No Sandbars Without Sand

For local surfers and beachgoers, the lack of sand from Beach Road to the bluffs of San Onofre is tragically and abundantly apparent, Jake Howard writes this week. The issue of coastal erosion in Capo Beach and San Clemente is a real one, with real-life consequences, he adds, noting that some of our most sacred surf spots are not just being threatened, they’re already under assault.

A True Beach Life

Surf pioneers and longtime friends were at last able to gather on Beach Road last week to say their final goodbyes to Wayne Penn Schafer, who died in his Poche Reef home at 91 in June 2020. Schafer, who lived a true beach life, always bringing his friends along for the ride, was instrumental in the development of the original Hobie Cat with the late Hobie Alter, Jake Howard reports this week.