force Base, after a surfer was attacked by a shark on Thursday. Read complete story
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Dana Point Premiers Film Celebrating California Coastal Act

Posted by Peter Schelden - Dana Point AOL Patch The California Coastal Commission was created through a proposition passed in 1972. Over 40 years later, a new documentary from the Surfrider Foundation celebrating the CCC will premier in Dana Point. On Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., the Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, will screen "Heroes of the Coast." Tickets are $15 and come with dessert. Continue Reading... ...
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Bitten Calif. surfer says shark came from nowhere - The Associated Press EUREKA, Calif. -- It was a perfect day for surfing. Except for the shark. Jay Scrivner, a 45-year-old college English teacher, was waiting for waves off the NorthernCalifornia coast near his hometown of Eureka on Sunday morning after surfing for about two hours when a great white he estimated at about 8-to-9 feet long bit his thigh and board. Continue Reading... ...
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Ocean Recreation Water Quality Warnings and Advisories: October 4

Time: 1:50 p.m. Date: October 4, 2013 Closure and Posted Warning Status Report Closures: • No ocean, harbor or bay water closures are currently in effect. Posted Warnings: Bacterial levels in ocean and bay recreational waters exceed health standards at the following locations: Dana Point Harbor • All of Baby Beach. Continue Reading... ...
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‘Heroes of the Coast’ Documentary Screening and Fundraising Event to Benefit Coastal Cleanup Day WHO: Surfrider Foundation's South Orange County Chapter and the California Coastal Commission with narrative from Jim Moriarty, CEO Surfrider Foundation, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi whose AB 754 bill created the Protect Our Coast and Oceans donation check-off box for Coastal Commission grant programs such as Adopt-A-Beach. WHAT: Premiere screening of the "Heroes of the Coast" documentary that tells the story of how a grassroots group of Californians organized to save the coast, Proposition 20, and the voter-led monumental approval of the California Coastal Act. Continue Reading... ...
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By: MARY CATHERINE O'CONNOR - Outside Online On October 21, 2012, five surfers jumped a closed gate and walked to Martin's Beach, a storied stretch of Pacific in the Northern California's San Mateo County. Their aim was to perform an act of surfing disobedience that could get them arrested. It did. This week the surfer's website The Inertia and Surfrider Foundation released a short film, "Martin's 5: Battle for the Beach," that explains why these surfers – Jonathan Bremer, Kyle Foley, Tyler Schmidt, Austin Murison and David Pringle – risked misdemeanor convictions. They, along with surf access and ocean advocacy organization Surfrider Foundation, claim that access to Martin's Beach is granted to individuals through California's Coastal Commission, which formed 40 years ago and passed the California Coastal Act in 1976. The Act was designed both to conserve marine resources along the Pacific, from Oregon to Mexico, and to maximize opportunities for the public to access and recreate on California beaches. Continue Reading... ...
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LA County Beaches Get Cleaner

NBC Los Angeles

Those celebrating Labor Day at a Los Angeles County beach might notice it's cleaner this year - particularly in Long Beach.

Since Memorial Day, 90 percent of LA County beaches received A and B grades, up 3 percent from last summer, according to a recent report from Heal the Bay. The non-profit grades 450 beaches along the California Coast based on levels of bacterial pollution in the water.

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East County Magazine: By Miriam Raftery Yesterday a local scanner tracking service reported several apparent shark sightings off Torrey Pines Beach. In the interest of keeping readers safe we posted the report promptly with no way to obtain confirmation on the holiday weekend. ECM today has reached both state and city lifeguards who say they are unaware of any reports.  It now appears our usually credible source was inaccurate and we regret the error. Continue Reading... ...
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