Welcome to the Stanley's Reef Foundation web page.
The Stanley's Reef Foundation is a non-profit organization. The Foundation
was founded in Hawaii and is dedicated to replenishing lost ecological
habitats and surfing resources along our world's coastlines.
Ventura California lost such resources in 1970. State Highway Engineers
routed the new Hwy 101 Freeway extension over the ocean at a location
next to the small beach community of Sea
The site was known to customers, beach goers and surfers as Stanley's
Diner. The beach
was a fragile mix of sand
small cobblestone, fed
small streams. The beach, waves and ecosystem were destroyed by the overpass.
Boulders were dropped into the surf creating the elevated 101 freeway
ramps driven on today. Stanley's Reef Foundation wants to establish a
new ecosystem replacing the one lost over 30 years ago.
North of Stanley's Diner was a series of Oil Piers creating fun peaky
waves. This Pier system was removed in 1998 as the oil had been depleted.
The quality waves in the area and the ecosystem that did exist are gone.
Stanley's Reef Foundation proposes that this area represents
an ideal place for reef testing to begin. It is our belief that the
implementation of our reef system
would return to the area the
invaluable ecosystems and surfing areas
that were lost.
is the immediate goal of the Stanley's Reef Foundation. Imagine more surf,
more fish and marine invertebrate habitat with bountiful kelp beds offshore.
The technology exists. Stanley's Reef Foundation is dedicated to this
Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.
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Stanley's Reef Foundation is a Non Profit Organization.