Salt water therapy

By Morgan Noelle Smith

As surfers from around the world gathered on the south side of the Huntington Beach pier for the 2015 U.S. Vans Open of Surfing. On the north side of the pier, the scene was similar, less competitive, all inclusive. “Just like the waves in the ocean, so too are the waves in our emotion,’ said surfer Joel Pilgrim. “We really go through ups and downs in our life, and I guess the ocean just has a knack of just bringing people together.”