A 1957 and a 1955 (red) Chevy in Imperial Beach San Diego with swimsuit model Tashia
A Day in Imperial Beach with Tashia and a 1957 and 1955 Chevy
Imperial Beach is San Diego's best kept secrets when it comes to a great beach community that normally provides easy parking, great views and a great beach to walk or build sand castles on!
Imperial Beach sits just below Coronado and The Siver Strand and when walking on the pier you can see some great views of downtown San Diego. It is well known for holding the largest sandcastle competition every July on it's sandy beaches.
Come with us as we spend an afternoon with swimsuit Model and "Mission Beach Girl" Tashia and a 1955 Chevy and 1957 Chevy.
1957 Chevy provided by owner Ken Willers 1955 Chevy (red) provided by owner Randy Gates
1st assistant - Joe Zbacnik 2nd assistant - Bill Zbacnik photos by sean callahan for SoCal Beaches Magazine www.socalbeachmag.net - all right reserved
Known as a biker town for its rough atmosphere and seedy beachfront area throughout the 70s, Imperial Beach has undergone a significant makeover in the last ten years and the city has done much to become more visitor-friendly, commercially viable and overall more aesthetically pleasing. However, the city is still a low-key beach community. For years the city was controlled by pro-growth elected officials, but over the years environmentalists and other activists helped elect a group of smart-growth and no-growth elected officials. The City of Imperial Beach is now implementing an ambitious community redevelopment plan to improve the badly developed commercial corridor along Palm Avenue and Seacoast Drive.
Imperial Beach was the location of fierce environmental battles in the 1970s and 1980s over plans to develop the Tijuana Estuary and build a breakwater to control beach erosion. Former Mayor Brian Bilbray, who later became a U.S. Congressman, lost both battles and the Tijuana Estuary is now a National Estuarine Research Reserve and State Park. The cessation of plans to build the breakwater was officially the first major victory of the then fledgling Surfrider Foundation, now an international organization with 45,000-members. While the International Boundary and Water Commission wastewater plant completed in 1999 has greatly improved water quality during dry weather, the biggest obstacle to the renewal of Imperial Beach is the continued pollution of the Tijuana River and beach closures just south of the city during wet weather.
Surfing is popular in Imperial Beach with activities concentrated north and south of the Imperial Beach Pier and in front of the Tijuana Estuary at the famed Boca Rio beachbreak. The Tijuana Sloughs, a fabled big-wave surf spot is now almost unrideable due to raw toxic sewage that flows into the break from the Tijuana River. WiLDCOAST, a coastal conservation organization based in Imperial Beach, launched a grassroots "Clean Water Now" campaign to support a comprehensive plan to clean up the Tijuana River and reduce beach closures along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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