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Surf Contests Resume At Southern California Beaches

With social distancing and online scoring.

Words by Jack Mutschler

After months of free surfing, contests will return to the beaches of Southern California. USA Surfing will hold a two-day event in Huntington Beach starting Saturday, Feb. 20. Oceanside will host the 2020 NSSA West Coast Championships on Feb. 26-28.

According to the Orange County Register:

Added protocols, such as judges not rotating as they normally would and plastic partitions between where they sit, will be instituted, as well as competitors checking in one-by-one and using jerseys soaked with water and a small amount of bleach between heats, Cruse said.

Competitors will be asked not to congregate on the sand and there will be no donuts or coffee served, as the early-morning events would normally offer.

No more mock heats for the groms, it’s time to put the jersey back on.

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