United States Army Corps of Engineers Gives Green Light to Long Beach Breakwater Study

Once upon a time, before the construction of the breakwater off the Long Beach coastline in the 1940s, the city was renowned for its waves, which drew surfers from across the region to a beach that had been dubbed the “Waikiki of the Southern California.”

Since then, the bay has been transformed into a waveless, swimmer-less and pollutant-filled body of water that advocates have pushed for years to have restored, partially or completely, to its former glory.