What an amazing weekend. The last weekend of the summer season is always stacked with goodness, great vibes and outpouring of gratitude.
For the last few years, that particular weekend has two surf events that spark smiles all around. Saturday, September 8 saw the 3rd Annual Rockaway Beach Bodysurfing Contest run by the great Rockaway Beach Bodysurfing Underground (Jeremy Jones, Claire Hilger, Mike Poindexter and John Wagner) in thumping 5-6 foot surf, run in what’s known as “The Box.”
With an initial field of 72 bodysurfers in 12 heats, quarters and semis narrowed the competition down to a top six that fought it out to be number one—who just happened to be my son, Sandon Karinsky. You could not top the stoke level of this event. I’ve