San Diego surfers will be delighted to hear that surfing is now allowed, as long as social distancing practices are followed. Wikipedia photo.
Beaches all throughout California have been closed for most of April due to COVID-19, and it hasn’t been easy. It’s meant zero surfing, strolling along the water, or relaxing in the sand. Some surfers have even gone to great lengths to dodge cops for an early morning wave. But with the curve starting to level out in California, San Diego County officials gave the green light to its cities to reopen beaches for limited access. The city of San Diego has already moved forward with the plan.
The health order allows beaches to be only accessible for surfing, swimming, or other types of exercising. Lounging on the shore doesn’t count. County officials would like to remind residents to follow health guidelines, otherwise, this new privilege will be quickly revoked. The last thing San Diego wants is a repeat of what happened this weekend at beaches in Orange County, where thousands of people flocked to the shores to escape the heatwave.
If you plan on hitting the water, keep this in mind:
- Don’t carpool.
- Don’t hang out in a group at the lineup.
- Don’t loiter on the beach.
Ignoring the California Parks Department's closure of San Onofre State Beach, several surfers yesterday risked the government and the public's ire to catch some waves at Lower Trestles. Evidently, one of them made the trip in a boat, which seems like a pretty good idea: Angry onlookers yelling at you from the beach? Hop in your boat and head for international waters. RELATED: Stay Stoked- Your Guide to TGR's Best Content Unfortunately, the boat wasn't content with merely watching the action.
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San Diego County reopened many of its beaches for recreation at sunrise on Monday, lifting restrictions on swimmers, surfers, kayakers and paddle-boarders, but continuing to prohibit boating. Less than an hour after the restrictions were lifted, Pacific Beach was already crowded with surfers looking to catch what we're going to charitably assume was their first wave in weeks. RELATED: Stay Stoked- Your Guide to TGR's Best Content Active recreation is allowed at the reopened beaches, but