Long Beach Flood Control

Long Beach's "Flood Control" is an extinct spot that used to exist at the mouth of the Los Angeles River, before it was ruined by the construction of the Long Beach Harbor. This wave was ideal for the biggest of Summer's South swells.

Doc Ball shot some great images of Flood Control if you happen to have his book "Early California Surfriders" (please note that, to my knowledge, the Ball family is NOT receiving royalties for republication of Doc's work, which I think is not right. Please encourage the publishers to do what is right):

Ever wonder where, exactly, Flood Control was? Well, thanks to Steve de Brun's Open Surf Atlas, you can get an aerial shot of where it used to be. Go to:

Open Surf Atlas: Long Beach Flood Control


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