Doing this will now get you fined $1,000 in Los Angeles County. Seriously.
The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County.Source: CBS Los Angeles
In passing the 37-page ordinance on Tuesday, officials sought to outline responsibilities for law enforcement and other public agencies while also providing clarification on beach-goer activities that could potentially disrupt or even injure the public.
The updated rules now prohibit “any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll” any object other than a beach ball or volleyball “upon or over any beach” between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Exceptions allow for ball-throwing in predesignated areas, when a person obtains a permit, or playing water polo “in or over the Pacific Ocean”.
However, during the winter off-season, the new rules will be relaxed.
Officials warned that any activities that could potentially harm “any person or property on or near the beach” should not be allowed during the peak summer season.
I actually lived in a LA County beach town, Manhattan Beach (it's amazing there by the way), for five years as a kid. My parents currently live in another California beach town, Carlsbad (it's also amazing there), located just north of San Diego. So I've spent much time at the beach. And let me say that this $1,000 fine business for throwing a football or frisbee around is one of the most horseshit things I've ever heard of. Just utterly ridiculous.
If you're going to go to the beach, you need to realize these things are going to be happening around you: football, frisbee, volleyball, soccer, baseball throwing, etc, etc. That's just how it is. If you can't handle it, then stay the hell off the beach.
But instead a bunch of ignorant assholes complained about these usually harmless activities, the LA Board of Supervisors got sick of hearing the complaints, and then decided to implement this $1,000 fine nonsense.
You can't have fun anymore, kids.