Brazil may fall.
The Orange County Register is reporting that San Clemente is seriously considering adding lights to its pier in order to facilitate night surfing. According to Councilman Chris, “The idea aligns with the town wanting to be widely known for being the home of USA Surfing and it sounds like a ‘really cool’ idea.
Having access to night surfing would likely kick San Clemente’s current crop of talented locals, including Kolohe Andino and Griffin Colapinto, to the next level giving them a further 12 hours to train.
Could mighty Brazil fall?
Strike rate on air reverses through the roof?
Possibly, though the plan is not without its detractors.
The city commissioned a report which, in part, read:
“Marine life is typically attracted to light at the water’s surface. Recent research has demonstrated that light from coastal cities has affected habitats on the seafloor by disrupting the natural biological cycles of marine life, effectively reducing the regulatory cycles that trigger sleep, food, and protection from predators. Large marine predators, like sharks, tend to hunt at night.”
Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at Long Beach State added, “I’m sure it will attract a lot of bait, which then may in turn attract sharks. Light pollution is already a problem for some marine life. I would imagine that really bright lights to support night surfing will disturb a number of marine species that are sensitive to light particularly at night.”
Shark disturbances, attacks, a small price to pay for added spins.
For the fall of Brazil.