Patrick O’Donnell does not like the breakwater, and for “Breakwater Awareness Month” the 4th District councilmember is holding a series of events to help rally support for reconfiguring Long Beach’s surf-killer. “[C]ome and show your support as we make this important cause known throughout the community,” his office says in a press release.

This first event, “Paddle Out,” takes this Saturday at 11 a.m. on the beach at Granada Ave. and Ocean Blvd., and it’s just like it sounds: the main activity will be paddling out to the breakwater. Local vendors are slated to be on hand.

On Wednesday, June 20, O’Donnell is hosting a “Big Mixer” at Fish Tale (5506 E. Britton Drive) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then on Thursday, June 28, the councilmember is hosting “A Breakwater Study” community meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ecco’s Pizza (2123 N. Bellflower Blvd). All events are free.

During the month of June, we spread awareness and discuss the importance the effects of our breakwater with our community,” says a series press release. For more information, contact O’Donnell’s office at (562) 570-6918 or [email protected].