Surfing In or Around World-Famous Trestles Now Illegal | Huntington Beach One of a Few Open Beaches in CA

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Closed. Credit: Mark Clavin via Surfer Facebook

Surfing in or around world-famous Trestles has been closed. Surfing there is now officially illegal. A crime.

On Tuesday, authorities blocked off pathways to surfers and other beachgoers. This follows a string of beach closures in San Diego County, Oceanside, and Los Angeles. A post by Surfer on Facebook yesterday read:

In 1971, Trestles was finally opened to the public after surfers spent decades sneaking around the U.S. Marine Corps’ strategies and tactics to keep them out. Last night, Trestles was closed by the California Department of Parks due to Covid-19.

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Trestles Beach, CA. Credit: Dave Herring | Unsplash

Trestles, nestled between Oceanside and San Clemente, CA, is one of the best surfing spots in the world, attracting people from all around the globe. It is a collection of surfing spots at San Onofre State Beach in San Diego County, CA Trestles consists of, from north to south, Upper Trestles (Uppers), Lower Trestles (Lowers), and Middle Trestles (Middles). North of Upper Trestles is the surf spot called Cottons. South of Middles is the surf spot called The Church. The area is named after Trestles Bridge, a wooden trestle bridge that surfers must walk under to reach the beach, replaced in 2012 by a concrete viaduct.

Huntington Beach, for now, remains the only place where surfers can catch waves legally in California.

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San Onofre State Beach, CA

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