Starting in July commercial stand-up paddleboard operators will need to pay fees, follow safety regulations and show proof of insurance in order to offer lessons and tours in Laguna Beach, under rules approved this week. The law omits limiting hours of operation, as staff had pushed for, and capping the number of operators allowed, a […]
Testimony about potential hazards due to the surge of companies offering stand-up paddling lessons on local beaches prompted the City Council on Tuesday to approve developing an ordinance covering safety, insurance and liability rules related to companies providing instruction for the sport, sidestepping a call to also ban mobile operators. Complaints stemming from the impacts […]
Laguna Beach’s City Council on Tuesday will consider potential regulation of stand-up paddling instruction due to complaints stemming from the surge of companies offering lessons on public beaches. In a letter sent to council members last November, owners or managers of four local shops involved with surf and paddleboard rentals or instruction decried the plethora […]
“ABC Wide World of Sports did a five minute segment on the Aquathon in 1996 finding it one of the new “extreme sports.” Aside from this minor slip, we have been successful in keeping the event out of the press. For example, Sports Illustrated asked for rights to cover the event in 1999. Permission was […]
Two new SUP groups joined the ZeroTrash 1st Saturday community trash clean-up effort on Feb. 5. In all, 425 pounds of trash was plucked from streets and sea, including trash and milar balloons from kelp beds near Fisherman’s Cove.