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In Pictures: Pacifica’s ‘Spooky Kooky Surffest’ 

Written by The Standard StaffPublished Oct. 29, 2022 • 3:54pm
Aleia Keating dresses as an Oompa Loompa in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. | Brian Feulner for The Standard

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Saturday marked the third annual Spooky Kooky Surffest in Pacifica, organized by longtime surfer and Pacifica resident Asi Ghiassi, along with a bunch of her friends.

Surfers dressed up as Oompa Loompas, mermaids and Tim Burton characters took to the waters Saturday morning for a festive, costumed show and fun competition.

The event this year was even larger than last year’s, said Ghiassi, who added it was beyond their “wildest dreams of how many people showed up and were just fully in costume.”

“The event ended, and everyone was like, ‘OMG, we can’t wait for next year,’” said Ghiassi.

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Check out pictures from the event below:

A Jolly Roger flag flaps in the wind as surfers participate in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Surfers participate in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Aleia Anderson surfs dressed as an Oompa Loompa during the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Sam Hatamian surfs as Bowser in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Aaron Zetley participates in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. Brian Feulner for The Standard
Shona Keating surfs as Sally from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Greyson Sessler, 8, surfs in a hula outfit during the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Sam Hatamian surfs as Bowser in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Surfers participate in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Sam Hatamian surfed as Bowser in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Stefan Mayo participates in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Brooke Velasquez participates in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest as a mermaid. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Greg Gahagan surfs in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Surfers participate in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest at Linda Mar Beach. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Ryan Devine participates in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Surfers participate in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Hugh Gurin participates in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest. | Brian Feulner for The Standard
Matt Hertzberg participates in the 2022 Spooky Kooky Surffest at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica. | Brian Feulner for The Standard

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