Cool Surfing Pictures - Blessing of the Waves event

A collection of cool surfing pictures of the 3rd annual multi-faith Blessing of the Waves event at Huntington Beach, California. The surf event is held to honor the ocean and protest coastal pollution. Several thousand reportedly attended the event, in part to recognize a spiritual aspect of man's relationship to water, the coastline, and the surf. Whether it's massive rolling ocean waves, or standing waves in rivers, or wind-driven lakewater, people around the world find a way to get out and ride on belly boards, kiteboards, longboards, wakeboards and more. As summer rolls to a close, find here a collection of recent photographs of these waveriders around the world over the past several months.