The pier couldn't be locked up tighter than it currently is. You couldn't break in to this place if you tried.
Late January 2019 updates: The Weather Channel from Atlanta, Georgia sent a video crew to the City of White Rock and they gathered my video footage and interviewed me and others. They will be creating a five minute segment on this event.
The Mayor of White Rock announced on January 24th, 2019 that it will cost up to $16 million to replace the broken pier with a concrete pier structure. There is no timeline for fixing it. The pier remains gated off and now White Rock has the appearance of an empty and lonely place...a ghost town.
Robbie Knievel, son of legendary motorcycle stunt man Evel Knievel, has offered to put on a show for the opening ceremony of the pier by jumping it on his motorcycle. The reception to this idea has been somewhat frosty. I think it would be an epic event. Make it happen!
Update January 28, 2019: I created a new video using the original video footage I shot during the storm. This video is my first hand account of how a simple photo walk almost turned deadly. Click to watch.