NorCal Edition | august 7, 2009 


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Don't miss the film premiere & celebration events for...

 Dear & Yonder
"Daring Stories of Ladies United by the Sea"

Fri, Aug 7:  *TONITE!*
SF Art Show Opening & Bash at Mollusk | info

Sat, Aug 8:  *TOMORROW*
*Free* SF Screening at Potrero Del Sol Park | info

Fri, Aug 14: 
Film, Benefit Dinner & Art Show at Pie Ranch | info

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You're invited to three great events celebrating the premiere of "Dear & Yonder," and the many local artists involved.  It's a beautifully shot documentary on the history of female surfers, from top pros to epic adventurers, and their passion for the ocean. 

Dear & Yonder is produced by Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler, who started Villa Villa Cola productions in the early 90s, a prescient female skateboard company turned into creative activists, their mission was to inspire more “lady shredders” out there with 'zines and videos like Getting Nowhere Faster, documenting the explosive progress of female skaters.

Lessler and Campbell (who happens to be surf filmmaker/artist Thomas Campbell’s wife), have put together an impressive, conscious film that highlights women's contributions to the ocean culture, such as Santa Cruz surfer/shaper Ashley Lloyd, who shapes with soy-based Biofoam blanks to San Francisco bodysurfer Judith Sheridan (depicted in the right-hand photo), known for swimming in triple-overhead Ocean Beach waves and formidable Mavericks.

Other women in the film venture to the far reaches of the globe, including Liz Clark who is single handedly sailing around the world in search of waves.  Top women surf pros killing it on some of the world's best waves include Kassia Meador, Stephanie Gilmore, Sofia Mulanvich, Coco Ho and more.  Rounding out the film is a segment on top skateboarders, including Amy Caron, Letica Buffoni and Elissa Steamer.  All in all, the film conveys a good sense of place and history and encourages sustainable practices.  The soundtrack features San Francisco artists Vetiver, Ty Segall, Drift of a Curse, King City, Tussle, Thee Oh Sees and Hey Will Power.

See the Zuna Swell Events calendar below the screenings & related events.


Ashley Lloyd                     Kassia Meador  

all photos by Tiffany Campbell



So, get out if you can! ...AUGUST is a great time to head out and catch the latest summer surf flicks, escape out of town, and check the surf contests happening up & down the coast.   This weekend, August 7-9, is particularly packed with events, including  Dear & Yonder's surf art benefit & outdoor film screening, the World Kiteboard Championships, and the Ocean Beach neighborhood festival for "Sunday Streets San Francisco."  

Don't miss this month's other surf films:  "Surfing 50 States" on 8/15 (win tickets!), and Tk8 Last Trip -- where Tom Curren performs live music with the film on August 19, 20, & 23  in the Bay Area.  And for the kids,  "Surf's Up" plays on Capitola beach 8/28.


Surfari Radar-wise, read below about a getaway to train with Holly Beck and more.  And of course, there are plenty more events to peruse in our Swell Events calendar & surf contest lists....Our next newsletter publishes around August 20th.


- Monica & the Zuna Surf crew




Win Tickets to "Surfing 50 States"

We're giving away a pair of tickets to the Santa Cruz premier of "Surfing 50 States" debuts at Rio Theatre on Saturday, August 15 at 7pm.  This X-Dance film selection tells the story of two Aussies, Jonno & Stefan, and their goal to somehow surf every U.S. state...from the North Shore to a 15-foot pile of potatoes in Idaho, and a Wizard of Oz stage production in Kansas. Click here for event details & to see the trailer.

To enter our giveaway, simply reply to this email AND TELL US your Top 2 "surfari" trip destinations outside the U.S. that you're considering in the next 12 months. Reply by Tuesday 9am PST, August 11.  Include your cell number too. Winner will be notified by email.


A smattering of local snippets, bargains & tips...Got a sale, product or news to announce?  Email it over!


10th Annual Kahuna Kupuna Contest

An art auction featuring Russell Crotty's work, raffle prizes all day long, a great aloha vibe, cool driftwood trophies, and a chance to free surf to music next to the contest...Don't miss the fun Surfing for Life Kahuna Kupuna Classic,  Saturday August 15 at Linda Mar. Catering to the 40+ set, this benefit contest for Pacifica's Environmental groups draws many of the local area talent together to compete and hang out.  There are long & shortboard age group divisions, plus a co-ed "intergenerational" team category that includes younger surfers.  For entries & info visit here.  More sponsors welcome!


