Great Highway is closed in both directions from Lincoln to Sloat due to the hazards created by the recent series of storms. In addition—the really bad news—is that both southbound lanes from Sloat to Skyline Blvd. are closed until summer, according to the Department of Public Works.
The storms battered the bluff supporting the parking lot and road, eroding tons of rock, dirt, and sand, and portions of the lot are now hanging without much support. As I took these photos, I saw multiple sand slides under the pavement that is the south exit drive from the lot–no doubt, totally unsafe, maybe even for walking.
The northbound lanes between Skyline and Sloat are CURRENTLY CLOSED (in conflict with today’s press release from the city), but are expected to remain open. You can reckon that the Sloat parking lot will also be closed for a few months.
The emergency and long-term stabilization plans for the road and lot may have an effect on surfing conditions at Sloat—stay informed by checking with DPW website and SF Surfrider chapter as they gather more information.