Monday, November 12, 2012

San Onofre Annual Pass

Fred got a new Murphy 8' mini long board that he was dying to try out so we loaded the boards into (not on top of but into) the civic and headed to the beach.  Since we decided to go to San Onofre (we almost never have the day off together so there was plenty of time) we hit up Pedro's Tacos first.  Pedro's is a pricey, small taco stand in San Clemente that is worth every penny.

There is something about San Onofre that is magical. 

It is a bit surreal to surf right next to a large nuclear power plant, a strange combination of the power of nature and the power of man. 

By the end of the day it was decided that we would plunk down the 195$ for the annual pass.   It really doesn't get better than San O.  There is plenty of parking and waves, showers, bathrooms and surf racks.  It is a surfer's paradise. 

We had such a fantastic time surfing (Fred loves his new board) that as we were leaving I made a u-turn to Fred's surprise and asked the ranger if we could use our 15$ entry fee towards a year pass.  He said if it was from today we could so that is that.  We are more than happy about the purchase and look forward to this being our new surf spot. 

1 comment:

  1. What a groovy day you had and you got a good deal. Your burrito made me hungry. What a great spot to have an annual pass.

    In the early 1920’s, motorists began noticing a few cars driving up and down the old Coast Highway with surfboards tied on top or sticking out the rear window. Also, along about this time, Dutch Miller, the life-long Chief of Lifeguards in Long Beach observed Ted Sizemore making a “paddleboard” on the beach over on the west side. Since the advent of waterproof glue in the manufacture of plywood, anyone could now make his own board.

    By the late 1920’s there were probably as many as 50 to 75 regular surfers in Southern California. These hearty nomads would explore every inlet, cove and point in search of new and better places to ride waves. One of the spots they discovered was an obscure and unknown beach about 60 miles south of Los Angeles near a railroad siding identified as “San Onofre”.

    There is so much history to be learned about this place you will be at all summer. What a blast you are going to have!

    Cowabunga Brady!


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