Ocean City has recently decided to ban standup bodyboarding and the use of bodyboards that are over 42 inches tall. This is yet pointless law aimed at eliminating all fun at the beach. Most lifeguards tasked with enforcing this rule do not approve. Citizens and visitors should be outraged. Please attend mondays town council meeting and contact the new city manager @ 410-289-8887.
The meeting is Monday at 6:30pm, appericate any and all help we could get. Go to catch surfs facebook page to learn more and join the cause.
Take back the beach!
This is ridiculous. Looks like their is a lot of people against it which is good. Someone made a good comment that people are allowed to rent scooters and those mini cars and swerve down costal highway without helmets, but you can't use a bodyboard in the ocean.
Ridiculous. They should only be concerned with an honest effort (regardless how long term) to finding a solution for the shorebreak, and then budgeting for it. I don't bodyboard, but I know they (bodyboarders) are not the danger - waves pounding on sand is.
I hope many show up to the town council meeting.
It really has to do with the beater boards. They are longer bodyboards used to stand up so you can surf from 10-5 without being restricted to the surf beach. Also you can do more spins and tricks on a stand up BB because you don't have fins.