Saturday, September 01, 2012

2012 Old Timers Longboard Competition

The 2012 Old Timers Longboard Competition was held last week at White Crest Beach in Wellfleet. The weather was spectacular and the crowds were bigger than they've been in years. The waves, on the other hand, were disappointing.

This is a unique event on the Cape, held the last weekend in August and intended to be an end-of-summer get together for Cape lifeguards, surfing crazies, and 'oldtimers' of any age. Although a light-hearted event, the surfing 'rules' are taken seriously. The key rules are..
  • all boards must be at least 9 ft long
  • participants must be 21 years old (except lifeguards, who can be younger)
  • no wetsuits or tethers
  • no whining
Go to the competition's website for the results and for photos of the event.

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