Professional body boarder Brian Stoehr offered his perspective on the matter today.
“The current ordinance was written before body boards came in different sizes and in more recent years body boards are being made in a variety of sizes to accommodate different rider sizes and types of riding,” Stoehr said. “More so than the size of the board, I think the issue would be is the behavior on the person. If a person is deliberately running over another body boarder or swimmer, that isn’t acceptable behavior regardless of the size of the board. … a simple solution is probably updating that code to give the beach patrol some type of ability to use their discretion based on a given situation.”