A proposal for a new safe, low impact pedestrian access to the beach at Trestles, California, one of North America's most celebrated surf spots. The design serves both surfers and visitors to the beach, restores wetlands that have been damaged by the existing path, preserves and augments vistas and offers education about the history of the site and the coastal environment. The structure is formed using slim repetitive timber L-shaped elements which are alternated to form a solid base with a ‘hit and miss' balustrade. These elements are mechanically bonded together and supported on an elevated sub-structure on a series of telegraph-pole like columns, minimising it's physical contact with the ground. When viewed side-on from afar the boardwalk is barely visible as a subtle blur as the light passes through the timber slats. The height, angle, width, edge treatment and features of the boardwalk vary along its length, adapting to local features and allowing for social interaction between users.