What a cracker of a weekend!
Knowing that Saturday was going to bring epic conditions for the contest, the NYC Parks Dept. do what they do best, get involved and messed everything up by announcing they were closing the beaches due to a knee jerk reaction by a politician in his ivory tower in Manhattan who knows nothing about the ocean, waves or currents. Needless to say, the NYC Parks Dept. was helpless in stopping surfers and bodysurfers entering the waters both Friday and Saturday, with Saturday simply being the best surf the entire year.
There was an entourage of famous bodysurfers from California who came out for the contest, heavy hitters like Tim Burnham and Shane Macintyre from The Wedge in Newport Beach with their collective eyes