Solana Beach Travel Guide
After a fatal shark attack on Friday, about 17 miles of Southern California beaches are reopening today. Lifeguards from Torrey Pines to Carlsbad tried to keep swimmers and surfers out of the water this weekend after what officials presume to be a great white killed 66-year-old David Martin in Fletcher Cove.
Though the beach closures led to some empty strands, a few people ventured into the water anyway. One paddleboarder explained:
It's like going to see "Jaws"--getting in the water the next day, all you could think about was the music. But if you're afraid of the ocean, you shouldn't be in it.
David Martin's son, too, said the attack wouldn't keep him from surfing. And though a weekend surfing event was canceled in Encinitas, you can bet that lots more people will be itching to get back to the beach today.
· Relatives Remember Shark Attack Victim [SD Union-Tribune]
· Paddleborders Venture out after Fatal Attack [AP, via Google]
· City of Solana Beach: Beaches [Official Site]
· Google Maps/Where Is... coverage [Jaunted]