“It’s more slippery than I thought it would be,” said 44-year-old San Pedro resident Will Funk, who brought his children to the opening of the Wibit after hearing about it on social media. “It’s going to be a fun thing for the summer. I’m sure we’ll be out there more.”
Just three of Long Beach’s beaches got top grades in both wet and dry weather: Alamitos Bay at 56th Place, the Granada Avenue beach (Rosie’s dog beach) and Bay Shore Avenue at Second Street, a popular swimming spot.
Thunder could be heard across the city this morning, and more was expected throughout the day.
After its grand opening Saturday, the new structure will be manned by a rotating staff of eight lifeguards.
An official said the spill, estimated to at 8.5 million gallons, is the largest since the agency began tracking such incidents in 1981.
While 13 out of 15 beaches received A or B grades from April through October, all received grades of F or D during wet winter months, which is not uncommon for enclosed beaches.
Green fences will be blocking the ocean view along a stretch of Bluff Park through May of next year as the second phase of a bluff stabilization project gets underway.
Beach waters in Long Beach were healthier than ever this summer, according to Heal the Bay’s most recent End of Summer Beach Report Card.
After assessing 95 communities across California, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) unveiled a report indicating Long Beach is third in the state (behind San Diego and Los Angeles) in money spent per year preventing trash from hitting the beach.
The latest report card issued to Long Beach from Heal the Bay gave our beaches an overwhelming positive amount of grades, with 10 of 13 beaches receiving A or B grades when in dry weather.