Environment & Science

Surfers back in water after California beach goo cleanup

A stretch of Manhattan Beach was closed Wednesday after clumps of oil were found washed ashore. The beach was reopened Friday afternoon.
A stretch of Manhattan Beach was closed Wednesday after clumps of oil were found washed ashore. The beach was reopened Friday afternoon.
Courtesy Los Angeles County Fire Department

Surfers and swimmers are back in the water of Southern California beaches shut down for three days after oily tar balls began washing ashore.

Officials reopened the seven-mile stretch of Los Angeles County coastline form Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach Friday evening.

On Saturday, surfers and beachgoers were back enjoying the waves.

Crews collected about 40 cubic yards of the oily goo after it began washing ashore Wednesday. The source of the goo remains unclear.