In 2007, the Cardiff Botanical Society commissioned a 16-fott, bronze statute of a surfer. It was made by artist Matthew Antichevich, and called, “Magic Carpet Ride.” People in Cardiff hated it. The local surf crowd thought it did not capture the likeness of a true surfer, and started calling it “the Kook” ―A derogatory nickname which is surfer slang for a “wannabe” surfer. However, locals started dressing it up. It has been seen in a tutu, a pumpkin head, as Zorro, Santa Claus, a skate boarder, with a pterodactyl, and even being eaten by a huge great white shark. It has since become a bit of an attraction and now brings pride to the community. It even has its own Facebook page, “Cardiff Kook Fan Page.” The statue is located on Hwy 101, at Chesterfield Drive. Just another reason why we love San Diego.