By Dawn's Early Light: Scene setters at World's Most Famous Beach®

South Daytona resident supports pro-beach driving charter amendment that would take decision-making away from county government & give citizens a say

Photos for Headline Surfer® by Steve Bibeault /
By dawn's early light along the shoreline in Ormond Beach on this Tuesday morning following Labor Day weekend in Volusia County, Fla. as shown in these two images.
 

DAYTONA BEACH -- Steve Bibeault describes himself as a beach bum at heart with a camera. He likes to shoot sunrises and such natural scene setters.

Ormond Beach shoreline at dawn. / Headline Surfer®"I love spending time relaxing and hanging out at the beach," the 45-year-old South Daytona resident said. "I especially enjoy being able to load my cooler, umbrella, grill, surf board etc into my truck and drive over the Dunlawton Bridge straight onto the beach and down to my favorite parking spot."

Bibeault said he has a tagged spot on Facebook called his "spot on the beach" that he always checks in with when he's parked.

"The afternoons when we get the thunderstorms, I get in my truck when the lighting starts and watch the beach clear out," Biebeault said. "As we all know, after about 20 minutes, the sun comes back out and I pretty much have the beach to myself."

Stevo Biebs loves the beaches of Volusia County and shooting the sunrises / Headline Surfer®Steve Bibeault, 45, of South Daytona, who goes by 'Stevo Biebs' on Facebook, loves the 49 miles of beaches of Volusia County and the convenience of driving on the hard-packed sand along the 17-mile stretches where cars are allowed to drive and park. He often takes photos of sunrises as shown in the images with this story. He has a favorite parking spot not far from the Dunlawton Avenue Bridge ramp approach.

"The afternoons when we get the thunderstorms, I get in my truck when the lighting starts and watch the beach clear out," Bibeault said. "As we all know, after about 20 minutes, the sun comes back out and I pretty much have the beach to myself."

Bibeault said he gets up up early on weekdays  to walk the beach and take pictures of the sunrise before going to work, describing it as "The best way to start the day."

Bibeault added of his sun-rise photo shoots, "I never regret getting up early to watch. It's a different show each morning."

As for why he supports beach driving, Bibeault, who supports a charter amendment that would take beach driving decisions out of the hands of county government and give citizens a direct vote, responded, "Driving on the beach is what made this area the world's most famous beach. I basically grew up here driving on the beach and I love the convenience of not having to park and drag your stuff across a hot parking lot and down the beach until you find a spot."

As for why he supports beach driving, Bibeault, who supports a charter amendment that would take beach driving decisions out of the hands of county government and give citizens a direct vote, responded, "Driving on the beach is what made this area the world's most famous beach. I basically grew up here driving on the beach and I love the convenience of not having to park and drag your stuff across a hot parking lot and down the beach until you find a spot." 

Biebeault asked rhetorically, "And who doesn't love just driving with the windows open and your arm hanging out looking at the beautiful view listening to your favorite song? Life is good when driving on the beach."

Scene setter at the beach in Daytona / Headline Surfer®Photo by Steve Bibeault / Headline Surfer® Facebook page download for publication with this story /
A lone bird passes in front of surfers in the distance on the beach in Daytona.
 

Bibeault asked rhetorically, "And who doesn't love just driving with the windows open and your arm hanging out looking at the beautiful view listening to your favorite song? Life is good when driving on the beach."

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.