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Riding the Waves in Reverse: Surfers Struggle to Catch On

Debating the Upside-Down Surf: Pros and Cons of Mayor’s Proposal

Mayor Proposes ‘Reverse Break Direction’ to Keep Surfers on Their Toes in Long Beach

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Screw the News Photo – Focusing on the ‘Reverse Break’ proposal scene in Long Beach, highlighting the mayor and a surfer experiencing the unique…

Long Beach, the coastal paradise famous for its consistent surf breaks and sun-soaked shores, is about to embark on a wave of change that has left the surfing community both baffled and intrigued. Mayor Sandy Swellington, a self-proclaimed expert in ocean dynamics and surfing culture, has unveiled her audacious plan to introduce a “Reverse Break Direction.”

In a press conference that featured Mayor Swellington sporting a wetsuit, flippers, and a snorkel, she announced her vision for Long Beach’s surfing future: “We’ve had these predictable breaks for too long. It’s time to spice things up and challenge our surfers. Get ready for the Reverse Break Direction, where the waves come crashing from the shore out to sea!”

Surf’s Up, or Surf’s Down?

The proposal, which has triggered a whirlpool of debates within the surfing community, aims to reverse the traditional direction of incoming waves. Instead of waves rolling in from the horizon toward the shore, they would originate on the beach and surge seaward. Surfers would need to ride waves as they retreat back into the ocean—a concept that has been met with mixed reactions.

One local surfer, Sandy TidalTwist, expressed his concerns about the mayor’s ambitious plan. “I’ve been riding these breaks since I was knee-high to a tadpole, and now they want to flip the script? It’s like trying to juggle flaming torches while riding a unicycle on a tightrope over a shark tank.”

Wave Theories and Backwash Backlashes

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Screw the News Photo – The mayor’s proposal of a ‘Reverse Tide’ to keep surfers on their toes in Long Beach.

The scientific community was quick to chime in, with oceanographers and wave experts giving their two cents. Dr. Waveena Swellwatcher, a renowned wave theorist, raised an eyebrow at the proposal. “Waves are a complex interplay of ocean depth, wind patterns, and geological factors. Reversing break directions could lead to unforeseen consequences, like turning Long Beach into the world’s largest wave pool.”

With a chuckle, Dr. Swellwatcher added, “If Mayor Swellington can pull this off, she might as well try reverse-aging sea turtles and teaching seagulls to tap dance.”

Surfing the Political Currents

The proposal for a Reverse Break Direction has set off a political maelstrom within the Long Beach City Council. Councilmember Sandy Swellpolitico raised questions about budget allocation, saying, “We have pressing issues, like potholes and pension plans, that need attention. Are we ready to invest in what might become a surfside circus act?”

Despite the skepticism and political turbulence, Mayor Swellington remains unwavering in her vision. She’s even enlisted the help of legendary surfer and marine biologist, Sandy ReefRider, to consult on the project. ReefRider, known for his daring encounters with sharks and squids, commented, “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from riding waves and wrestling octopuses, it’s that you should never underestimate the power of nature—or a determined mayor.”


As Long Beach braces for the potential upheaval of its surf breaks, Mayor Swellington’s proposal for a “Reverse Break Direction” promises to either revolutionize the surfing experience or leave surfers and spectators equally agog. Whether it’s a surfer’s delight or a wipeout waiting to happen, only time and tides will reveal the outcome. In the meantime, surfers are advised to practice their paddle-outs and invest in sturdy life vests.



Surfers’ Bewilderment Grows as ‘Reverse Break Direction’ Gains Traction

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Screw the News Photo – The mayor’s proposal of a ‘Reverse Break’ to keep surfers on their toes in Long Beach.

In the days following Mayor Swellington’s announcement of the “Reverse Break Direction” initiative, the surfing community in Long Beach has been awash with confusion and disbelief. Surfers, who have spent years mastering the art of catching waves, find themselves grappling with the concept of waves crashing from the shore outward.

Local surfer and longtime wave enthusiast, Johnny “Big Kahuna” Anderson, expressed his bewilderment, saying, “I’ve ridden these waves my whole life, and now they want us to ride ’em backward? It’s like trying to paddle upstream in a river. I don’t know if my surfboard is ready for this kind of action!”

Mayor’s Vision Sparks Debates and Dilemmas Among Locals

As the news of Mayor Swellington’s unconventional proposal spread, it ignited passionate debates and dilemmas among the residents of Long Beach. Some are excited by the prospect of a new challenge and a unique surfing experience, while others are concerned about the safety and feasibility of the idea.

Local surf shop owner, Sandy “Shaka” Stevenson, shared his thoughts, saying, “It’s definitely going to be interesting for business. We might need to start selling surfboards with reverse fins or offer ‘Reverse Break Direction’ surfing lessons. But on the other hand, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher, mate.”

Protests and Petitions Emerge from the Surfing Community

The passionate surfing community in Long Beach has not taken Mayor Swellington’s proposal lightly. Protests have erupted along the shoreline, with surfers brandishing signs that read, “Keep Our Waves Going the Right Way!” and “Don’t Reverse the Ride!”

One local surfer, Giselle “Sunset Rider” Rodriguez, started an online petition titled “Save Our Surf!” which has garnered thousands of signatures within days. “We love our waves just the way they are,” Rodriguez stated. “Changing their direction is like turning our beloved surf spot into a topsy-turvy theme park.”

Mayor Swellington’s Response: “A Wave of Progress”

In response to the growing resistance from the surfing community, Mayor Swellington remains undeterred. She sees the “Reverse Break Direction” as a bold step toward innovation and progress.

During a radio interview, the mayor explained, “Every great surfer has to adapt to new challenges. This is an opportunity for Long Beach to be at the forefront of surf culture. Plus, think of the eco-friendly benefits – we’ll be conserving water as the waves retreat back into the ocean!”

As the debate rages on and the “Reverse Break Direction” proposal gains momentum, the fate of Long Beach‘s iconic surf breaks hangs in the balance. Will the mayor’s vision prevail, or will the traditionalists succeed in preserving the waves they know and love? Stay tuned for more satirical updates on this wave revolution.

By Duke Ogden

Duke Ogden, a name synonymous with both the thrill of the surf and the art of storytelling, is a distinguished surfer and the esteemed editor behind the renowned Surfing.LA website. A dedicated waterman since his early days, Duke's passion for surfing ignited on the sun-drenched shores of Southern California.

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