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Capistrano Beach in Seal Beach Battered by Erosion

"The boardwalk is falling into the sea."



    Orange County Beach Struggling With Beach Erosion

    Capistrano Beach in Dana Point has been hurting due to sudden beach erosion. Gene Kang reports for NBC4 News at 9 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2018. (Published Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018)

    Beautiful Capistrano Beach has seemingly always been a tourist attraction in Orange County, but now, it's garnering attention for a different reason.

    A recent storm caused heavy beach erosion on the coastline, leaving behind a battered wooden walkway, a basketball court surrounded by caution tape, broken slabs of concrete and wilting palm trees.

    Orange County resident Cindi Aldereti took pictures of what almost looks like wreckage from a ship.

    "The boardwalk is falling into the sea," she said.

    Heavy rain and high tides punched the shore, bending the stairway and twisting light poles along Beach Road.

    "There's a storm this week, and it didn't surprise me that the surf is big; I just didn't expect it to do something like this," said Erik Bryner, a surfer at Dana Point. "Obviously mother nature is up in turmoil."