Pismo Beach on a Husqvarna 360 Sportsman. c. 1972

71 Husky - Pismo Beach

My friend Jeff snapped this photo of me cresting a sand dune at Oceano Dunes on my 1971 Husqvarna 360 Sportsman in the summer of ’72 shortly after we graduated from high school.

The 5 1/2 miles of beach and the sand dunes of Oceano Dunes is the only California State Park where it’s legal for vehicles to be driven on the beach. Of course, I got a ticket for popping wheelies on the beach in excess of the speed limit… Wheelies were something that Husky did with ease!