Sunday Streets San Francisco: Ocean Beach Celebration - Aug 9

Celebrate the outdoors and the Great Highway's
Sunset & Richmond 'hoods.  Mayor Newsom closes down Lincoln Ave and area streets so you can enjoy live music and  activities like- *free*bike & roller skate rentals, lessons and maintenance; outdoor yoga, dance & fitness classes; games, food & booths; penguin themed arts and activities for the kids; beach activities and more. The next Great Highway event is on Sept 9, focused around the Zoo to GG Park, and along Ocean Beach. 

Web Guru Wanted

The San Mateo Surfrider Chapter is looking for a volunteer a few hours a month to help them with website and e-blast production, plus liasoning with National Surfrider.  If you're versant in HTML, CSS, and more, and creative with building campaigns, get in touch for more details be emailing:

Women on Waves  - Oct 3-4

The 12th annual Women on Waves Longboard Surf Festival and benefit in Capitola has announced it has started accepting entries for its October surf contest.  Competitors can register online here.  They are also seeking bands & DJs to fill up slots on the Main Stage from 11am till evening on both days.


Hot Deals for Hot Destinations.


SANTA BARBARA... Need a warm getaway or retreat while taking your surfing to the next level? Want to train with Holly Beck? Round up your friends and head to the Surf Stronger Fitness and Performance Camp, September 18-20 in Santa Barbara. Surf Stronger founders, Scott Adams and Todd Walsh have put together a unique surf fitness, performance, and wellness weekend. You will train with the Surf Stronger crew with daily workouts, yoga, Stand Up Paddling, TRX training, and more. The weekend also includes surf sessions and expert coaching from professional surfer and Surf Stronger team member, Holly Beck.  Learn more or reserve your spot here

If you can’t get away, get in great shape locally with Scott and Todd’s one-on-one and group training in Santa Cruz (co-taught with big-wave charger Tyler Fox) and Santa Barbara.  The surf-specific workouts feature TRX suspension training, Stand Up Paddling, sand runs, and ocean swims to building strength and core stability.  Email for more info.  

Get a feel for their training here by checking out their latest downloadable Surf Stronger workout video with Holly Beckor their DVD series.  (above right photo by Nikki Brooks)

Report from Cabo:  
From our sources living down in Cabo, "the economic situation here is dire.  Hotels have closed off wings and laid off hundreds of employees.  The Palmilla laid off 150!  The busy street we see in town are almost empty as are most of the restaurants.  The only thing that isn't uncrowded is the water!  The big surf keeps the surf schools close to the shore but they're still out there.  Amazing.  We've had some great SW swells roll through, too."


Got a cool event to share or publicize?  Just reply to this email and give us the scoop! 
All submissions are subject to editorial review.


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art opening  
Aug 7 - fri Art Show Celebration for "Dear & Yonder" film san francisco  

Prue Beach Wall

(byTiffany Campbell)
when: Friday August , 7pm-10pm
Mollusk Surf Shop,  4500 Irving St at 46th Ave,  SAN FRANCISCO
more: Dear & Yonder

In celebration of the film premiere Dear & Yonder, Mollusk Surf Shop kicks things off with group art show showcasing the talented artists supporting the film. See fantastic works by Moses Berkson, Thomas Campbell, Tiffany Campbell, Jeff Canham, Andy Davis, Chris Del Moro, Amy Jo Diaz, Chris Duncan, Kyle Field, Laura Flippen, Dave Gardener, Christopher Gentile, Evan Hecox, Rich Jacobs, Rachel Kaye , Alex Kopps, Erin Kunkel, Peter McBride, John McCambridge, Geoff McFetridge, Liz Pepin, Lana Porcello, Brittany Powell, Augustus Thompson, Paul Urich, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Dave Muller , Ray Potes,  John Smart, Stefan Simikich, Derek Snodgrass, Johanna St. Clair, Ed Templeton, Spencer Tunik, Tobin Yelland and more.  

The San Francisco female duo, Black Bow will perform an acoustic set.  On Saturday, Aug 8, head out for the *free* SF film screening or the Aug 14 benefit at Pie Ranc.


