I'm not sure, mid eighties maybe because that was around when they put up those toll booths. Before the big toll plaza off of 1st jetty I think there was a single or double lane toll booth that you could trick the operators pretty easily to let you in. You just had to say "gonna check the waves" and assure them that you would come back and pay if it was good. Of course we never did, lol. That's the way it looked my whole life from the mid 70's forward until the day the hook died.