I'm checking some cams from southern california on surfline and all the reports say "poor quality water avoid contact for 72 hours" and one even says "beach closed raw sewage discharged from tijuana river". I know it doesn't rain alot there so when it does rain all the crap goes in all at once but that sounds ridiculous! So my two questions are; how "safe" is our water after a rain? I've never heard of any warnings like that here and, Is southern california worth a surf trip? I heard there's oil rigs at huntington beach just off the beach and it's insanely crowded and topping it off with raw sewage from the tijuana river isn't encouraging me to buy a ticket anytime soon. Wondering if any fellow east coasters have been out there and how there surf compares to ours.
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