The 2009 Southland Senior Olympics Surfing Competition

An endless summer.
An endless summer.
Keith May

On Saturday, the HBCOA, or the Huntington Beach City Council on Aging (there is such a thing!) hosted the 2009 Southland Senior Olympics Surfing Competition on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier in order to promote "active aging." The competition is open to men and women at the age of 50 and over who surf longboard and shortboard.

The event helped raise funds for seniors in the community to participate in the Senior Olympic games. The HBCOA encourages healthy living, active aging, and bridging the gap between the young and old.

Check out these photos of cute old dudes doing things people half their age can't even do--after all, there is no substitute for experience.

The 2009 Southland Senior Olympics Surfing Competition
Keith May
No substitute for experience.
No substitute for experience.
Keith May
The old men and the sea?
The old men and the sea?
Keith May
The Huntington Beach Pier served as the perfect backdrop.
The Huntington Beach Pier served as the perfect backdrop.
Keith May
The 2009 Southland Senior Olympics Surfing Competition
Keith May
Still got that baby face.
Still got that baby face.
Keith May

 

Board meetin'.
Board meetin'.
Keith May
Bob, 84.
Bob, 84.
Keith May
Streeeeeeee-yetch.
Streeeeeeee-yetch.
Keith May
It was a good day for surfin'.
It was a good day for surfin'.
Keith May
Cheering on Grandpa.
Cheering on Grandpa.
Keith May

And Grandpa would go.
And Grandpa would go.
Keith May
Loyd Van Vorce, 63, doing his thing.
Loyd Van Vorce, 63, doing his thing.
Keith May
The 2009 Southland Senior Olympics Surfing Competition
Keith May



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