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North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

Hosted by OMBAC – Old Mission Beach Athletic Club:

” The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) is calling all surfers to grab their vintage longboards and paddle out for a nostalgic competition at the 26th Annual Classic Longboard Surfing Contest on Saturday, September 14.

“The event will take place at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach starting at 8:15 a.m.

“The competition is an opportunity for surfers and spectators to gather and pay homage to the ‘Golden Age’ of surfing.

“All contestants must surf on longboards made in 1969 or older, nine feet or longer, with no leash. The two divisions include the Open Division for men and women ages 17 and up and the ‘Menehune’ Division for men and women 16 years of age and younger.

“Proceeds from the event will benefit the Prevent Drowning Foundation (PDF) of San Diego, previously known as the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation.

“Check-in for contestants will begin at 7:30 A.M. with the first heat scheduled to paddle out at 8:15 A.M. Advance registration to participate is $30 per person and day of registration is $40 per person. There is no fee for spectators.