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This photo and captions should help clarify to non-surfers why I feel we don't need a the full 1.2 million cubic yards of sand the Army Corps of Engineers wants to dump on the beaches. The California Department of Fish and Game and the National Marine Fisheries Service wants half that much, a much more sensible amount.
The surf spot in front of this seawall, known commonly as North Reef, does not break good until these rocks are showing. These rocks only became visible this winter. That means North Reef has not been good for 5 years.
I realize that many people want no visible rocks on the beach but that is just silly.
Don't bury our recovering kelp beds under sand!