Surfing ban at Higgins beach Maine!!!
$100-$500 fine if you surf there between 11am and 5pm. Good luck with parking. There Isn’t much. Three or four families call the cops for the slightest infractions.
Cops will stand on the beach and wait for you to get out. Sometimes they follow people to where they are staying to give them tickets. One surf shop owner told me he was meeting a surf lesson customer at the beach but beach maintenance crews were parked in the beach unloading area so he parked between the unused handicapped spots and a kid cop (volunteer-kid cop) told him to move. He explained he was meeting a client and the beach guys were occupying the unloading area spots. Kid Cop rested his hand on his holstered gun, raised his voice, told him to move or else,
Surf shop politely said he would only be a minute to unload then he would pay the $10 at the tiny community parking lot three blocks away which angered the kid cop who said NO. He then told the cop to tell the beach maintenance guys to move so he could park in the unloading area and unload. Kid cop said he wasn’t going to, that’s where they park when they do beach maintenance, and that he had to leave immediately.
Whats wrong with this picture? I searched and searched and searched, and as far as I can see, Higgins beach Maine has the only surfing ban in America!
If I’m wrong, please tell me and I will correct this statement.
HMMMMM, I just found this article from a LONG time ago. Looks like Miami (30,000 times bigger than Higgins beach) came to an intelligent conclusion six years ago, but only through the civic activism of those affected by a surf ban that originates from stupidity and careless thought processes of those in power at any given time.
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David Benjamin and I started swimming in Chappaqua, NY., swam for Badger swim team, Mercersburg Academy, NC State University, then Westport YMCA masters. I got bored of the ol' back and forth of competitive swimming and the high cost of skiing. Surfing took over and I never looked back.