No Frisbees on the beach! Fine raised to $1,000 in LA County

Goodness grief. If you plan to head to LA County beaches in the summer, you best leave the football, Frisbee™, and other dangerous objects at home. The Southern California Save Volleyball Alliance (lobby) was able to get volleyballs exempted from the mandate.

From CBS Los Angeles.

The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County.

In passing the 37-page ordinance on Tuesday, officials sought to outline responsibilities for law enforcement and other public agencies while also providing clarification on beach-goer activities that could potentially disrupt or even injure the public.

Maybe they should ban swimming. You know … jelly fish, tar-balls, drownings…

This is actually not a new regulation. The fines have been jacked up from $500 to $1,000, but the ball playing restrictions were in place before. Previous restrictions noted inflatable rubber balls not less than 10 inches in diameter were OK, but now they are OK with “a beach ball or beach volleyball.”

Have you ever been hit in the head with a volleyball?

Water polo fanatics can still partake in their ball-throwing activities as long as they are “in or over the Pacific Ocean.”

Nanny state…

A link to a scanned copy of the regulations can be found in the CBS Los Angeles story.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Dimsdale on February 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

    How long before Big Brother is monitoring how much suntan lotion we put on, what its SPF is, and the frequency of application?? Maybe a return to full length Victorian bathing suits?? A prohibition against walking without shoes to prevent stubbed toes?
    Nanny state, or straitjacket state?? Coming to a beach near you.

  2. Plainvillian on February 9, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Only 37 pages to raise the fine on an existing ordinance?? Don’t we need more lawyers?

    • johnboy111 on February 9, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      how many trees were killed to print up this crap??

  3. Marilyn on February 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I say no people on the beach.? They leave footprints in the sand.? How much would the State save on lifeguards.?

  4. RoBrDona on February 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Let’s use flying disks to cull the piping plover population. They are excellent broiled with a light orange sauce.? Seriously, do you know that we still spend many millions a year making sure a species that has already been saved has more beach space (at nesting time I grant you) than our own species??

  5. Murphy on February 10, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Of course they must control flying discs. Do you know how many medicinal bongs have been knocked over by them! Thus restricting Californians access to medicinal marijuana!

    • Dimsdale on February 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Maybe it is the dopers trying to throw the frisbees!

    • Murphy on February 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      That goes without saying. It is southern California?? 😎

  6. Lynn on February 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    As always, these regs provide a revenue stream to the dried up coffers of CA.? Thank goodness you can still fly frisbees and throw footballs in Key West and other East Coast beaches. I hope tourists switch coasts when they vacation.


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