CA Surfing Day 2019

Stop. Drop. Surf O’side – California Surfing Day 2019

We need your help celebrating Oceanside’s epic surf culture and community on California Surfing Day! 

As one of California’s original surf towns and an epicenter for the surf industry, Oceanside is celebrating its place as California’s “Capital of Surf” with a Stop, Drop and Surf O’side event at the Oceanside Pier on Friday, Sept. 20.

Spearheaded by the Oceanside Surf Industry, Oceanside’s surf community will show its pride for California’s official state sport with a history-making group beach photo followed by a fun surf session.

Recognizing Oceanside’s important contributions to surf culture and the surf industry, Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss has certified California Surfing Day an official city holiday and has given permission for employees to be an hour late to work so that they can join the city’s “Board Meeting.

Bring your board and your friends and join us for a morning of surf camaraderie and a history making beach photo. Surfers young and old will hit the beach at 6:15 a.m., pause for a quick group photo, then head out and enjoy the morning glass.

The first 200 surfers to arrive and participate in the photo will receive a commemorative t-shirt*. Plus, enjoy treats from some of our awesome local businesses including Beach Break Café and Suja Juice.

PS: Spread the word to your friends on social media using #CaliforniaSurfingDay and #SurfOceanside


Friday, September 20, 2019
Oceanside Pier 

Check-In at the Oceanside Pier 
First 200 surfers receive a free commemorative t-shirt*

Group Photo with Surfboards at the Beach

Community Surf Session

10:00am – 4:00pm
Free admission to the California Surf Museum
in celebration of California Surfing Day. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with surf legends such as Jericho Poppler and Paul Strauch who will be special guests for the day.



Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Logo

*Wristbands will be distributed to the first 200 surfers that arrive at the Oceanside Pier with their surfboard and participate in the group photo. Commemorative t-shirts will be distributed immediately prior to the group photo to those with a wristband. Prior registration does not guarantee a t-shirt. One t-shirt per participant. Sizing options will vary. Some restrictions may apply.

Oceanside Cultural Arts District logo

This event is presented in the Oceanside Cultural District.