Ocean Beach Pier Surf Classic

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On Saturday, February 4, Hodad’s Burgers and AWOL Productions held the annual Ocean Beach Pier Surf Classic. There were a lot of heats with a lot of surfers of every age and gender.

The usual Ocean Beach crowd was in attendance, as well as visitors from around Southern California.

This was a family event, as was evident by the number of heats for the youngest girls and boys and heats for families.

It was a beautiful day in Ocean Beach, San Diego. Air temps in the mid 60s and a bit lower in the water. there was a high surf advisory in effect and the crowd was not disappointed, although the waves were a bit choppy. But that didn’t stop anything.

The surfers obviously had a great time surfing and the crowd had a great time watching the surfers do their thing.

Just about every day in Southern California is a good day to go to the beach.

Click here to see more photos from the Hodad’s and AWOL Productions Ocean Beach Pier Surf Classic.

Hodad’s, for those who don’t know, is an Ocean Beach, San Diego institution.  They opened their first location in 1969, not too far from their present location on Newport Ave. You can also find a Hodad’s in downtown San Diego and several in Petco Park for the Padres games.

There is a line getting into the door, whether you’re ordering carry out or to go. Many claim Hodad’s has the best damn burgers in Southern California. You be the judge — go have one.

AWOL Productions is a relatively new apparel company located in Ocean Beach and they have grown in the 15 years they have been open for business. well done organizers and volunteers.

Photos by Tim Forkes unless otherwise noted; click to enlarge