The Spirit of Imperial Beach surfer sculpture.

Bronze surfer holds surfboard in Imperial Beach.
Bronze surfer holds surfboard in Imperial Beach.

A short walk north of the Imperial Beach pier takes you to this delightful sculpture. The Spirit of Imperial Beach is 18 feet high and incorporates many fun elements. The sandcastle at its base and the child with a pail recall the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition, which used to be held yearly in Imperial Beach. (Several years ago the competition was replaced by the Sun and Sea Festival.)

Child rides a fish near the beach.
Child rides a fish near the beach.
Spirit of Imperial Beach by James A. Wasil.
Spirit of Imperial Beach by James A. Wasil.
Crabs, shells, fish, sandcastle and girl with a pail.
Crabs, shells, fish, sandcastle and girl with a pail.
Closer look at amazing detail.
Closer look at amazing detail.
Spirit of Imperial Beach sculpture is north of the pier.
Spirit of Imperial Beach sculpture is just north of the pier.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

4 thoughts on “The Spirit of Imperial Beach surfer sculpture.”

  1. How can we make Imoerial Beach surfable again? I just moved here from N. County (Oceanside) and Zim terrified to go in the water because everyone says it’s poluted! I don’t have much to offer but I have been told I have a really big mouth. What can I do to help this endeavir getting going? Please advise. The beach is so absolutely gorgeous but it’s nothing if I can’t go in the water!

    Thanks

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    1. I suppose the best one can do is get involved with others in the community who have the same concerns and add your voice. Perhaps write an email to IB mayor Serge Dedina and ask what you can do.

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