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Senior Surfing Invitational
For Men & Women 50 Years Plus on the Southside of HB Pier
Senior Services celebrated and embraced the communities' surfing passion with its Senior Surf Invitational at the pier. Surfers ranging in age from 50 on, competed for the top trophy and were crowned the ultimate senior surfer. There was a competitions for both men and women and by days end one senior was crowned champ. If you are at all familiar with the story of Huntington Beach you probably know that surfing and beach culture runs deep in the community, the city has even gone so far as to trdemark it as their motto, “Surf City USA”.
Sponsored by: The City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Council on Aging.
"A surfer must execute the most radical controlled maneuvers in the critical section of a wave with speed and power throughout. The surfer who executes such maneuvers on the biggest and or best waves for the longest functional distance shall be given higher scores."
Judges Look For:
Wave selection, maneuvers, fluidity and style.
The City of Huntington Beach and Huntington Beach Council on Aging have been selected as a 2013 California Park & Recreation Society Award of Excellence recipient for the Senior Surf Invitational in the awards category of Creating Community – Aging Well.
The California Park & Recreation Society is a non-profit professional and public interest state-wide organization that supports and advances California’s park and recreation profession. The organization has more than 3,000 members who provide recreational experiences to individuals, families and communities with the goal of fostering human development, health and wellness, and cultural unity as well as protecting natural resources, strengthening safety and security and supporting economic development. The California Park & Recreation Society is the largest society of park and recreation professionals in the United States.
The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of facility design, park planning, marketing and communication and community improvement and programming through demonstrating the CREAMprincipals of Challenge, Resourcefulness, Execution, Accomplishment and alignment with the parks and recreation Mission that Parks Make Life Better. Receiving this award means that the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Council on Aging has met the highest standards for achieving excellence.