WEB-EXCLUSIVE: View images from the annual Halloween Surf Contest in Newport Beach.
The ninth annual Halloween Surf Contest hosted by the legendary tavern Blackie's By The Sea in Newport Beach was celebrated on Saturday, October 26. Over a hundred surfers in costume paddled out to ride the mini-waves on a foggy, cool morning. Hammy Gallagher, a yellow lab, surfed with his attendant, Shawn, and pleased the hundreds of enthusiastic, cheering onlookers. Thirty-three awards, including best costume, best ride and best crash, were presented. The event takes place north of the Newport Pier on the Saturday prior to Halloween.