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San Diego city beaches reopened today, and it didn't take long for surfers to fill Pacific Beach. This video was taken about 45 minutes after the beach reopened at sunrise. It's important to remember, the beach is only partially reopened, so water activities are allowed, but as for the sand, you can only walk or run -- no stopping, sitting or lying down. You should still keep your distance at all times. Click the link in our bio for more on what's allowed -- and what's not allowed -- during the first phase of reopening of city beaches.
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.
Active recreation is allowed at the reopened beaches, but social distancing guidelines are still in place, and relaxing on the beach is not permitted. For more information on which of San Diego's recreation areas are open and what activities are allowed, see the county's recently-released plan for reopening beaches here.
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.
We might be living in unprecedented times, but that doesn't mean you can't stay stoked while practicing social distancing in the comfort of your own home. We recommend staying inside, curling up with a nice cup of hot chocolate (or your favorite Sierra Nevada beer), and digging deep in TGR's library of films from the past years. Don't worry, the mountains will still be there when this is all over. Stay healthy, stay safe, and most of all stay stoked.Full TGR Films: - Check out the full
Who cares about wave pools? Kelly Slater, stop everything and drop an E.P. already! The surfing G.O.A.T is using this time of isolation to show off his songwriting skills, and he’s not half bad. I suppose it helps when you’ve got a pal like Jack Johnson to practice with. So, if you’re feeling down with the recent world events, do yourself a favor and soak in four minutes of Slater’s melodious voice. Slater gets you.Need an extra dose of relaxation? Watch him jam with Jack