OCEAN CITY, Md. - There may be a bit of controversy building in Ocean City, where over 250 people have already signed a petition that could change a 40-year-old surfing law. Mick Chester started the petition on change.org, that may only need 200 more signatures to meet their goal.
"Right now they're limited to a block, and one of their proposals is to expand that to maybe two and a half blocks, that way they have more of a chance for waves they can surf with," said Ocean City councilman, Brent Ashley.
Out of nine miles of beach, the surfing community says they're only designated 1,000 feet of that area. The Mayor and City Council both received letters with this request, and have agreed to put together a committee to discuss it.
"If there is something we can do to make it more practical, better to serve surfers and the visitors that's something we're going to look at.," said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan.
Mayor Meehan also tells WMDT he should have all the members of the committee chosen this week.