These are serious photo enthusiasts. They were there very early to claim their spot and they were armed with cameras fitted with powerful zoom lenses.
This is the south side of the pier were the competition was being held.
Same side, behind the grandstand, where the sponsors have their booths to showcase their products or services.
North side of the pier, where the beachgoers were just relaxing and taking in the sun, not caring a bit about the surfing competition.