Catalina Triangle

The Catalina Triangle is a 1,200-square-mile pie-slice-shaped wedge of Pacific Ocean off the Orange County, California coast in between the city of Dana Point and Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands. In the Catalina Triangle, reality rules though it doesn’t always make sense. Advertisements

Triangle Weirdness

Catalina Triangle strangeness includes the Avalon “sleepkiller,” the 33rd Parallel link, Natalie Wood and Phil Hartman, sado-masochistic padres and blood-soaked natives, ghosts and pirates, a 30-kiloton nuke, mountain ranges spun sideways, Borderland and Bight, Gyre and eddy, counter-current and undercurrent, earthquake and tsunami, moonscape sea craters, underwater oases, and the largest animal (with the largest…

Dana Point

“Down in Doheny where the surfers all go There’s a big, bleached blondie named Surfer Joe…” — The Surfaris / “Surfer Joe” (May 1963) A look around Dana Point from the Dana Headlands provides a good view of enticing Catalina Triangle fare like tall two-masted sailing ships, sailboat and yacht regattas, migrating whales, stampeding dolphins, waddling harbor seals, barking sea…