Three appeals court judges in San Francisco just ordered Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla to unlock the damn gate at Martins Beach. Last week, the judges ruled in favor of Surfrider Foundation’s five-year-long fight against the absurdly rich prick who wants the beach all to himself.
But just because Surfrider won the ruling doesn’t mean Khosla will let the public visit the rocky beach 7 miles south of Half Moon Bay. Khosla has demonstrated a preference for using his wealth to strain the resources of the public and let the proceedings drag on.
It seems more likely Khosla will ask the state supreme court to put the appeals court’s ruling on hold. At that point, he would probably appeal last Wednesday’s ruling to the state supreme court, and, if he’s feeling characteristically dyspeptic, he’ll waste the time of the Supreme Court of the United States and all of the surfing public.