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Surf conditions too good to calm competitors at Jimmy Miller Fiesta in Manhattan Beach

by Kevin Cody

“In the event you’re right here to win, this isn’t the competition for you,” Jeff Miller informed the 120 surfers signed up for the sixteenth Annual Jimmy Surf Fiesta, held Saturday at forty second Road in Manhattan Seaside. 

However the occasion director’s warning however, the two-to-four-foot windswell, glassy situations and a pushing tide, offered an irresistible problem to the competition’s two-dozen A-ranked surfers, every teamed with B, C, D and E surfers. 

Pictures by Steve Gaffney (SteveGaffney.com)

All that prevented the competition from turning into an early season showcase for the highest surfers was the truth that staff members had been solely scored on their single, finest wave.

So after a excessive scoring wave, it was within the “A” surfers’ finest curiosity to assist their teammates rating, although most of their teammates didn’t need assistance.

Lots of the contestants, each female and male, had been center schoolers, intent on impressing Mira Costa surf coach Tracy Geller. Geller, too, might have wished to make a press release. Along with his spouse Katie, and son Shane, his staff included sisters London and Teagan Meza, two of probably the most promising younger surfers of both intercourse within the South Bay. 

Numerous the opposite younger surfers had been additionally achieved rivals, because of their expertise as Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguards, and their participation in South Bay Boardrider contests. SBBC co-sponsored the competition with Recent Brothers pizza, and offered the judges.

The Jimmy is offered by the Jimmy Miller Basis, which was based in reminiscence of Jeff Miller’s brother Jimmy Miller, a former lifeguard and founding father of Camp Surf. Jimmy Miller handed away in 2004.

The inspiration supply ocean remedy to the Wounded Warrior Battalion West, at Camp Pendleton; the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital; Veterans Village in San Diego and to at-risk youths.

For extra data go to JimmyMillerFoundation.org. ER

Pictures by Steve Gaffney (SteveGaffney.com)

 

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