ventura pier

by Nate
(Ventura, CA)

I was on the Ventura Pier in the late 80's during a big swell. The next day we checked the surf and most of the pier was gone. What was the date when the storm took the pier?

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Oct 19, 2010
Ventura Pier prone to beatings by storm waves
by: Michael - Fun in Ventura


Thanks Nate. The Ventura pier has been damaged by storms several times in recent history. The most damage caused around the time you're talking about ocurred on January 23,1986. About 10 pilings were knocked loose, but the pier was still standing.

It was also damaged in January 1983 when it lost several pilings, and it just recently lost another piling on January 19, 2010.

But the worst damage was on December 13, 1995 when waves close to 20 feet ripped off over 400 feet of the pier.

Thanks again for your Ventura history question, hope this was helpful.

Aug 04, 2013
ventura pier
by: Anonymous

I was told that the house at the end of Bard Lane was owned by the person who built the 1st pier. It was moved to its current location.

Nov 23, 2013
Growing up on the beach
by: IDarryl Robinson

I can remember the winter storms and me and my brother Danny Robinson"God rest his soul" would go out to surf. While the waves were breaking higher then the pier I was paddling out and it was hell, man I came over a swell of 15 feet or more and there it was a 25 or 30 foot white wash coming right at me! I woke up spitting water on the rocks of the point ribs cracked head banged up and Danny smiling.Dan tells me to watch how he gets out there,ok I watch him head for the pier and claim over the barricade go to the end and jumped in! Crazy he was not Fearless yes. He caught a 15 footer or so all the way to shore.

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