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2015 Surf for the Sea, 6 and under finalists. (photo: Sheri Crummer)

20th Annual Surf for the Sea, September 10-11

Oceanside CA—The 20th Annual Surf for the Sea will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2016 at North Jetty Oceanside Harbor. The Oceanside Firefighters event will take place on Friday, September 9 and will feature our local public safety officers surfing in a fun filled event.

Surf for the Sea is a commemorative surfing event in loving memory of the late Harry Bennett, Steve Leighton, Tore Bonura, Chuck “Clubber” Hundley, Banning Capps, Court Overin, John Craven, Midget
Smith, Casey Williams, Chris Pompa, Michael Pultz, Susie Prestie, John Douglas and most recently Brandon Dreyer and Logan Lipton, all local surfers and family of Surf for the Sea who have passed away.

This is a memorial benefit for the Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter and other environmental organizations helping to protect our coast, ocean, waves and beaches. Trophies will be awarded in 15 divisions. The entry fee is $50 for amateur and $100 for the Pro Division. All competitors receive an event T-shirt, lunch catered by local Oceanside restaurant Johnny Manana’s, and a chance at the opportunity raffle including surfboards, wetsuits, and great prizes provided by the surfing industry.

Surf for the Sea also includes a Beach Clean-Up that ties into the theme of environmental awareness. Entry blanks are available in Oceanside at Johnny Manana’s Restaurant, Asylum Surf Shop, Surfride Board Shop, PCH Mortgage & Real Estate and Byrne & Chemistry Surfboards as well as on-line at www.surfwsa.org, www.surfsss.org, www.internationalsurfservices.com and our Facebook page.

Check the photos and smiling faces on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/surfforthesea. The competition will start each day at 7 am. For further information on this event and how you can become a sponsor, please contact contest director Carolyn Krammer at (760) 439-0863 or e-mail carolnoceanside@cs.com.