San Juan Capistrano – The Mission Hotel


This pool had been built during the the early days of the San Juan Capistrano tourism industry in the courtyard of a small hotel adjacent to the Mission. Everyday getting off the freeway or on the freeway, it was plainly visible from the road and looked like an epic pool to ride. Now that the Ortega Highway expansion project is under way, the hotel was bought and closed to be replaced with additional lanes. The green light was on and sessions went down for a few months before it was jackhammered and removed. Definitely not a permission, and well the transitions could have been better, but being down the road how could one not skate it as much as possible?