Surfers, environmental activists and community members are joining hands with the Surfrider Foundation on June 19th in San Diego, California to support the #SaveTrestles campaign. Surfrider Foundation reported that the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) has plans to slowly build the State Route 241 Tesoro Extension, a 16-mile toll road that would go over a huge portion of the San Onofre State Beach and connect with the I-5 near Trestles. This is the same road that was rejected by the California Coastal Commission and the Bush Administration in 2008 because of its devastating impacts to the environment, San Onofre State Beach and cultural resources.
Watch this original Surf Channel video to find out more about the current situation at Trestles:
Trestles and San Onofre need at least one hour of your time on June 19th, 2013 to help persuade the Regional Water Quality Control Board to deny the TCA’s permit to build the first “segment” of their toll road.
WHAT: Water Quality Control Board Meeting regarding TCA’s permit for first 5 miles of road.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2013. 1:00pm
WHERE: Water Quality Control Board Meeting Room: 9174 Sky Park Court San Diego, CA 92123
WHY: To stop the TCA from building the road in segments down to San Onofre/Trestles. Bring your old “Save Trestles” shirts and signs. Surfrider will also provide t-shirts and signs for you!
Losing Trestles would mean destruction of one of the most rippable waves in the world. Photo: Surf Channel/ Emily Goodman
When it comes to one of the best breaks on the planet, it’s no wonder why some of the best athletes in the world are asking fellow surfers to support the #SaveTrestles campaign. The Surf Channel talked to 11x ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater, while he was competing in Rio de Janeiro to find out how special Trestles is to him, and why the iconic break should be saved.
“Well, we’ve been through this already with Trestles and it’s pretty frustrating,” Slater told The Surf Channel Editor, Shannon Quirk, in an exclusive interview. “A lot of people spent a lot of time and money to stop any kind of change at Trestles. It’s like an appeal on a court case or something… People are going to keep pushing until they get this thing done.”
Share this graphic to spread the word, hashtagging #SaveTrestles @Surfrider @TheSurfChannel: