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CA - Oceano Dunes dilemma: End of off-road recreation highlights conservation versus recreation debate

Three hours north of LA is the only stretch of beach in the Golden State you can drive your car onto. But at Oceano Dunes, off-highway vehicles (OHVs) reign supreme.

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CA - Tips on how to see the elusive bioluminescent neon waves

The biggest question about the mysterious bioluminescence that makes the surf glow a neon blue is where will it show up next?

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CA - Coastal Commission decision to eliminate off-roading ends 40 years of uncertainty

For South County Chambers of Commerce President and CEO Jocelyn Brennan, the California Coastal Commission’s March 18 decision to end off-roading and most other vehicle access in the Oceano Dunes felt bittersweet.

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NZ - How New Zealand became the greatest modern America’s Cup team

With four America's Cup wins under their belts, Team New Zealand can now claim to be the most successful America's Cup team in modern history but how did they get there?

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CA - Can’t afford your own ATV? You could be shut out of Oceano Dunes off-road playground

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of editorials on major changes proposed at the Oceano Dunes, which includes the state’s most visited off-road recreation area.

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CA - Opinion: Chambers of commerce oppose Coastal Commission's plan for Ocean Dunes

The South County Chambers of Commerce on Friday wrote a letter to the California Coastal Commission asking for a new economic analysis of the Ocean Dunes impact on the local economy and regional representation on the commission. The Coastal Commission is March 18 and is expected to vote to phase out off-road vehicles on the dunes.

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World - Surf economics: what is the value of a wave?

Surfing is a free recreational outdoor activity with approximately 35 million participants worldwide.

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CA - Coastal Commission Largely Rejects New Oceano Dunes Plan, Suggests ‘Significant Shift’

The California Coastal Commission released a staff report on Wednesday that outlines its opposition to State Parks’ new plans for Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.

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CA - California Parks Plan Would Turn Refinery Land Into a Coastal off-Road Playground

California State Parks has announced plans for a massive recreational development on the Phillips 66 Santa Maria oil refinery property, even though the oil company will not cease operations at the plant near Arroyo Grande for another two years.

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Portugal - Maritime police launch 'taken by wave onto Luz beach' after trying to head-off surfers

The zeal of authorities to control all kinds of sports during this exhilarating weekend where the sun finally came out to shine on lockdown ended in dismal embarrassment in Praia da Luz, west of Lagos, yesterday afternoon.

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CA - California parks plan would turn refinery land into a coastal off-road playground

State Parks is the first to come forward with comprehensive plans to transform the coastal property into something new. Included in the agency’s roughly 900-page plan and report released at the end of December 2020 were ideas for extensive new facilities on the property.