Category Archives: Surfing

Long Beach, Los Angeles beaches are cleaner than ever according to Heal the Bay report

By: Greg Yee - Press Telegram Southland beaches are clean in time for Labor Day, according to a report released by Heal The Bay on Thursday. The nonprofit organization releases two annual reports, including the so-called End of Summer Beach Report Card, which gave 96 percent of California’s beaches an “A” or a “B.” The report marks the seventh consecutive summer that California beaches received high water-quality scores overall. Continue Reading... ...
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Ocean Recreation Water Quality Warnings and Advisories: August 20

Time: 4:35 p.m. Date: August 20, 2013 Closure and Posted Warning Status Report Closures: No closures at this time. Posted Warnings: Bacterial levels in ocean and bay recreational waters exceed health standards at the following locations: Huntington Harbour • Seagate Lagoon. San Clemente • 150 feet upcoast and 150 feet downcoast of Poche Creek at Poche Beach. Continue Reading... ...
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Digging up bay’s dirty secrets

By Deborah Sullivan Brennan The San Diego Bay is scheduled for a deep cleaning next month, when shipyards south of the Coronado Bridge will dredge contaminated sediment to ensure healthier waters.

Toxins from industrial operations, shipyards and urban runoff have built up over decades, settling in the sediment. They are absorbed by small animals, fish and eventually people, especially frequent fishermen.

The dredging effort would remove 158,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the area in front of BAE and NASSCO shipyards near the Coronado Bridge.

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Los Angeles Waterkeeper Celebrates “Swimmable California Day” Los Angeles Waterkeeper, in collaboration with California Coastkeeper Alliance, proudly announces that the California Legislature has officially designated July 25, 2013 as Swimmable California Day. In honor of this special occasion, Los Angeles Waterkeeper will be hosting events at fresh water and salt-water locations. Continue Reading......
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International Standouts Post Top Scores for Round 3 of Vans US Open of Surfing The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Prime Vans US Open of Surfing opened today's action in peaky two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at South Huntington Beach Pier, completing the non-elimination Round of 24 compliments of some world-class performances from both event favorites and up-and-coming internationals. Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, posted high scores for the second day in a row, belting a 9.17 and 8.20 for progressive surfing on a pierbowl rights and wedgy lefthander. Smith's efforts would see him secure a Round of 16 berth over C.J. Hobgood (USA), 34, and Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), 19. Continue Reading......
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TCA seeks approval for first segment of Toll Road; surfers encouraged to turn out for June 19th hearing in San Diego.

It's often said that there's no such thing as a permanent environmental victory. Case in point: Trestles, one of SoCal's most treasured surfing resources, is once again potentially under threat from the SR-241 Toll Road extension. Continue Reading......
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By Chris Borg - Surfline Mid last month, 05/15/2013, was Quince de Mayo, aka the first day of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season.With impeccable timing, opening day ceremonies included the formation of the year's first Tropical Depression, as TD-1E developed about 800 miles SSE of Baja, Mexico. That lead-off low quickly strengthened to storm status, becoming Tropical Storm Alvin. Early on it looked like TS Alvin would continue to steadily intensify and possibly hit hurricane force. But instead Alvin's WNW heading lead to cooler waters, increased wind shear and a rapid demise, so after a few short days it was adios Alvin. Continue Reading......
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