Cardiff Kook Gets Carried Away

This time, the surfer with the pretty pose takes a trip back in time.

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?  

Deanne Goodman August 14, 2011 at 06:17 PM
That is a really impressive sight. Great job to whoever put up the display and great photos Oren.
Judy August 14, 2011 at 10:22 PM
Wait wait I won't be home til Thursday. Please leave it! Thanks Judy
Eric Simpson August 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM
Being an admitted geek, I should point out that this was not a pterodactyl, but rather a pteranodon. Pterodactyls were small, maxing out at a wingspan of about 5 feet, while some Pteranodon species had wingspans of up to 20 feet or so.
Marlena Medford August 16, 2011 at 04:40 AM
Thanks for pointing that out Eric! I've updated the story accordingly.


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