Demolished, scraped- dust. Odd when such a big... thing... just suddenly vanishes. It's the absence that gets you. A guy wondered, "Will it affect the surf now that it's gone?". Which I thought was pretty funny at first. How could a building on land affect a wave out front? Dumb.
But then I thought about it. Maybe it did affect the surf when it was here- could it's absence change things? If it's blowing offshore, and the hotel is gone, maybe the hotel-sheltered section will stand up longer, change the bottom, put a corner out there. Maybe the building disturbed the wind patterns, put odd little swirling eddies out there that broke up the straight west swells and gave us some thing to ride. Who knows? Only time will tell.
Photo: Like big insects chomping away these big demo-dozers tore into that old flea bag and took it down. How's that little left breaking in the spot we used to call the "Slot" (the lineup off the north edge of the hotel).
Clip: Action! I'd pay ten bucks a beer if they had an oceanfront pool/bar that you could post up at after surfing, order a hamburger and drink a freshy in the sun... it's that easy- let's see if they get it right.