The first person I approached about being a part of the Bill Missett Bodysurf Classic was Roxel Perez. We stood in her shop and her first question was "What if it’s big?”
I pointed to a pic behind her at the register and said, "On that one we go."
And then I walked around the shop and pointed to each photo by Woody Wordsworth that hung on the walls. Go. Go. Go. Go. No. No. No.
I got to the back of the shop where a yellow WSL Big Wave Rashguard hangs above a gun and I thought, "Well, if the waves are big enough that Jose Ramirez is going to haul out a 14 foot board, that'll be a Red Light Indicator for Bodysurfing."
The next two people I asked to work the competition, Ronnie Jones and Miguel Diaz Westside, both asked the same first question.
I offer below a visual example of Red Light Green Light: Bill Missett Bodysurf Classic 2020.
The following photos are from May 2019 at Playa Zicatela (the contest site).
Photos are by Miguel Diaz Westside, the official photographer of the Bill Missett Bodysurf Classic.
If it's like this photo from May 1, 2019, the Bill Missett Bodysurf Classic is On. Green Light.
Red Light Playa Zicatela.
If Playa Zicatela presents like the photo below, we move to La Punta.
La Punta will still drown you, just in a different way.
For a Comprehensive look at what May Presents in Puerto Escondido
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John P. Murphy
Bill Missett Bodysurf Classic 2020