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film screening  
Aug 8 - sat Film Premiere:  "Dear & Yonder" film + live music san francisco  

when: 5pm-10pm, Saturday August 8
Potrero Del Sol Park at 25th St & Potrero Ave, SAN FRANCISCO
more: Dear & Yonder SF Screening event

Don't miss the SF premiere of Tiffany Morgan Campbell and Andria Lessler's "Dear & Yonder," a beautifully shot documentary on women and their passion for the wave, made with the support of many local artists.  C'mon out for some fun at Potrero del Sol Park.  At 5pm, the local band showcase will begin,  including a set from the little ladies of the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, Black Bow (with their amps this time) and Thee Oh Sees.  Then around 8:30pm (sundown) the movie will show on a big ol' outdoor screen.  Bring a blanket, warm layers, picnic and friends!


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kiteboard comp    
now thru sat aug 8 Kiteboard Course Racing World Championships  |  San Francisco  


daily through sat aug 8


Crissy Field, wind conditions permitting


St. Francis Yacht Club |  SBC kiteboarding's Event coverage


Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, the first ever World Championship Kiteboard Course Racing is taking place in San Francisco for five days, Aug 4-8.  Watch the aerial assault and fun at Crissy Field with racers (including locals like Jeff Kafka, Chip Wasson and more)s peeding between Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.  Results thus far...


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grand opening bash  
august 9 - sun The Sunday Streets San Francisco |  Ocean Beach  



when: 10am-2pm, sunday, august 9
where: Lincoln Ave and area streets
more: event page & map

Celebrate the outdoors and the Great Highway's Sunset & Richmond 'hoods.  Mayor Newsom closes down Lincoln Ave and area streets so you can enjoy live music and activities like *free*bike & roller skate rentals, lessons and maintenance; outdoor yoga, dance & fitness classes; games, food & booths; penguin themed arts and activities for the kids; beach activities and more. The next Great Highway event is on Sept 9, focused around the Zoo to GG Park, and along Ocean Beach.  ...


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art opening    
aug 11 - tues Surfrider Benefit: Celebrity Mosaic Project   Carlsbad, CA  
when: Tuesday, Aug 11; On exhibit through Sept 8
where: Sea Life Aquarium, Carlsbad

Event page


On August 11, Sea Life Aquarium celebrates its first birthday and unveils its Celebrity Mosaic Project to benefit the Surfrider Foundation.  The displays feature one-of-a-kind mosaics from star talent including Al Pacino, Brooke Shields, Heidi Klum, Mark Hoppus and Tony Hawk to name a few.  These mosaics and others will be on display throughout LEGOLAND California Resort and SEA LIFE Aquarium from the 11th through September 8, and will be a listed auction on


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chapter mtg    
aug 11- tues Surfrider SC Chapter Meeting |  Santa Cruz  
when: Tuesday, aug 11, 7:00 pm
where: Simpkins Swim Center Community Room, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
contact: 831-476-7667 Surfrider
more: Surfrider SC

We will discuss chapter business, then view a 30 minute video called "Watershed Revolution". Why do you hear more talk about watersheds these days, and why is that important to Surfrider Foundation? Because the health of our watersheds impacts the quality of the water we surf in. Steve Shimek, Executive Director of Monterey Coastkeepers will be there to give us a brief update on Salinas River issues.  Next beach clean up is in Sept, TBD -- a Coastal Cleanup event.


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gear sale  
aug 12 - wed UltraNectar Factory Clearance & Sample Sale  |  Oakland  


when: Thursday July 16, 6pm-8pm
where: UltraNectar, 867 Isabella St, Oakland, Ca
contact: 510-251-1640  |

Chip Wasson & the crew at UltraNectar are having a killer factory clearance sale with blowout prices.  C’mon out for refreshments and score sweet surf & kiteboarding apparel for men & women from the spring, summer & winter lines.  There are also sleeping bags, jackets and more from Snow Creek (who've made gear for North Face & Patagonia). Men’s Surf trunks in several colors are $20; Nectarine Women's vests for $35.  Look for the “UN” Flags on the black fence on West Grand Ave. entrance. There is plenty of parking.  Click here to start shopping.


