This year was the 8th annual URT Womp and deemed "the best ever" thanks to mother nature bringing some "late summer southern locomotive swell."
Over a hundred competitors across 4 divisions rolled out to hit the massive surf and support One More Wave a non-profit that provides wounded & disabled veterans with customized surfing equipment.
Sunday’s event raised $3,000 for One More Wave, and the Womp was REAL with 4-6 foot close outs pumping thru.
“Womp is basically the feeling you get when you’re thrashed around in the water like a washing machine,” said event organizer Ian Urtnowski. “It creates this womp, womp, womp.” “There’s something to be said about being rag-dolled, but also in control of the situation,” he added. “It’s all about comfort and chaos.”