The future of the increasingly worn section of coast known as Surfer's Beach will be the subject of a public meeting Monday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with San Mateo County Harbor District, will present baseline conditions as part of a larger effort to combat erosion at the El Granada beach.
"(In) understanding how the waves and tides and currents interact with each other, we'll have a better understanding of the site, and we'll better know how to reduce the erosion rates," said the Army Corps Coastal Engineer Lisa Andes. "It's really important to understand the site, before we start talking about solutions. The first step is defining the problem. And to do that we look at the tides and the waves and the current."