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A Hazy Day Of Summer, Cape Cod Oldtimers Longboard Surfing Classic, 2019 – Slideshow

Cape Cod Old-timers Longboard Surfing Classic
Written by Brian Tarcy

WELLFLEET – The intention by Cape Cod Wave was to shoot video of surfers surfing at the Cape Cod Oldtimers Surfing Classic on Sunday. But there were less waves and more haze than was ideal.

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And so here, from our favorite event of the year, is a slideshow of surfers and surfboards, old T-shirts, beach style, and the spooky sky that made the 2019 Surfing Classic into a party on the beach. The photos of the bluff with the sun over it are kind of cool, we think.

Unfortunately, we do not have good video or photos of surfers surfing.

Surfing rarely happened in the sporadic small waves and when it did, the haze made it hard to see and photograph well.

The best video we shot was of three kids running in and out of the waves. It just may be part of an end of summer Cape Cod compilation coming in a few weeks Stay tuned.

For the folks at the Surfing Classic, the lack of waves hardly seemed to matter.

This was a traditional gathering, a ceremonial celebration of all that is Cape Cod surfing. If surfing happened to occur, all the better.

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Here are our previous stories from the Longboard Classic.

All Cape Cod Wave Surfing Stories

You Can't Sell Right FieldPlease see, narrated by the town garbageman who plays shortstop for a softball team called The Townies, this novel based on the true story of a Cape Cod land deal.

From Cape Cod Wave,  YOU CAN’T SELL RIGHT FIELD, A Cape Cod Novel

About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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