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Long Beach resident Joanna Asher, 25, practices her (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Long Beach resident Joanna Asher, 25, practices her hula hoop moves on the beach in Long Beach. (May 12, 2012)

Long Beach Surf Day

Long Beach's surfing community gathered at Long Beach Park on Saturday to surf and collect food for the local food pantry and to give free surfing lessons so others could enjoy the joys of gliding on the water.

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers Association sponsored a food drive and free surf camp in Long Beach. (May 12, 2012)

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers Association sponsored a food drive and free surf camp in Long Beach. Cliff Skudin of of Skudin Surf School offers pointers to people attending his surfing class. (May 12,2012)

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers Association sponsored a food drive and free surf camp in Long Beach. Four-year-old Gavin Smith of Long Beach is testing which board he likes by hopping from one to the other. (May 12, 2012)

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Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers Association sponsored a food drive and free surf camp in Long Beach today. Kathryn Caporuscio and her 21-month-old daughter Gia from Plainview brought some nonperishable items to donate. (May 12, 2012)

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Local area surfers and the Long Beach Surfers Association sponsored a food drive and free surf camp in Long Beach today. Kathryn Caporuscio and her 21-month-old daughter Gia from Plainview donated some nonperishable items. (May 12, 2012)

22-year-old Nikki Lee of Rockville Centre, right, and
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

22-year-old Nikki Lee of Rockville Centre, right, and 25-year-old Joanna Asher of Long Beach practice with their hula hoops. (May 12, 2012)

Long Beach resident Joanna Asher, 25, practices her
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Long Beach resident Joanna Asher, 25, practices her hula hoop moves on the beach in Long Beach. (May 12, 2012)

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