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perhaps these restaurants should be investing in aquarium grade plexiglass for their surf-side windows?

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I was surprised they were so flimsy, particularly since this part of the coast is prone to big wave damage during winter storms...

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Thank God no one was seriously hurt.  That could easily have killed someone.

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Thank God no one was seriously hurt.  That could easily have killed someone.

Yep.......... I'm surprised the pier was still open. 

This is a SoCal pier during the big storms the winter of 1983 -

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This isn't all that unusual in SoCal in the winter...

Malibu area and up the coast toward Santa Barbara are actually more protected than further south, but once in a while they get slammed bigtime....

Here's a good synopsis of prior storms in the area.......

http://www.malibucomplete.com/mc_hazards_floods.php


http://articles.latimes.com/1988-01-21/news/we-37636_1_malibu-residents

But 1983 was a bad year in the SW..... between winter storms flooding the coastal areas and an active hurricane season that summer in the Pacific it flooded California up and down the coast and all the way out to Four Corners and into Colorado - causing so much flooding it almost took out the entire dam system on the Colorado River.

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-01-21/news/we-37636_1_malibu-residents


             

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Waitress, where is my damn water?
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Waitress, where is my damn water?

:bigsilly:

careful what you ask for, right?

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Waitress, where is my damn water?
Waiter, is this fish fresh?

Direct from the ocean, sir.

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Map of Stearns Wharf. Moby Dick Restaurant is #15, well out onto the pier.

http://www.stearnswharf.org/docs/WharfDirectoryMap.pdf
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I was surprised they were so flimsy, particularly since this part of the coast is prone to big wave damage during winter storms...

Also, it sounded like real glass instead of safety glass, but that may have been dishes breaking.
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Also, it sounded like real glass instead of safety glass, but that may have been dishes breaking.

Possibly both.  The way the Wharf is shaped the waves should break (as a rule) away from the restaurant.   

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Hope nobody got hurt is the most important thing.
 
Notice how calm the waitress was? She was actually giggling.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.


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