HUNTINGTON PIER: ABUSE AND RESURRECTION

Twenty-six years ago today, a ridiculously overachieving short-period swell took a flying judo kick at Huntington Beach and knocked the outermost 250′ of the pier into the drink. Happened around 8:30 PM, with rain and wind lashing down. The End Cafe was there one minute, gone the next. “There was a shuddering, then a boom, then the…