Last Saturday, July 12, dozens of surfers donned their 1970s best and headed to Anderson Street in Surfside, CA, for the 16th Annual Surfside Seventies. Shaggy wigs, 'staches and single fins abound, participants plucked numbers that dictated their original 70s sticks for the event, then competed in a series of good-time heats.
Tomas King scored first place, along with a sweet new yellow single fin shaped by the event's most consistent champion Tim Stamps, who also competed on Saturday. Other winning categories included The John Kissel Power Surfer Award, Best Barrel, Best 70s Style, Best Cutback, Best Lipper, Best Wipeout, Best Grommet and, of course, Best Mustache. The trophies, crafted by Rose Duarte, Bob Bellamy and Ocean Stained Glass, were nothing short of beautifully bad-ass.
On the heels of Surfside Seventies, the 1st Annual Surfside Sixties just announced that it will take place on Saturday, August 9, at the same spot. Keep your eyes on the Surfside Seventies Facebook page for more details and updates.
Here are some colorful shots by local photographer Bobby Zee and others that perfectly capture the spirit of retro shredding, skills of surfing and shaping and one word: F-U-N.