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film benefit & dinner  
Aug 14 - fri  "Dear & Yonder" Film Premiere, Benefit Dinner & Art Show |  pescadero  

when: 6pm-10pm Fri Aug 14
Pie Ranch at Hwy 1, Pescadero (just north ofAno Nuevo)
$20-60 | tickets
more: Dear & Yonder Pescadero/Santa Cruz event

A wide community of artists, filmmakers, and surfers supported the creation of Tiffany Morgan Campbell and Andria Lessler's film"Dear & Yonder," and the Santa Cruz premier continues to build this community focus with local farmers, chefs, musicians and surfers converging for a benefit dinner and live bluegrass music preceding the showing on Friday, August 14 at the Pie Ranch barn up by Ano Nuevo. The Mattson 2, a young jazz duo comprised of twin brothers, Jarred and Jonathan Mattson, will perform during the benefit dinner, which will support their parents (one of which is battling cancer, the other recovering from the removal of a brain tumor). The event will also feature a silent art auction to help with the remaining production costs of the film, and will include works by Santa Cruz artists Dave Gardner, David Kimball Anderson, Nikki Brooks, Thomas Campbell and Tiffany Campbell.  "We see this event as an opportunity to bring together all different creative parts of the community in celebration of the diversity and life that makes this community unique," say Campbell & Lessler.


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surf film  
aug 15 - sat Film Premiere:  Surfing 50 States | santa cruz  
when: Saturday, Aug 15, 11am-6pm
Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave.  SANTA CRUZ
price: $8 adults / $5 kids

This X-Dance film selection tells the story of two Aussies, Jonno & Stefan, and their goal to somehow surf every U.S. state...from the North Shore to a 15-foot pile of potatoes in Idaho and a Wizard of Oz stage production in Kansas. Click to see the trailer.  


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aug 16 - sun Maia Negre Art at Capitola Art on the Beach | santa cruz  
when: Sunday, Aug 16, 11am-6pm
where: Capitola Art on the Beach, Capitola
price:  free entry
more: Maia Negre Fine Art website

The multi-talented Santa Cruz painter & surfer MAIA NEGRE showcases her art on Sundays at the Capitola Art on the Beach event at the Village Esplanade from 11am-6pm. This is the last Sunday.


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beach cleanup    
aug 16 - sun Surfrider SF Beach Cleanup   |  San Francisco  
when: Suun Aug 16 10am-12pm
where: Ocean Beach  - Sloat, San Francisco | map
contact: Beach Clean-up Coordinator, Barbara Lau via our contact form.
more: Surfrider SF | Beach Cleanups

Join us for our regular beach clean-up - Every 2 weeks at 10am on Sundays. We provide all of the necessary cleanup supplies at our cleanups -- just show up!  Be sure to check our events calendar prior to arriving to ensure there are no last-minute changes. Rain cancels any planned cleanups.


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film premier  
aug 19 - wed - S. Cruz
aug 20 -
thur - SF
aug 22 -
sat - Carmel
Film:  TK* Last Ride | Meet Tom Curren  |  Santa Cruz & San Francisco  

when: 8pm - 9:30, Wed August 19
Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave.  SANTA CRUZ
price: $10-20  |  Santa Cruz Tickets
when: 8pm - 9:30, Thu August 20
Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St, San Francisco  (BART: 16th St Station)
price: $10-20  |  SF Tickets

Santa Cruz filmmaker Josh Pomer premieres his latest film, Tk8 Last Ride with surf legend Tom Curren performing live music simultaneously with the film.  The evening features free giveaways, a DJ, opportunities to meet Tom Curren and other pros, a raffle, and more.   The Tk8 film stars surfers Dane Reynolds, Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, Killian Garland, Ratboy and Bobby Martinez ripping it up at locations around the globe.  VIP Tickets and General Admission are available.  VIP includes early entry, preferred seating and a meet & greet with surf legend Tom Curren and director Josh Pomer.


Pomer will show the trailer for his upcomingfeature documentary,  "The Westsiders" – the true story of The Westsiders Surf Tribe as seen through the eyes of three best friends, Ratboy, Barney, Flea and their heavy-handed mentor Vince Collier.  

More info on the Aug 22 Monterey/Carmel screening at Don Ricketts Lab.


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surfrider cleanup  
aug 22 - sat SURFRIDER San Mateo Cleanup with Live 105 pacifica  

when: 12noon-2pm, August 22
where: Sharp Park, Pacifica
contact: Surfrider San Mateo

Surfrider San Mateo County Chapter and the LIVE 105 Action Team invite you for another beach cleanup, at Pacifica's Sharp Park Beach.  We’ll provide gloves and bags (but feel freet o bring your own) plus there’ll be free Manchester Orchestra CDs and Family Guy DVDs from LIVE 105 (while supplies last) for whoever finds the most awesome piece of trash...or asks nicely!

Sign in at the Surfrider table in the grassy picnic area just south of the pier.   If you become a new or renewing member of the Surfrider at the event, you'll get a Surfrider Beach in a Bag membership package, including a limited edition Surfrider beach bag and other goodies!


