The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is going to hold a “critical incident debrief” this morning down in Moss Beach – organizers of the 2010 Mavericks Surf Contest have been invited to discuss the 2009-2010 season. The public and the media are specifically not invited. Well, that doesn’t sit well with some down Coastsigh-eeeeede way. Oh well.
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Now check out the new piece from Katie Worth, and then decide if you agree with this:
“Mavericks Surf Ventures passes the buck to San Mateo County, County Counsel Michael Murphy passes the buck to Harbor District Manager Peter Grenell who passes the buck to Vandenberg Air Force Base who promptly pass the buck to Army Corps of Engineers and then the buck circles back to Mavericks Surf Ventures.”
And leave us travel back to 2006, during another Mavericks contest with crowd injuries. That was the year that Diana Rivers of Redwood City filed a lawsuit after being injured when the crowd on the bluff apparently dislodged some rocks sending them on down towards the beach. Check out this quote in a bit about the 2006 rock slide victims:
“We feel for the Rivers family and it was a terrible accident. But we’ve always regarded safety issues with the utmost importance. All managers have taken and will be taking all measures necessary to provide a safe contest for surfers and visitors.”
IMO, the post-injury palliative cliches from 2006 don’t square with the post-injury palliative cliches from 2010.
To Be Continued…