The waiting game came to an end last weekend and the 2010 Brooks Street Classic surf contest is in the books.
Encouraged by sunny skies and increasing swells in what has been a mostly otherwise bleak-looking summer, the much-anticipated annual contest concluded Sunday with champions crowned in 12 divisions, ranging from paddleboard through Pro/Am.
The two-day event started Saturday.
"I thought the competition was great," said Brandy Faber, who was the contest director.
Faber has worked for Ron Lutz, who retired in July from his position as Senior Recreation Department Supervisor for the City of Laguna Beach, for the past 15 years in running the contest. Faber said that Lutz, who was on vacation over the weekend, missed the contest for the first time since 1969 after spending nearly 40 years organizing the event.
"Without the city's involvement, this contest wouldn't go on," Faber said.
The Brooks Street Classic was first held in the 1955. The annual event had a three-year hiatus (2006 through 2008) because of poor surf conditions.