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surf clinics    
aug 22 & 23 SURF CLINICS with Heather Hyde bolinas  

heather hyde
when: August 22, 23
where: Brighton Beach, Bolinas
contact: Heather Hyde at 707.535.6292

Seeking to get your surfing to the next level? Got friends wanting to learn to surf? Heather Hyde, CSI (certified surf instructor), a talented longboard and shortboard competitor,  has been teaching surfing for 10 years and has the knowledge and patience to help you reach your surfing goals. Visit Pura Vida Adventures for her bio. 

Rates:   1-day session - $75 | Weekend (2 classes) - $135 |  Summer special – 4 weekends (or any 8 sessions) - $480.  Equipment is not included.  Add $20 for board and wetsuit rental.  Clinic times are based on tides & conditions. Generally an AM and PM session are offered.  More info: 707-547-7965  


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aug 28-30  fri-sun Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival san francisco  
when: all day & night August 28-30 
where: San Francisco's Golden Gate Park & off-site venues

The Outside Lands Festival returns to Golden Gate Park at the end of the month. Don't miss performances from Pearl Jam, Incubus, Silversun Pickups, Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Calexico, Tenacious D and many more.  Don't miss out on the "Winehaven" tent where 25 local wineries will be at the fest to talk about their wines and allow you sample up to 75 wines....Food-wise, on hand is the "A Taste of the Bay Area" showcasing local cuisine from area restaurants, from Hog Island Oysters to Burgermeister. Also, Outside Lands ‘Night shows take over 4 SF music venues  - Mezzanine, The Independent, Rickshaw Stop and Poleng Lounge-- to keep the music going well past midnight. Single-day & 3-day advance tickets are still available.


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art exhibit    
now thru fri aug 28 SFMOMA's "Pipeline:  Art, Surfing, and The Environment"  | San Francisco  

Leo Bersamina

when: Now thru Fri Aug 28

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Building A, Fort Mason Center, San Fran

contact: 415-441-4777
price: Free | Gallery hours: 11:30am–5:30 pm, Tu–Sat.
more: Event page

Through August 28, don't miss SFMOMA Artists Gallery's exhibit, Pipeline: Art, Surfing, and the Ocean Environment, which examines the influence of surf culture on Bay Area artists.  See paintings, sculptures, photos, installations, film, and mixed media works plus Jeff Clark's custom surfboards. The education room will show The Surfer’s Journal's 50 Years of Surfing on Film, showcasing the history of surf films through interviews of the most influential filmmakers and the surfers in their films from 1940s to 2000s.

  artists include Doug Acton, Anthony Bacigalupo, Jo Ann Biagini, Leo Bersamina, Charlie Callahan, George Corzine, Peter Shepard Cole, Keone Downing, Jessica Dunne, Jack Y. Ford Collection, Colin Gift, Terry Hoff, Dale Hope/Kahala, Max Lawrence, Ian MacLean, Reuben Margolin, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Linny Morris, Adrienne Keahi Pao, Christophe Piallat, Frank Quirarte, Don Ross, and Charles Valoroso. 

Exhibition Highlights

Charlie Callahan’s paintings reverse the typical roles in which nature and humans are cast. His vivid, large-scale works painted on beach debris, imagine humans as victims consumed by sea predators.

Reuben Margolin looks closely at water, observes its dynamics, and translates it into handcrafted forms using salvaged materials. The resulting kinetic sculptures are moving tributes to the unseen forces that move water.

Adrienne Pao
’s series of color photographs evoke travel posters that have attracted tourists to the Hawaiian Islands since the advent of jet travel. Beachfront Property at Diamond Head/Lei’ahi Kapa depicts the Waikiki shoreline of today, overrun with tourists and encroached upon by concrete high rises. Pao re-frames the visitor experience and calls into question the practice of exoticizing other cultures, the natural environment, and women. 

Charles Valoroso
grew up surfing Kalapaki on the island of Kauai. He is noted as the first artist to pay homage to the Aloha shirt in a series of large-scale oil paintings. His work has been translated into textiles for the Kahala shirt line. For the exhibition he will present an installation piece that includes paintings of the ocean that verge on the abstract and as well as works from his Bikini Atoll series.

Linny Morris
photographed environmental issues such as the struggle to preserve Midway Atoll and its wildlife. She also made photographs of the world that exists below the surface of the water. Her appreciation of the ocean and her eye for abstraction are showcased in the exhibition. 

