PHOTOS: ZJ Boarding House - 4th Annual Haunted Heats
ZJ Boarding House - 4th Annual Haunted Heats
Photos: Patrick Hourihan / theSurfTrend.com
There were 50+ contestants participating in this year's 'Haunted Heats'
With the 31st falling mid-week this year, the 4th annual "Haunted Heats' Halloween costume surf contest presented by ZJ Boarding House was held over the weekend and left Angelino beachgoers last Saturday thinking that "Santa Monica had never looked so fearsome with hoards of ghouls, ghosts and goblins crawling along the beach looking for that perfect tube!"
This year's installment kicked off bright and early at 8am with a full line-up of heats and featured kids (entrance fee for children under 18 was free) to teenagers and adults dressed in "all sorts of eerie, creepy, bloody and down right zany costumery" who were being judged on their ability to display excellent ‘surfmanship’ while grappling with their uncooperative costumes!
Amongst the decent surf and beautiful weather was spotted a woman SUPing in a President Kennedy mask, Lil' Kim, Wonder Woman, a dead bride and LIFE. The Masked Zoro took home 1st place for 'Best Surfing', check ZJ's site for details on the winners!
And get those great costume ideas ready for next year where you're sure to have some spooky fun with your friends from ZJ Boarding House at the 5th annual ‘Haunted Heats’ Halloween costume surf contest - see you at the beach!
The lineup featured spirited surfers from all walks of life
Contestants signed up at the ZJ tent at Tower 26 where they picked up their complimentary prize packs
Here are your judges, dressed in their finest
The line starts here, with mini Elvis
Suns out, guns out
To win, you are scored on your surfing (staying in character of course) and a quick presentation to the judges - like so...
TheSurfChannel.com's Emily Bates as Foxy Cleopatra
TheSurfChannel.com's Shannon Marie Quirk
Mini spiderman/dracula hybrid
Neptune and his bride, cute couples costume
Zombie bride man
Zombie bride man surfs...
The masked surfer
Chef surfer + Aladdin made an appearance
THE Silver Surfer
Lining up for a surf
An angry bird
The Silver Surfer surfing
Treats for all