Surfing Corona del Mar 1938

Before the jetties were built at the entrance to Newport Harbor, the surf in front of Corona Del Mar was pretty good. The area was known as the "Waikiki of the west coast". The Balboa side jetty was built using a railroad to bring in rocks from inland, and is under construction when this film was made. The CDM side jetty was constructed a few years later using rocks barged over from Catalina Island.