Corona del Mar State Beach


Corona del Mar State Beach
Corona del Mar State Beach
Corona del Mar State Beach Photo D Ramey Logan.jpg
Location Orange County, California
Nearest city Newport Beach
Coordinates 33°35′37.08″N 117°52′30.2″W / 33.5936333°N 117.875056°W / 33.5936333; -117.875056Coordinates: 33°35′37.08″N 117°52′30.2″W / 33.5936333°N 117.875056°W / 33.5936333; -117.875056
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Corona del Mar State Beach (Spanish for the Crown of the Sea) is a protected beach located in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, California. It is protected by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

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History

The beach had been a surfing hotspot until the late 1930s, when the Newport Harbor jetty was extended, leading the creation of The Wedge as a popular surf break, but shielding Corona from all but the most southerly swells.[1]

Surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku is credited with the first use of a surfboard for rescue purposes at Corona de Mar beach in 1925, when a charted fishing vessel capsized in heavy surf and Kahanamoku rescued people via surfboard.[2]

April, 2007 Swell

References

  1. ^ California Beach Web site
  2. ^ Malcolm Gault-Williams. "Biography: Corona Del Mar Save". Legendary Surfers. Hawaiianswimboat.com. http://www.hawaiianswimboat.com/duke6.html. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 

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