The Shutdown and Surfing – Our quaint pastime feels the effects of government stalemate

While buoy data about swell and wave size is likely considered critical to maintaining the safety of life and property and is therefore still being monitored by NOAA, experts say the skeleton crews monitoring that data are working harder and without pay during the shutdown as staffs are trimmed.

Federal beaches closed, weather research data uncollected, the shutdown ain't great for surfing, either.

Couple days ago, during a south wind-lashed swell that only works in some protected spots around these parts, the only place to surf when old man winter is thrashing, friends were slapped with $130 fines by some kind of federal police for the crime of stepping onto public beaches to surf.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

The Shutdown and Surfing   Our quaint pastime feels the effects of government stalemate surf photo  The Shutdown and Surfing   Our quaint pastime feels the effects of government stalemate surf photo  The Shutdown and Surfing   Our quaint pastime feels the effects of government stalemate surf photo

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