Peter Shepard Cole
’s realist works evoke the early period of Hawaiian contact with the West. His references are haunting; there are native women donned in layers of Victorian garb and hand-to-hand combatants. In the painting, Self-Portrait as Captain Cook, Cole imagines himself in the vulnerable position of the man who opened the door to the transformation of Hawaii and paid a high price for it.


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film outdoors  
aug 28 - fri Movies at the Beach:  SURF's UP |  Capitola  
when: friday aug 28 | 6:30pm seating, 7:30pm film
Capitola Beach, Capitola
price: *free*
more: Capitola Village Events

Bring the family and friends and enjoy a summer movie on Capitola beach.  Seating begins at 6:30 PM.  Movie starts at 7:30 PM.  Don't miss the Free popcorn from 7-7:30pm.  Come early and grab parking, have dinner in Capitola village, and grab a movie seating spot.  Bring flashlights, beach chairs, blankets, and warm layers.  


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surf contest calendar     contest photo

Below is a list of upcoming contests in Northern & Central California, along with other select areas.  Plan your surf sessions & travel accordingly.   For contest submissions, email details to "events {at}"

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August 8-9


WSA/Gatorade Championship Searies Event #1 - Trail 1, San Onfree

The 2009-2010 season for the WSA -- the oldest amateur series in the U.S. -- kicks off in August. Divisions for men, women & kids in shortboard, longboard & bodyboard divsions.  There's also a newly added 10 & under boys divison, too. |  Entries & Info |  Next 3 events include:

  • September 19 & 20, 2009, Surfers Point, Ventura

  • October 24 & 25, 2009, Ponto, South Carlsbad

  • November 14 & 15, 2009, Pismo Beach Pier


August 15



10th Annual Kahuna Kupuna Classic  - Linda Mar - Pacifica, CA

The Kahuna Kupuna is an annual shortboard & longboard surf contest that honor the more experienced surfers among us and benefits Pacifica’s Environmental Family, a non-profit umbrella which includes Pacifica Beach Coalition, Pacifica Garden Project and Vallemar Conservators.  Don't miss out on the huge raffle, the driftwood trophies, the art auction of Russel Croty's work and the aloha vibe.


NEW: Entry fees have been reduced to $60 (individuals) and $30 for under 40 surfers in the team division.  DIVISIONS: Men's & women's age groups start at 40 & up, plus  intergenerational team division for 6-member teams that represent 3 generations (surfers under 40 welcome).  Awards party at the Log Shop starts at 5:30pm.  | Entries & Info | Forms also available at most Bay Area surf shops or call Roy Earnest, 650-438-6378.


August 22-23


NSSA Gold Coast Conference  -  Mandalay Shores - Oxnard, CA

The Gold Coast Explorers conference for the Nat'l Scholastic Surf Association groms kicks off for AA & A divisions |  Event Info


August 30


NSSA Northwest Conference  -  Linda Mar - Pacifica, CA

The Northwest conference open for groms in NorCal kicks off for AA & A divisions. | Event Info




August 14-16




OLSC Surf Contest & End of Summer Beach Festival +
Guy Takayama Pro Noseriding & Pro Open Contest

Oceanside Pier - Oceanside, CA

The 25th Annual contest by the OLBSC draws surfers & pros alike from Santa Cruz/SF to Coronado.  The Guy Takayama Pro contests pay out prize money! The festival includes expo booths, a full music lineup in the bandshell and more.  Be sure to stop by the California Surf Museum while you're down there and say hi to pro surfer Julie Cox. | Entries & Info - Enter by Aug 1.

August 22-23

Point Mugu Surf Contest - Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu, CA

Pt. Mugu is a mysto break usually reserved for those with U.S. military connections.  Bathymetry-wise,  Southern-Hemi swells get concentrated within an offshore submarine canyon, creating sweet A-frames and roaring, freight-train-style barrels...


This 2nd annual contest is a 2-day event, open to the public to enter and watch.  Highlights include Kelly Slater and other top pros competing in the pro-am, along with also Tony Hawk and skate boarding, motocross jumping, and a live concert by a big-name headliner.  131 surfers entered last year's contest, and more than 1,000 spectators gathered to watch. 

Contest divisions: Junior Men (17 &under), Open Men, Military Men, Open/Military Women, Bodyboard and Longboard.   Only 1 division can be entered.  Entry fees: $20 for military; $100 for civilians.   Enter by July 17.


Presented by Quiksilver &  coordinated by the Navy's Morale Welfare Recreation Department. | Entries & Info | How to Get There




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