Must be a springtime event.
Signs are posted at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove after a high level of bacteria was found in samples taken on Monday. The advisory will remain posted until samples indicate that indicator bacteria are at a safe level for recreational water contact according to state guidelines.
It is recommended that you do not swim in or have contact with storm drain water. Bacteria, viruses, protozoa or chemicals may contaminate storm drain water, and contact with storm drain water may cause illness.
Contact with the ocean water might make you sick but the SCUBA divers take the chance:
And the Adventures By The Sea rents kayaks for people to explore the polluted waters.