A scandal of epic proportions, surfers and beach goers are heated in an ongoing battle over public access to Martin’s Beach in Northern California, not far from the Mavericks surf spot. Billionaire venture capitalist, Vinod Khosla, considers himself the land owner, thus preventing surfers from entering “his” property to access Martin’s Beach – even resulting in unnecessary arrests when surfers are willing to trespass for waves.
Luckily, the Surfrider Foundation has stepped in, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting oceans, waves and beaches. Surfrider attorney-at-law, Mark Massara, is this week’s guest on Off the Lip Radio Show to answer any questions you may have about public beach access.
Lead attorney for Surfrider Foundation, Mark Massara, will be in studio to discuss the corporate battle of private private property rights vs public beach access at Martin’s Beach. Join us on Tuesday, July 15th from 7-8 PM PST and tune-in to Off the Lip Radio Show on KSCO 1080AM local radio, or watch live from the studio right here on TheSurfChannel.com :
Call in to ask questions from 7-8 PM PST, Tuesday nights: 1-831-479-1080
On October 24th, 2013, Superior Court Judge Gerald Buchwald ruled that a billionaire land owner can legally block the only road into the Half Moon Bay sanction of Martin’s Beach. Although the public is still allowed to use the stretch of land, they must now get there by boat. The ruling marks a huge setback for the beach access movement.
Martin’s 5: Battle For The Beach is a short film created by The Inertia to join Surfrider Foundation‘s fight for public beach access at a gem surf spot in Northern California. Check out the documentary for more information:
Imagery provided by Jim Patterson Photography.
Visit Surfrider Foundation to help join the fight for public beach access.
Off the Lip Radio Show features legendary surfers and skateboarders in their Santa Cruz, California studio. You can listen in on KSCO 1080AM radio in the Bay Area every Tuesday evening starting from 7PM PST. Now, you can watch the YouTube Live stream from inside the studio right here on TheSurfChannel.com!
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