Question: What is the official name of The Cardiff Kook and how much did it cost to build?
Answer: The Magic Carpet Ride was built at a cost of $120,000. The 16-foot high bronze statue of a surfer in Cardiff by the Sea is known by the locals as The Cardiff Kook. The statue was commissioned by the Cardiff Botanical Society, and created by artist Matthew Antichevich, who is an Encinitas surfer and a teacher at Mount San Jacinto College. The statue is located on PCH and San Elijo State campground.