Sunday, January 10, 2010


Jim Moriarty the CEO of Surfrider made a cameo appearance at Swamis today.

Jim looked super stoked. The weather was perfect, the waves head high with clean lines. I was wondering if Jim was thinking, "This is why we love North County, but I sure wish there was a contest today." Surfrider folks have said some zany things over the years.

So, I did an impromptu interview with Jim. I appears that the promoters of the surf contest are leading sponsors to believe that Surfrider is on board with the contest. Jim said that Surfrider has not taken a position to back the surf contest at Swamis. That squares with Surfrider's #2 mission.

2. SURFRIDER promotes the right of low-impact, free and open access to the world's waves and beaches for all people. SURFRIDER acts to preserve this right of access.
Jim said that when the community sees the restricted access that contests require as a negative, Surfrider supports the community. I was surprised to hear this.

There are people who support "the" contest. I've not heard anyone say that, in principle, that the lack of Swamis contests is bad. They like the promoter and in the case of one council member, the promoter has been here longer than any of you, so we should give her the contest.

The City should decide if, and how many contests we should have each year, and under what conditions. Then slots for the contests should be competitively granted and the contest operators on the hook for living up their promises. Why is that a bad idea?

The contest promoter has claimed that the contest is not even the main part of the event (that's weird). We should decide how many street fairs we are going to have each year. If the contest has a big street fair, should there be another street fair several weeks later? Recall: this will be the biggest thing ever to happen to Encinitas.


  1. The Surfrider organization promotes the use of the ocean for themselves and only themselves.

    The SF has no right to endorse or not endorse any commercial enterprise.

  2. Surfrider is a joke. Look at some of the kooky positions that they have taken.

    Support for Prop C to fleece the citizens of Encinitas.

    Support for Prop A to build more homes in Encinitas that need water and generate sewage.

    They are fighting the De Sal plant that we need with the help of the uber kooky Gonzalez dude (why dont you do a piece on him and see how many comments you get).

    Surfrider started off well but has morphed into something that needs to go away. I burned my card years ago!!

  3. The De Sal Plant that we all need???
    I don't need it and I don't want it!
    Your an idiot!

  4. An idiot with a need for drinking water.... new concept.

    send your dues to Surfrider if you can go without water for a few months or move.

  5. Gonzalez sued to stop the fireworks on New Years Eve and now every fireworks display in the US will have to get a permit to discharge "pollutants" over water.
    Wonder if he will give up surfboards that release tons of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere during manufacture, or the auto that is the number one cause of air pollution, or eating red meat, or using electricity or any wearing clothes that he didn't verify were hand woven and stitched.
    I didn't think so.
    Just another low life attorney.

  6. marco is out at s.r.

  7. Not per his website at Coast Law Group. He is still having fun screwing with us in terms of water and fireworks. Apple pie is next!

  8. The scene is a dark jungle in Africa. Two tigers are stalking through the brush when the one to the rear reaches out with his tongue and licks the ass of the tiger in front. The startled tiger turns around and says, "Hey! Cut it out, already." The rear tiger says, "Sorry," and they continue.

    After about another 5 minutes, the rear tiger again reaches out with his tongue and licks the ass of the tiger in front. The front tiger turns around and cuffs the rear tiger and says, "I said stop it!" The rear tiger says, "Sorry," and they continue.

    After about another 5 minutes, the rear tiger once more licks the ass of the tiger in front. The front tiger turns around and asks the rear tiger, "What is it with you, anyway?"

    The rear tiger replies, "Well, I just ate an attorney and I'm trying to get the taste out of my mouth!"

  9. Surfrider IS a joke! Its a group of talentless, longboarding, weekend- warrior, poser, barneys, who pay money to put a sticker and license plate frame on their car, pretend they surf, and talk bs story in the parking lot all day on weekends even when the surf is good. Only people who need to be making decisions regarding coastal land are the property owners an environmentalist, not the city or coastal commission.

  10. that joke was pretty stupid, kinda alot of effort to type all that or did you cut and paste that and for what reason?


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