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Physical specimens of the sea put their might into every event during the first day of the 40th Ocean Festival. It was a sunny day for those who stayed on dry land, but the consistent swell of waves gave competitors an extra challenge as they battled against each other during the “greastest show on surf.”

On Sunday, events will resume with the Groms Rule surf contest and at 8 a.m. with the 5K Beach Run/Walk as well as the many festivities at the Youth Pavilion, the Woodie Car Show and more.


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