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Court documents reveal foiled sting operation on Lunada Bay Boys




This July 12, 2016, photo shows a stone structure at Rocky Point in Lunada Bay in the tiny, seaside city of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. The days are numbered for the
This July 12, 2016, photo shows a stone structure at Rocky Point in Lunada Bay in the tiny, seaside city of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. The days are numbered for the "Stone Fort," created by a territorial group of surfers known as the Bay Boys, erected illegally decades ago as part of their sustained battle to keep rival wave-riders from some of the best breaks in Southern California. The city, under pressure from the California Coastal Commission and others, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 ordered the structure torn down amid complaints that its only purpose is as a staging area from which the Bay Boys can gather to harass other surfers. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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Locals only! Never has that phrase been more appropriate than in Lunada Bay on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

A group of territorial surfers there have been accused of harassing people in and out of the water, and assaulting them by throwing beer bottles, dirt clods and fists.

It's been an ongoing problem for years, one local police haven't managed to fix.

Megan Barnes, who has been covering this story for The Daily Breeze, spoke with A Martinez about an update on the Bay Boys case — a foiled sting operation. 

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.