Recreation

West Coast
Recreation

CA - LA County Beaches, Bike Paths, Promenades and Piers Closed

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – Los Angeles may be famous for its beautiful beaches, but Los Angeles County is restricting access to all beaches, bike paths, promenades and piers in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - TWO MORE SURFERS OF “EXTRAORDINARY SELF-CONFIDENCE” RUN GAUNTLET AT J-BAY; CAPTURED, THREATENED WITH SIX MONTHS JAIL

“ROUND THEM UP AND BRING THEM TO THE LOCALS. LOTS OF SPARE ENERGY TO SORT THEM OUT!” Locals red with indignation etc.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - California State Beaches Close Due to Coronavirus

Closures issued at major surf spots to curb COVID-19 – from San Diego to Central California

Coastwide
Recreation

How are the Boardmakers Coping?

They’re Small Businesses, and They’re as Grass-Roots as It Gets “Things WERE going amazing.”

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Pro Surfer Tia Blanco Is Staying Busy At Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Tia Blanco isn’t used to being out of the ocean. The 22-year-old professional surfer can only recall one time she hasn’t surfed this long since she was 10—she was in New York City for a week for her sister’s graduation from New York University in 2016.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

NJ - Gov. Murphy Gives Towns OK to Limit Access to Beaches, Boardwalks

Gov. Phil Murphy clarified in a new administrative order that shore towns may impose additional restrictions on beach and boardwalk access in order to ensure social distancing in response to the coronavirus.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

TX - Galveston considers telling vacation home renters to leave

The city of Galveston is considering telling vacation rental guests to leave the island in an effort to encourage tourists to stay home from the normally popular island destination as officials work to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Pacific Northwest
Recreation

OR - Oregon State Parks, Beaches Close

Even the woods are not safe from the coronavirus. Closures going into effect today include some of Oregon’s favorite wilderness spots.

International
Recreation

Japan - Surf's up in Fukushima 9 years after nuclear accident

Every morning, come rain or shine, 64-year-old Koji Suzuki grabs his board and checks out the surf crashing onto the Fukushima coastline, some of the best rollers in Japan.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

LA - Partial to Home: Beauty and sadness as Louisiana dissolves into the sea

Ben Depp is a New Orleans-based freelance photographer with a fixation on Louisiana's disappearing wetlands.

International
Recreation

New Zealand - Surfer Escapes Great White Shark Attack By Punching It In The Eye

A surfer has recalled the moment he punched a great white shark in the eye after it attacked him and clamped its jaws onto his surfboard.

Southeast
Recreation

FL - 22 Spanish silver coins from 1715 shipwreck unearthed on Florida beach

“Not everyone knows why it’s called the Treasure Coast,′ said Jonah Martinez, a treasure hunter from Port St. Lucie. ‘This is why’

West Coast
Recreation

CA - In Bay Area park, sea and sky are antidote to winter blues

I savor every second I’m home in the Bay Area. I disconnect from my hectic life in Washington and trade it for uninterrupted time with family and friends, enormous $1 avocados at the farmers market, and as many hikes and beach trips as possible. I was due for a visit to Lands End, the rugged oceanside park within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the 82,027-acre expanse that includes many of the Bay Area’s most jaw-dropping landmarks and vistas. Exercise, trees and ocean views sounded like the perfect antidote to the East Coast winter. I was in dire need of some “vitamin sea.”

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

SC - WWII submarine to go on ‘eternal patrol’ off SC coast as part of artificial reef

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has succeeded in its efforts to find a new resting place for the USS Clamagore.