It is so exciting to find fellow burners in the area! The few others I know of are some of the nicest fellows I've met.
Well, I wanted to pass the info via email, as we're still tweaking the details but since you ask, here's an advance. It will be at the Huntington State Beach, entering through Magnolia and PCH. Seems to me that most lifeguard stations are being put away. As of yesterday, I only saw two lifeguard towers: No. 8 (at the above-referenced entrance) and lifeguard tower No. 3 (at Brookhurst and PCH, entrance which is now closed for the winter)
You're right, the firepits go fast, so I'll go in as early as possible and claim one. Pleasant company is always wellcome. Will have some sort of cheapy helium balloon up in the air. Alternatively, people will be able to call me on the cell phone.
Shoot me an email so we can talk more details (map, time, food, etc.), okey dokey?