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West Coast
Recreation

MX - Baja's San Miguel Surf Break Protected as a State Park

On September 19, Baja California Governor Jaime Bonilla signed into law the establishment of the 169-acre Arroyo San Miguel State Park, just north of Ensenada.

International
Recreation

NZ - Teetering surf tower a warning as sea eats into Waikato's west coast

Mother nature is sending a strong signal for coastal communities to rethink life by the beach before the next high tide erodes their homes, hopes and dreams.

Northeast
Recreation

NY - East Hampton Eyes Options After Losing Truck Beach Appeal

New York State’s highest court buried the Town of East Hampton’s bid to overturn a ruling that Truck Beach in Amagansett is private property, but the fight appears to be far from over.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Two California RV parks fined $750,000 for allegedly making public beaches seem off-limits

Two RV parks along the California coast have been penalized three-quarters of a million dollars after a government agency said that the public was misled to believe its adjacent beaches were private, as reported by KGTV San Diego.

Southeast
Recreation

FL - Feeding shark swims after boy in surf contest; ‘My heart stopped,’ mom says

A youth surfing contest at Satellite Beach in Florida was paused when sharks were spotted feeding on a baitball close to the competition with one shark seeming to take an interest in one of the surfers, as seen in video taken by a spectator.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

TX - THE FINAL FRONTERA

Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. Money, regulations, and public beaches are no object.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

DL - Delaware Beach Access Coalition Claims Surf Fishing Unsafe, Fishermen & Legislators Disagree

President of the Delaware Beach Access Coalition Charles Turnbaugh and his fellow residents say it's almost impossible to walk on state park beaches

Coastwide
Recreation

USA - Toxic Algal Blooms Are Growing Out of Control

If it seems like you’ve been hearing about lakes and beaches closing down more often, you’re right. Various types of toxic algae are multiplying like crazy in bodies of water across the country, and stopping them won’t be easy.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

NC - Jeep Week plans continue for Topsail Island despite restrictions and questions of access

Peter Sloan and The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce are looking forward to caravans of Jeeps cruising through Topsail Island in September and showing visitors what the area has to offer.

Northeast
Recreation

MA - 60 years of saving the sandy shore: Cape Cod National Seashore battles climate change, dynamic coast

Penelope Jencks remembers the conversations her parents and their friends had in the years leading up to the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Bodysurfers and other beach users gather at Boomer Beach to show support for preserving access

The event comes soon after the city of San Diego temporarily closes nearby Point La Jolla to keep people away from sea lions.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Beach access road in Malibu washed away as high tides batter SoCal beaches

MALIBU, Calif. (KABC) -- If you were thinking of heading to Point Dume this weekend, turn around.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

TX - RGV Reef sinks three boats for reef project, UTRGV students conducting research

Three retired boats were sunk off the coast of South Padre Island, Tuesday morning. They are the latest additions to a first-of-its-kind, artificial reef that is helping boost a major source of revenue for the island.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

VA - Opinion: Federal investment can protect Virginia’s shoreline

Some people think “Virginia is for Lovers,” but we anglers know better: Virginia is for fishing.

Southeast
Recreation

FL - The Vicious Red Tide Has Invaded Florida's Gulf Coast

Down in South Florida, there’s a bridge I cross twice a day. In the last few weeks, for the first time, I’ve seen dead fish on it. The only theory that I can come up with is that birds are picking up fish that’ve washed to shore after killed by the toxic “red tide” that’s upon us and dropping them on the bridge, perhaps after realizing that they’re not fresh.

International
Recreation

World - Sustainably Yours: Surfonomics ‒ The Value of a Wave

’I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it’s almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time,’ said Kelly Slater. For years the clothing company Billabong used the tagline, “Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling.” Few sports capture the sense of freedom, reconnect you to nature and make you feel more alive than surfing does.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

AL - Alabama adds to artificial reef program

Alabama’s coastal anglers are well aware of the amazing sprawl of artificial reefs off the state’s coast, making it an ultimate destination for anglers who love to catch (and eat) grouper, snapper, triggerfish and other bottom species. Now, the number of reefs will grow even larger with the addition of 110 square miles of Gulf of Mexico bottom permitted for more reef building by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR).

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

USA - Carissa Moore brings historic first olympic surfing gold medal home to Hawaii

There is a statue on Waikiki Beach of Hawaiian surfing pioneer Duke Kahanamoku, his outstretched arms welcoming all visitors to the world-famous beach and surfing hotspot.

Coastwide
Recreation

USA - Climate Change and Privatization Could End the Public Beach

Sea-level rise on one side and private development on the other threaten to squeeze beaches, and public access to them, out of existence.

International
Recreation

Int'l - Glimpses of bygone era in English seaside holiday village By TONY HICKSJuly 31, 2021

They are simple pleasures that hark back to analog, unplugged summer days: a book and a picnic blanket, a bucket and spade, fish and chips.