Monday, November 27, 2006

Bad Pipe

Mannn, what a holiday weekend at beachbreaks up north of SB as you can see. Good. Clean. Glassy. Foggy. Lumpy. Power. Legitimate barrels. No in-n-outs by me but I tried. Holiday! Winter!

Got out this morning in the rainfall. Knew that the drainpipes would not empty into the ocean yet. As I was getting out, the runoff was about halfway across the beach, inching toward polluting our beautiful ocean. Love rainy surfs. Not much in the way of waves left but was very cleansing.

Speaking of pollution, if you surf in the South Bay, don't. For the rest of this week, the Hyperion Treatment Plant is "evaluating" and "identifying" trouble spots with their 5 mile outflow drain pipe and will be instead using the 1 mile drain pipe. Do the math. And this pipe has NEVER been inspected in the 50 years it has been active. About a million gallons of sewage only going a mile out instead of 5 miles out!?! And is 5 miles out even really that good, can't they get rid of that somewhere else? Click here to see their "progress".

Shitty.

2.6 @ 8 secs from 310
(1st out)



6 Comments:

At 1:00 PM, Blogger Paula the Surf Mom said...

ewwww. Now here we put it all in the sound, not much better I know.

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger ras said...

Did you take that photo? Looks sick.

In Halifax they don't even treat the stuff (100 million liters of raw sewage a day) ever. And no one is doing water testing! We need a Surfrider chapter. The crew up here thinks that the tides take care of the shit, or that the water is too cold for bacteria. Wonder how the lobsters feel about it.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger warm jet said...

oh my.
How was Drains during the last swell?

ifyouonlyknew@sbcglobal.net

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger Art Slob said...

Shit, I thought Rio was bad.

Time for a people's revolt.

First we get the money, then we get the power, then we fix the system.

That's my move.

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how they couldn't have done this during the shitty summer slop surf.

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger J said...

Id still rather be surfing in shit then not suring at all. You know you are lucky.

 

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