Ventura County Line Coastal Southern Boundary

by Eric Middleton
(Ventura County, CA)

One of my earliest surfing memories was of the location referred to as "county Line" which in reality is several miles north of the actual boundary between the two counties. Today there still exists a popular dining place known as Neptunes Net, but decades ago, as late as in the 1970's, there was also another small structure across the street from that location and overlooking the point. I remember it as a hamburger stand and I believe it was called "Line Shack".
In researching this location I have been unable to find any photo-documentation to verify it's existence yet in late 2015 I searched the area and discovered remains of the old building foundation. Anyone have photos or other history of the historic "Line Shack"

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Jan 22, 2018
I was there! NEW
by: JB

Your memories of the Line Shack are correct. It was called "The Reef" until late 1976 or early 1977 when it was leased by locals Clark and Ray who where members of the "Malibu Bombers" surf club. I worked at the Shack and lived at County Line from 1976 to 1979. Actually lived in the loft of the Shack for a few months. I did the surf report for radio station KMET from the Line Shack many, many times. During the filming of "Big Wednesday" the film crew attached a surf shop to the southside of the Shack. After filming they had to take it down for insurance reasons, but a bit of bribing by Clark and Ray...the crew built it again overnight. The shop was named "Pacific Vision" with its own line of boards. I worked there and surfed for Pacific Vision until I moved away. There were quite a few KMET DJ parties and crazy times at the Shack back in the day!

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