- 223 Santa Monica Pier*
331 Bay Street*
120 Where the Pico-Kenter storm drain meets the ocean (average)*
- 7,915 Runoff in the Pico Kenter storm drain (from the streets of LA)*
- 104 The maximum bacteria EPA allows before the water is deemed unsafe*
*enterococcus (a fecal bacteria whose presence suggests that other harmful bacteria and viruses are also present), measured by organisms permilliliter
We don't care what kind of a swell this storm brings, you should not be surfing or swimming in this water! In fact, you should stay out of the water 72 hours after it rains any time in LA, because this is when the water carries high levels of trash, cigarette butts, heavy metals, and disease-causing bacteria and viruses.