I know that you are supportive of the surfing contests so here’s a peek at the other side of the coin.
I lived for many years near “The surfing Beach”. Every year after labor day, the surfers would descend from everywhere. They would hog all of the on-street parking and would be living in cars, trucks right outside our homes, changing clothes in the street and pissing there. I know there were restrooms under the boardwalk at Lincoln, but the street was closer.
8AM the overly loud loudspeakers and air horns began. If there were 3 spectators the guy with the microphone would be yelling with max volume to excite the crowd of 3 people (which was often the case). If I called the cops they would get them to turn it down, which didn’t last. There was no need to have the volume turned up so high. I was inside my apt with the windows closed and a/c on and couldn’t hear the TV or stereo because of it. I was also the better part of a block away from the speakers
Because of the timing of the contest, the surfing contest arrived at the same time of year as the cool weather when we could turn off the A/C and open our windows. But we had to close them
There’s no logical reason a speaker at low volume can’t be placed on the boardwalk, pointed out to sea. The spectators could hear every word, and the asshole with the microphone could turn it down, a lot. The air horns could be replaced with a guy knee deep in the surf with a lifeguard whistle. If swimmers can hear it when the lifeguard’s do it, so can the surfers.
Surfing contests are really bad neighbors. Why can’t it be moved to the foundation block, no nearby resident and lots of parking? It’s no longer MY problem but I think that you should know how the resident’s nearby feel.
– “The Wise Man”