Surfing

A 'fort' built by accused Lunada Bay surf bullies has been demolished — will it end their localism?

A 'fort' built by accused Lunada Bay surf bullies has been demolished — will it end their localism?

At least some spectators gazing from the bluffs of Palos Verdes Estates hoped the metallic rap of jackhammers rising from Lunada Bay this week sounded the end of an era. 

For decades, outsiders have complained that they were harassed and their vehicles vandalized by a crew of surfers determined to keep the bay’s well-shaped waves to themselves.

On Thursday, after months of pressure on the city by the California Coastal Commission, a wrecking crew finished dismantling the stone “fort” the surfers, dubbed by some as the Bay Boys, had built without permits on the rocky shore. 

“This is great,” said a...

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