In the same week, surfing was declared the official sport of California, Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu is hosting its annual surf contest at what’s considered one of the best surfing beaches in Southern California.
Seventy surfers are competing. There’s no charge for spectators.
As part of a military installation, the shoreline along the Point Mugu Navy base is inaccessible to the general public.
That’s sad news for surfers because the southern swell, a submarine canyon, and sandbars cause a distinctive wave break that’s larger than at other local beaches.
It’s why the annual contest draws international surfing champions from around the globe, as it’s the only time they can surf these waters.
Congratulations to Cate and Claire Daland who got 1st and 2nd in the women's division.