Oceanside, United States of America
WORLD BODY SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN OCEANSIDE CALIFORNIA.
John Burlte, of Long Beach California, catches a wave while on his way
to winning his heat in the 15-17 year-old Men's Division at the 26th
annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside California August
16, 2002. Competitors as young as 12 and as old as 65 ride the waves
without the assistance of a board, using only fins. The competition
continues through August 18. REUTERS/Mike Blake