Richie Allen Surfing Contest Held
The first annual Richie Allen Memorial Surfing Contest was a big success, according to coordinators for the event. The event couldn’t have taken place without the local surf shop Boarders. Boarders, the surf shop on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, recruited the help of the Eastern Surfing Association to run the event, which included Body Boarding, Short and Long Board Surfing in all age groups. In true Rockaway tradition, it did not take much for all of Richie’s friends and family to hang out on the Beach. Dennis Doda drove all night from North Carolina to show off a special surfboard made for the event. Pictured, Dennis Doda (left) and Matt O’Connor on the boardwalk at Richie Allen Way. Matt O’Connor and his brother, John drove to Rockaway to present the surfboard pictured.