Among the indignities the Cardiff Kook has had to endure—including being dressed as a Hooters waitress and being eaten by a shark—Saturday’s spectacle was certainly one of the most memorable.
Like a scene from The Land of the Lost, the young surfer finds himself in a time when dinosaurs roamed the beach instead of lifeguards, and pteranodons were as dangerous as sharks. Indeed, a giant one seems to have him in its clutches as it prepares to swoop him away, perhaps never to be seen again.
An elaborate backdrop and props complete the scene, looking like a Hollywood production along the side of South Coast Highway 101. Another piece of outdoor public art is drawing crowds in Encinitas. How long will this one last?