Boogie boarding group celebrates the brand new 12 months with a penguin plunge


Members of an area boogie boarding group gathered collectively at Fletcher Cove Jan. 1 to welcome the brand new 12 months with a plunge into the Pacific Ocean.

Two longtime Solana Seaside residents began a boogie boarding group years in the past that originally consisted of solely about six members. The group has since grown to greater than 100 girls who’re on an e mail listing that receives particulars every week about assembly instances.

“I do it as a result of leaping waves within the ocean is the most effective stress buster, as a result of the salty, chilly water is invigorating and since it’s so way more enjoyable with others,” mentioned Solana Seaside resident Fran Dyer, one of many group’s founders, in a latest story printed on this newspaper.

Dyer and Solana Seaside resident Christa Stahl, a co-founder of the group, had been members of the Newcomers Membership of San Dieguito once they determined to depart the Monday conferences and go boogie boarding at Fletcher Cove.

She mentioned the age vary of the ladies within the group is about 55 to 96, together with many retirees, and added that she is “shocked” it has gained so many members through the years. Some husbands have been becoming a member of too.

For extra details about the group, e mail Dyer at with the topic “BOOGIE BOARDING!”

Photographs by Jon Clark


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