O.C. bodysurfers seek titles at Oceanside (Photos)

VIA – OC REGISTER

O.C. bodysurfers seek titles at Oceanside

Published: Aug. 21, 2011 Updated: 11:03 a.m.

Here is a slideshow highlighting some bodysurfing action and beach scenes from the 35th annual Oceanside World Bodysurfing Championships, which began Saturday and concludes Sunday.

By FRED SWEGLES / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

These are the surfers who prefer to be at one with the wave – no surfboard, no bodyboard – just you, enveloped by the wave.

This weekend, Oceanside is hosting its 35th annual World Bodysurfing Championships. A moderate swell greeted the competitors Saturday, and if you want to see how it’s done, the women’s grand championships are today at 12:55 p.m., the men’s at 1:20 p.m. at Oceanside Pier.

For a slideshow of Saturday’s action and beach scenes, click on the photo.

The term “world” is a stretch, as nearly all the competitors are from California bodysurfing clubs. Most of Orange County’s…

for the full story and lots of great bodysurfing photos go here:

http://www.ocregister.com/news/-313179–.html

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