Bodysurf Classic at Ocean Beach
We’ve all heard that the Rip Curl Pro Search is coming to town. No news there. But what you may not have heard is that there is a local contest happening in the ocean during the same time frame. It’s not quite a surf contest. It’s actually for bodysurfing.
Bodysurfing, the act of riding waves without a surfboard, is one of the most basic and carefree ways to ride waves. And to celebrate bodysurfing, a group of Ocean Beach surfers who keep themselves anonymous as just “The Bodysurf Classic,” have organized a contest for Saturday, November 5, starting at 10am.
The contest is open to anyone who wants to participate. Entry is $15, which gets you a t-shirt and the chance to compete. There will be judges, and based on The Bodysurf Classic webpage, scores will be awarded for radical maneuvers, speed, and the size of the wave.
The location is not yet set, and will be posted on The Bodysurf Classic’s website and at Trouble Coffee the morning of November 5.
The webpage for the contest suggests that the event is intended to be a fun way for Ocean Beach wave riders to enjoy a day at the beach without taking things too seriously. The posted rules are comical, like, “It is local policy that unfriendly people may not enter The Bodysurf Classic,” and “The governing body which runs The Bodysurf Classic has never operated a contest or official event of any sort. Please be patient as these rules are due to change based on a variety of factors The Bodysurf Classic is probably not even aware of.”
Whether competing or just watching, The Bodysurf Classic seems worth checking out on November 5.