PAUL BILODEAU/Staff file photo. A surfer catches a wave along Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester. Local surfers will work a city councilor and city beach managers on a consensus to allow the surfers more wave time during the summer. 9/26/18 Paul Bilodeau

MA - Surfers speak up for more wave time

What do a 10-year old and an almost 80-year-old at Good Harbor Beach have in common?

A desire to catch some waves.

"Surfing is fun," fifth-grader Asher Sauder exclaimed. "It's a great way to be physically active and enjoy one of the gems of Cape Ann, Good Harbor Beach."

"I believe it is a healthy and fun activity," said Dr. Steven Geary, who picked up surfing at age 70 and hasn't stopped since he caught his first wave.

Sauder and Geary were two of approximately 100 residents and local surfers who sat through last week's City Council meeting to present a proposal to extend the surfing season.

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