Please see the following news release on behalf of the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum:
Celebrate the History of Surfing with the OC Life Saving Station’s Tandem Surfing Challenge
Ocean City, Maryland: (June 9, 2019): During the months of June and July the Ocean City Life- Saving Station Museum is celebrating the history of surfing within Ocean City with our Repeat the Past Tandem Surfing Challenge. Whether you are an experienced long-time surfer or someone who just enjoys wading in the waves, we invite you to take part in the tandem surfing challenge!
This means getting out there and tandem surfing whether it be on a surfboard, body board or paddle board! It can be you and a friend, child, or beloved pet, anything goes in this tandem surfing challenge! Make sure you snap a photo and send it to [email protected] or post your photo to Instagram using #tandemsurfingocmd. From June 1st to August 1st the Museum will be sharing your photos and surfing photos from decades past on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
“This tandem surfing challenge serves as an opportunity for novice or experienced surfers to celebrate the ever-changing sport of surfing,” stated museum curator, Sandy Hurley. “Tandem surfing started in Hawaii in the1920s soon migrating to California then making its way to the East Coast. When the 1960s rolled around the surfing culture in Ocean City was in full swing. At that time George Feehley, long time Ocean City local and Geni Chaski partnered up and took tandem surfing by storm! This tandem team could be spotted surfing on 12th Street and were a source of entertainment for evening boardwalk strollers.”
For more information, please call (410) 289-4991 or visit our website www.ocmuseum.org