Posts Tagged ‘san diego beaches’

Floatopia in San Diego Might Be Killed!

san diego floatopia drinking ban This agression will not stand! Hell no! I can’t believe they are possibly going to ban offshore drinking and effectively kill the wonderful gathering of drunks known as Floatopia! Well… actually I can. The city council is full of idiots.

Via Associated Press:

San Diego’s City Council may let the air out of so-called "floatopia" parties where people booze it up on inner tubes offshore.

The council meets this afternoon to consider closing a loophole in the city’s ban on the beach use of alcohol.

Officials say people have been skirting the law by gathering by the thousands to party in Mission Bay on surfboards, inner tubes and other flotation devices.

Authorities say partygoers have left trash in the water and lifeguards have had to make dozens of rescuers.

The City Council will consider banning alcohol use offshore except for people on boats.

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Floatopia 2010 in San Diego Was Awesome!

So much fun! Floatopia was so good this year. Lots of fun. Seriously. Check this out:

San Diego Floatopia 2010

Floatopia was Amazing! San Diego FTW!

Via SignOnSanDiego:

Some 6,000 revelers showed up Saturday, March 20, 2010, for a floating party — dubbed “Floatopia” — off Fanuel Street Park in Pacific Beach. Drinking offshore let participants avoid the city’s 2-year-old beach alcohol ban.

Already looking forward to next year!

End of Summer Beach Report Card

Nice and clean!

Nice and clean!

Well how about that! Our wonderful San Diego beaches are really clean! It’s true. The Heal the Bay organization just released it’s End of Summer Beach Report Card, and 78 of the 79 beaches in San Diego received an A or B grade for water quality. Hell yeah! I’ve always thought our beaches were special… now I have proof! I’ve got a friend who always rags on me for going to the “shitty San Diego beaches” all the time, but now I have something to shove right in his smug face! Ha!

Via SignOnSanDiego.Com:

All but one of San Diego County’s 79 monitored beaches had excellent water quality during the summer months, according to a report released today by the environmental group Heal the Bay.

According to Heal the Bay’s 2009 “End of Summer Beach Report Card,” 78 of the 79 beaches in San Diego County monitored between Memorial Day and Labor Day received an A or B grade for water quality.

The only dark spot this summer was Pacific Beach Point, which received an F grade, according to Heal the Bay.

Heal the Bay attributed a five-year trend of improved beach water quality to local efforts to divert storm drain runoff into sewage treatment systems during the busy summer months.

There were two known sewage spills in San Diego County that led to beach closures this summer, one at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach and the other at the Oceanside Pier, according to Heal the Bay.

Statewide, beachgoers in California experienced a third consecutive summer of excellent water quality, according to Heal the Bay.

KPBS – San Diego Beaches Get Top Marks In Beach Report Card.

Heal the Bay – 2009 End of Summer Beach Report Card

Floatopia

Holy crap… why was I not at Floatopia??? I love San Diego.

Via… Arkansas Matters? Weird.

Thousands of people managed to find a way around a San Diego ban on booze at city beaches during the holiday weekend.

The “San Diego Union-Tribune” reports an estimated 25-hundred people took floats, inner tubes and pretty much anything that would float out beyond the surf line Saturday, then tied their watercraft together.

The beer reportedly flowed freely and the instant community was christened “Floatopia.”

The law, enacted following a holiday riot involving drunken holiday revelers and police, only applies to alcoholic beverages being consumed on beaches, not on the ocean.

San Diego police did arrest several people on suspicion of public drunkenness charges after the flotilla came ashore.

A few citations were issued for littering and having open containers of booze on the beach.

San Diego is beautiful...

San Diego is beautiful...

So awesome! Why in the world would the city try and ban booze at the beaches? Is San Diego run by a bunch of old grumpy white men or what?? Damn… still mad I wasn’t there. I mean, just look at it!

Ha! Check out this comment left by cj138 at The Santa Barbara Independant’s website about their story:

Horror of Horrors! Young people having fun and enjoying themselves in a sea-side university town. Quick! Call the anti-fun police before it starts to spread.