“Flying Sharks, Batman!” It’s the Beach Bash!
Report by Keith Todd
Photography by Stephen Mario
Flying Sharks, judges in deck chairs, competitors fanned with palm fronds while having their feet massaged, bathing suits matched with formal wear – where else could I be but the San Diego Beach Bash! Organizers, Michael Mead, Toni Redpath & Jonathan Roberts have brought their own brand of “California wackiness” to the ballroom and it seems to be working. Only in their second year, this event exploded to over 8,000 entries this year. Oh, by the way, just to appease the animal activists – the flying shark was not real!