The City of Long Beach has released its official Surf Schedule for summer 2012. "We are pleased to announce a schedule that keeps a reasonable balance for swimmers and surfers alike,” states City Council President Fran Adelson. “The City has taken last year’s successful pilot program and expanded it to include additional rotating surfing beaches.”
"The LBSA is very happy with the relationship that has developed with the city and the summer surf plan that we worked together to create,” says Long Beach Surfing Association President Billy Kupferman. “The interests of surfers and non-surfers alike were taken into account, and the result is a fair and efficient use of space. Surfing is a tremendous asset for Long Beach and it's great to see how the City has embraced it."
“The City took a measured response to the surfing community's request for permanent beaches, weighed against the concerns of Long Beach residents, and formulated a plan that works for surfers and beachgoers without compromising the safety of all,” says Jamie Lynch, a Long Beach resident who had voiced his concerns on behalf of the swimmers. “The pilot program initiated in the West End last year worked well by allowing surfers and beach goers an equitable use of the beach. I believe this will work well in the central beach area and that ultimately, surf conditions should be left under auspices of Chief Gillespie.”
“We are happy to hear that the City Manager, Chief of lifeguards, LBSA, and the community have all come together to open more surfing space,” comments Long Beach resident and surfing instructor Cliff Skudin. “To all the families, participants, non profit organizations, and the Long Beach Special Ed Department, we are looking forward to a great summer with you.”
Please note that the surfing schedule is subject to change without notice due to weather and/or water conditions. All surfers must pay admission to the Beach Park and are subject to all Beach Park and Beach Patrol rules and regulations.
To view the schedule, click the link below, or use the link in the right hand navigation under "Useful Links".