Over-the-Line tournament kicks off on Fiesta Island

SAN DIEGO - Families crowded Fiesta Island on Saturday for the start of the Over-the-Line tournament.

It is essentially a game of beach softball where the team names are lewd and clever but the competition is fierce.

"You know, it's very inviting. Everyone is social and fun but when they start playing, it gets serious," said player Gina Renner.

This is the 61st annual tournament but it has had its share of issues over the past couple of years. The event was nearly canceled last year after a lawsuit over the permitting process. Stemming from that, there was some controversy this year over whether people could bring their own alcohol.

Despite that, things remained the same and many young ones still came out.

"There are kids out here who play with their parents and they get to enjoy the sun and the fun … everything that is San Diego," said a participant.

The tournament is expected to draw in 40,000 to 50,000 people over the next two weeks.

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