Note: The OB is an independent event not officially associated with the Santa Cruz Body Surfing Association. For more information, email email@example.com.
Registration for The OB has closed.
Hear ye, hear ye. The OB will be held in waves of significant size at Ocean Beach in the great city of San Francisco on a single day between Oct. 15 and Dec. 1, 2019.
The OB will go down when waves enter the double-overhead-plus range with calm, contestable wind conditions. Once the call is made, competitors will have 48 hours or more to reach Ocean Beach.
A specific OB break for the contest, identified by street name, will be decided the morning of the event and texted to participants.
Four 45-minute heats will be followed by a one-hour final. Top two surfers from each heat advances. Bodysurfers may catch as many waves as they wish.
The event will be judged by a quorum consisting of: 1) Bodysurfers in the water; and 2) Contestants and spectators on the beach.
Bodysurfers will compete for little more than the love of big OB. Champion will hoist something that resembles a trophy.