Surfer's Point Project Serves as Model for Threatened Coastal Sites


State officials identified the Surfer’s Point project as the first of its kind and a model for managing threatened California coast sites. ESA PWA provided coastal engineering and design to restore degraded shoreline and help manage shoreline retreat along this popular Southern California recreational site, located along Seaside Park in the City of San Buenaventura. The team’s design focused on a more natural restoration of the shoreline using native materials and moving facilities back inland, balancing recreational needs with natural conditions and processes. Construction crews are now removing the crumbling bike path, ripping out a 120-space parking lot and laying down sand and cobblestones.

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