Noble platform Gary but I doubt it will fly in most beach towns. the business owners (except for shops) would never support expanded surf beaches. the key (IMHO) is dramatically scaling back the power of the guarding regime. Lets face it, we would have so much more flexibility in the summer if one person (the guard supervisor) didn't have so much power over allowing surfing. How many times have we all been out on a crappy rainy day, with no-one on the beach only to be called out at 10:00 simply because the guard supervisor was being a d*ck. I would love to see this power taken out of one persons hands and put into a group where surfers (and probably fishermen) are represented and have a vote. Same goes for closing beaches for tropical swells.