The bodysurfers versus nearly everyone else (bodyboarders, surfers, skimboarders) drama at the Wedge in Newport Beach, CA is alive and well. This Sunday, May 1st marked the start of the year’s blackballing of all boardriders from the Wedge. Not everyone was happy about that.
As usual the Wedge Preservation Society (a group of longtime Wedge bodysurfers) planted their oversized, ceremonial blackball flag at 10 AM exactly, when blackball officially began. When everyone was watching a set wave roll in a bodyboarder wrapped his shirt around his face, grabbed the flag, and bolted down the beach. Most everyone seems to be getting a good-humored laugh over it!