Chris Lafferty rides a wave during the finals. Photo by Tony Cagala
Chris Lafferty rides a wave during the finals. Photo by Tony Cagala
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2014 World Bodysurfing Championships

OCEANSIDE — Consistent surf gave bodysurfers from around the world every opportunity to show judges and the watching public what they could do on a wave with just a set of fins and their bodies.

Several heats lasting 15 minutes each, with bodysurfers from the ages of 12 to 65 and over, took place during the two-day event on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 at the Oceanside Pier. This year marked the 38th annual championships with Calla Allison winning the women’s finals and Brett Templeman winning the men’s.

Bodysurfers from local bodysurfing clubs and from around the world turn out to compete in the 38th annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. Photo by Tony CagalaBodysurfers from local bodysurfing clubs and from around the world turn out to compete in the 38th annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. Photo by Tony CagalaBodysurfers from local bodysurfing clubs and from around the world turn out to compete in the 38th annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. Photo by Tony CagalaBodysurfers from local bodysurfing clubs and from around the world turn out to compete in the 38th annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. Photo by Tony CagalaTim Bainus, right, congratulates a fellow competitor after their semi-final heat of the World Bodysurfing Championships on Sunday. Photo by Tony CagalaBella Schmidt keeps her eyes on the waves before heading out for the finals. She represented the 12-17 age bracket. Photo by Tony CagalaPatty Mackle enters the waters to compete in the World Bodysurfing Championship finals representing the 45 and over bracket. Photo by Tony CagalaCalla Allison rides a wave during the finals. She would go on to win the competition on Sunday. Photo by Tony CagalaChris Lafferty of San Diego swims back to the lineup after catching a wave in the men’s finals on Sunday. Lafferty won his heat in the 55-64 age bracket. Photo by Tony CagalaChris Lafferty rides a wave during the finals. Photo by Tony CagalaJoel Gitelson glides into a wave during the finals round. Photo by Tony Cagala

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Promise Yee August 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Fantastic photo of Chris Lafferty!

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