The resurrecting of a Long Beach waveThe image to the left is of Long Beach, California in the 1930s.
Yes, there was surf in Long Beach.
As many people know these waves were lost in in the late 30s and early 40s when a massive rock jetty was built. It was a war-related effort (some say to block waves for the Navy and others say to block submarines and torpedoes for the Navy).
Here are a plethora of facts about the jetty/breakwater.
But the real reason I'm writing this post is to point to the excellent work being done by Sean Collins at Surfline on this project.
Get yourself a cup of coffee and then click on here for the larger story.
It's very cool to think of the huge jetty being taken out and people going down to the beach in Long Beach to... surf.