A Central Coast beach community is reeling after a second shark attack in Lompoc in as many years on Tuesday. Francisco Javier Solorio, Jr., 39, was killed Tuesday morning by what was believed to be a great white shark while surfing at Surf Beach in Lompoc around 11 a.m. The [...]
The humpbacks just keep on coming.
Despite hordes of kayakers, boaters and paddleboarders, pods of humpback whales continue to feed on baitfish about Port San Luis.
The humpback whales drew thousands of tourists and local onlookers to Port San Luis on Wednesday, despite much of the county having gone back to school this week.
SLO News Day first wrote about the humpback whales feeding in Port San Luis between the piers in Avila Beach this past weekend, and while the local media has pretty much ignored the story (what, you expect your local media outlets to work weekends?), the national media picked up on it in a hurry … well, first thing Monday morning (sorry, they don’t work weekends either).
If you’re into traveling along the coast this time of year, be sure to keep an eye out for whales. A number of humpback whales have been spotted along the Avila Beach, Shell Beach and Pismo Beach coasts over the past couple weeks. August is a popular time of year [...]
Dave Van Mouwerik has conquered another body of water. The 54-year-old open water and marathon swimmer from San Luis Obispo crossed the Catalina Channel on Monday, swimming from Catalina Island to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Van Mouwerik hit the water at midnight and reached the mainland just after noon on [...]