THE SECOND ANNUAL SURF HAPPENS CONTEST / EXHIBITION / PARTY!
Boys and Girls | Ages 4-14 | ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
August 10th 9am-4pm @ Santa Claus Lane Beach & Surf Happens Dojo
The event is designed to provide a fun and low pressure surfing and skateboarding contest for local youth to gather and showcase their skills, glean experience in the competitive environment, and learn from the areas best. Movement is good for the mind body and spirit. We believe in promoting board sports as a healthy lifestyle, a means to an end that links the individual to an amazing, eclectic global community, and endless adventures that all start right in our back yard at the beach and on the street.
**Online sign ups run through Wednesday August 8th at midnight. Beach entries will be accepted on first come first serve basis. Heats and schedule will be posted by Thursday at 5pm!
Pizza and refreshments following the contest! Free for competitors/$5 suggested donation for parents. Event proceeds will benefit Surf Happens Foundation.
The surf contest features both a novice division U8 (push in) Paddle In (Co-Ed all ages), and then elite (open) divisions. Boards and wetsuits are provided for all divisions, with coaches on hand to assist during heats. Elite divisions are paddle in only and separated into age categories U8,U10, U12, and U14. The 2nd Annual Surf Happens Board Riders event will also feature a girls division, the Wahines Open U 14.
Surf Contest Rules: All heats are 15 minutes in duration with the top two waves counted towards advancement. The top 50% of each heat will move on to the next round. Judges are looking for length of ride, size of wave, style and flow, commitment and critical nature of waves ridden and maneouvers executed. Points are tallied on a 0-10 scale. 10 wave maximum.
The Skateboarding component will be held on a standard 3.5′ mini half pipe located at the Surf Happens shop and dojo 3825 Santa Claus Lane. Age division brackets will be the same as the surfing event with U8,U10, U12, and U14 dvisions, and the Wahines Open U 14. U12 and under divisions are co-ed if a rider wishes to compete in the younger divisions. In addition to the half pipe competition there will be a Skate Jam/ Free Skate area in the front of the shop for warm ups and fun. The Skate Jam/ Free Skate area will have 1/4′ pipe, rail, and a carver mini tin wave. Fun for the whole family and we will have instructors to assist the little ones. Waivers must be signed, and helmets worn! We will also have Carver skate board demos on hand to get that sidewalk surfing and cross training experience. 19 time X games announcer of 99.9 and ESPN fame will be announcing both the surf and skate components to acknowledge and stoke out the groms.
Skateboard Competition Rules: 2 minute runs in the opening round will determine the top 5 finishers to move on to the finals. Points are accrued by difficulty of trick, style and flow, completion of tricks, and the diversity of tricks on a 0-100 scoring total. Top 5 finishers will then go into 3 minute run finals round where winner takes all.
Surf and Skate:
Points will be tallied for event placing in both surf and skate with individual and overall board rider champions crowned the day of the event back at the Surf Happens Dojo.
Event proceeds will benefit Surf Happens Foundation!
Surf and Skate $65
2nd divisions surf ($25)
2nd division skate ($15)