Words & Photos: Mike Selsky
Nichols Canyon County Beach Park: there isn’t really much to say about this beach, known to the dangerous locals simply as Zeros. It is one of the most lackluster stretches of sand flea-infested silt on the Malibu coastline. Nature and fortune haven’t favored this place. It has the largest Great White shark breeding grounds on the West Coast, and the first readings of unsafe Fukushima radiation levels were discovered in the kelp beds.
Unruly beach pirates frequent the area, adding to Malibu’s already high crime rate. Sightings of rabid coyote/terrier hybrids are becoming all too common. State amenities such as public restrooms and picnic areas were all destroyed by Hurricane Zuma, leaving unsightly relics of a park long forgotten. Despite word to the contrary – rumors fed by misleading editing in the documentary film Point Break – Zeros has never had rideable waves. Frankly I would suggest staying away. The whole area should be avoided altogether.