The beaten bath
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THE BEATEN BATH: For nearly 50 years, photographer Leo Hetzel, foreground, has been escaping to ride the waves at Trestles. (Mark Boster / LAT)
AT THE BEACH: Trestles is known for its difficult access as well as its waves. Opponents of a planned toll road through San Onofre State Beach fear it will irrevocably harm the surfers’ paradise. (Mark Boster / LAT)
1967 photo of Marines from Camp Pendleton arresting two surfers at Lower Trestles. (Leo Hetzel)
LEGENDARY WAVES: Young surfers have been trying their luck at Trestles in northern San Diego County for decades. (Mark Boster / LAT)
The METROLINK train ambles southbound down the track next to Trestles. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Surfers on the south end of Trestles enjoy the waves, with the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in the background. (Mark Boster / LAT)