Encinitas Installs Rules For Surf Camps

As reported on www.signonsandiego.com

Encinitas: Responding to complaints about crowded beaches, the Encinitas City Council voted unanimously last night on the details of new regulations for surf camps.

The rules will be incorporated into city law, and will take effect for next summer.

On Aug. 20, the council voted to support a broad proposal to regulate surf camps and other businesses that use city beaches and parks.

Last night’s meeting focused on the details of regulating surf camps. The council has not yet discussed how to regulate the other businesses that make use of city facilities, such as yoga classes, field trips, personal trainers and fitness classes.

Under the new rules, surf camps will have to compete to use a limited number of areas at the following beaches: Swami’s, D Street, Moonlight, Beacons, Grandview and Ponto South. Those selected by the city will pay a fee per student up to a weekly maximum.

Like there aren’t enough people surfing Swamis already…

The money will be used to support beach lifeguard services, maintenance and improvements.