Waterfront

Overturned catamaran 10 miles off Encinitas too far for lifeguards

San Diego lifeguard report Feb. 4-10

Feb 10 10:25 Other: Call box report of person in distress not in the water, drug related. U25 and 21S respond. 21 Sam handles dispute between two beach patrons. 13:33 Medical: Person down, 32 year-old ...

One would think scheduling a fishing tournament would be easy

Open Bay Bass Tournament vs. Saltwater Bass Series

Considering our mild weather, one would think scheduling a fishing tournament would be easy to pull off. This has not been the case the last few years for the San Diego Anglers and their Open ...

Know your limits while fishing off Baja

The Pacific Queen returned with bag limits of 58 yellowtail, 260 rockfish.

Dock Totals Feb 3 – Feb 9: 383 anglers aboard 24 half day to one and a half day trips out of San Diego landings this past week caught 58 yellowtail, 58 calico bass, 473 ...

These boards lift the rider above water

One of the hottest products at Consumer Electronic Show

One of the hottest products showcased at the January Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas was the e-Foil board. These boards have electric motor powered hydrofoils underneath them, which lift the rider above water once ...

Surfing is a sport, not a lifestyle

I guess people really take it spiritually

Name: Mark Kirchner Age: 57 From: Clairemont Location: Ocean Beach Mark Kirchner and I stopped to chat near the lifeguard tower. Kirchner has been surfing San Diego for about 25 years. “I don’t know what ...

River rescue in El Cajon

Four people trapped in Box Canyon

Feb 3 12:58 Swimmer: 911 report of a dog owner and dog in the rip at Big Jetty. U12, 1S, R1, E15, and M3 respond. Lifeguards make rescue. Medics transport victim to UCSD. 16:38 Cliff: ...

Two seals, one issue

A fight for the beach since the 1990s

The seawall at Casa Beach’s Children’s pool was built in 1931. The goal was to provide a safe, surf-free area for children to play in the ocean. Eighty-eight years later, the seawall is still providing ...

Ramp re-model and weather delay bass tourney in San Diego bay

Don't let sand bass twist your line

Dock Totals Jan 27 – Feb 2: 698 anglers aboard 36 half day to three day trips out of San Diego landings this past week caught 92 yellowtail, 145 bonito, 70 calico bass, 412 sand ...

Surfing kind of saved me from being an alcoholic

If I stay up drinking, I can’t paddle out

Name: James Age: 39 From: La Mesa Location: Ocean Beach Today, Ocean Beach is particularly crowded due to a surf school. I caught up with James as he was heading to the showers after a ...

A tidal island in Mission Bay

You may be able to walk to it

Leisure Island at Mission Bay might be one of San Diego's only sandy "tidal islands,” if you can catch it on the right day. A tidal island is a body of land that is connected ...

Boogie boarders rescued near Marine Room, sea lion on La Jolla Cove boardwalk

Dead kayaker at Lake San Vicente, napper thought dead in Mission Beach

San Diego Lifeguard report Jan. 21-27 Jan 27 12:55 Medical: 911 call of sick person at the Torrey Pines Glider Port. 31S, M9, and M72 respond. Medics to handle. 16:20 Other: San Diego police department ...

Calving season of the devil fish

74 whales in Laguna Ojo de Liebre

Once known as “devil fish" for attacking skiffs used by whalers that hunted them, gray whales are now viewed as docile, sometimes attention-seeking creatures by those who have been up close during whale-watch trips to ...

Float tubes and kayaks considered boats in Mexico

Lobster hooping good during full moon, but everything else slow

Dock Totals Jan 20 – Jan 26: 827 anglers aboard 47 half day to three day trips out of San Diego landings this past week caught 190 yellowtail, 72 bonito, 90 calico bass, 356 sand ...

Surf lingo revisted: 1976 to 2019

Dude, did you see that slab?

When Jim Mullin wrote about “San Diego Surf Lingo” for the Reader in 1976, most surfers in our area were riding seven-foot single fin surfboards, smaller twin fin, Fishes, or the newly revived longboards. Progressive ...

Lost vision in the waves

A big board can knock you out

Name: Santiago Guadalupe Age: 30 From: Ocean Beach Location: Tourmaline Surf Park Santiago Guadalupe was heading to the showers, board on head, when we stopped to chat. “I just got this longboard. It’s a Murphy ...

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