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While working on a photo-essay about my community of Ocean Beach, I came upon a group of about 10 bodysurfers congegated at Lifeguard Tower Two. Bodysurfers don't usually congregate in large numbers, so I knew the surf conditions must be very good. Soon a cheering section, in lawn chairs, was formed.


Bodysurfers are typically hard to photograph because they are so low in the water that they are hidden behind the surf in the foreground, however, in winter months the city builds a sand berm which gave me a 6 foot high vantage point.

As can be seen from the positioning of his right hand, which is being used as a steering foil, the surfer on the viewer's left is turning to yield the right-of-way to the other surfer who had dropped into the wave first. There was one bodyboarder who, when he came out of the water, made a point of appologizing to a bodysurfer who he had thought he might have hit when he lost sight of him in the whitewater of a breaking wave.

There is a regular group of "old Guys" who come here every morning to surf. There are designated areas for surfboards as well as bodyboards, bodysurfers, and swimmers.

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