Thursday, October 2, 2014

How does this save water? Won't surfers just take their showers at home?

Drought shuts down Pacifica surfer showers

The latest casualty of California’s drought is showers for surfers.

The city of Pacifica, just south of San Francisco, announced Thursday that it will seek to save water by reducing the number of shower heads at three coastal spots popular with surfers.

Under the directive, shower heads at both Linda Mar Beach and Rockaway Beach will be reduced from two to one, and from four to two at Sharp Park near the pier.

City leaders did not immediately return phone calls, but the water department’s website said the city was working to conserve water, recently declaring a “Stage 2″ water shortage and putting in place restrictions on outdoor water use.

Pacifica’s water comes from Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy, which is owned and operated by San Francisco’s water agency.


Posted by Steve Sinai


Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for those showers most of the deadbeat stoners/surfers wouldn't bathe. More smelly crusty people walking around town.

Anonymous said...

Just to correct what may sound ambiguous, they've shut off every second shower head. Considering only every 2nd or so was actually working, it's made no real difference.

Anonymous said...

Never noticed anyone showering at the beach other than to wash the sand off their feet or their board.

It's just a dog and pony show by our town leaders.

Anonymous said...

Why the hating on surfers, 5:06? Most of them probably make more than you do.

Anonymous said...

302 And they don't seem near as hateful.

Anonymous said...


Sorry in the top 1%!

Anonymous said...

1021 You're somewhat cryptic. Plenty of rich surfers. Plenty of hateful in the top 1%.