2010-09-17 / Community

Too Much Wind, Too Few Waves


The annual Richie Allen Surf Classic, honoring the slain 9-11 firefighter was a case of too much wind and too few waves last Sunday, as event organizers fought the wind, rain and waves to get the surfers in the water and back to land. The annual Richie Allen Surf Classic, honoring the slain 9-11 firefighter was a case of too much wind and too few waves last Sunday, as event organizers fought the wind, rain and waves to get the surfers in the water and back to land.
Even coordinators and volunteers huddle in a beach tent, trying to stay warm and get away from the stinging wind. One of the tents situated on the boardwalk actually blew away, knocking one bystander to the ground. Even coordinators and volunteers huddle in a beach tent, trying to stay warm and get away from the stinging wind. One of the tents situated on the boardwalk actually blew away, knocking one bystander to the ground.
Despite the weather problems, many of the younger surfers managed to get into the water and complete their events. Despite the weather problems, many of the younger surfers managed to get into the water and complete their events.
Gale Allen, Richie’s mom is interviewed by a NY1 reporter while her son and grandson look on. Gale Allen, Richie’s mom is interviewed by a NY1 reporter while her son and grandson look on.

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