Senior Editor

The Inertia

Have you ever been to Bonny Doon Beach on California’s Central Coast? It is spectacular. To the north, people and their bare bits laze around on the sand, taking advantage of the clothing-optional section. To the south, teenagers too nervous to strip down hide boners in their belts and leering eyes behind sunglasses. All that is beside the point of the video above, though. On December 20, a man (fully-clothed), was washed from the rocks near Bonny Doon and into a surging ocean.

According to the LA Times, the 20-year-old victim was knocked into the ocean at around 4 p.m. “By the time parks personnel, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and paramedics responded,” wrote Alex Wigglesworth for the Times, “he had swum back to shore and was on the beach. They treated the man for scrapes and transported him to a hospital. His injuries are not believed to have been serious.”

Bonny Doon, in particular, is known to be a particularly dangerous stretch when larger swells batter the Santa Cruz area.


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