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Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. It is too late for us to change direction for this year. Even before your first email to us on May 12, the artwork had been completed and our order was in process so we could get the product in time to start our pre-event sales, as we greatly depend on that income to ensure the success of the event.  

Our 2022 T-shirt artist, Roy Gonzalez, provided us with a fun and colorful design celebrating our return, as requested. The design you referenced in your Letter to the Editor was never intended to represent or be any part of our event.  

We hope you’ll agree that the artwork for the event this year is fun and colorful, celebrating our iconic pier and all the sea life that can be found in the ocean around us.  

Our volunteer board works tirelessly every year to ensure that we provide a fun, safe environment for all who come down to join us over the two days of the event, to honor and celebrate our lifeguards and support our community. 

Our board is comprised of many individuals who have been with the event for many, many years, and we follow our mission statement to provide a quality athletic and family event, which is our goal once again in 2022 after two years off due to the pandemic and experiencing loss within our own “family” from COVID-19. 

We’re looking forward to welcoming athletes, families, friends and visitors from near and far, to enjoy our beaches, the ocean and all that they have to offer at “The Greatest Show on Surf”! 

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