I'm a bit biased, being on the Surfrider Board myself, but I am awed by the hard work done by both Monty and Jen in their roles in the surf scene.
Also wanted to add to the Jetty Shower defense: when the pulp mill lawsuit was settled in the early 1990s, the shower was erected to literally clean off the surfers from the dangerous chemicals that were running out of the mill into the ocean and causing rashes and other ailments in the surfers. Getting the Jetty Shower running again recently was a symbolic gesture to a huge moment in Surfrider history, and was paid for by our National organization (which banked off the lawsuit).
The showers are a safety measure more than a luxury (no solar panels for hot water yet!). And during those times when there is bacteria in the ocean up by Moonstone, I think people will be happy to know they can wash off their boards, kids, pets, and feet in the shower with clean water.
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In Print This Week:
Oct 20, 2016
vol XXVII issue 42
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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