Oceanside Surf Contests and Competitions

Oceanside is a popular Southern California beach destination with over 3.5 miles of sandy beaches.  Due to the city’s geographical makeup, swells hit the shoreline at different degrees providing consistent surf conditions year-round.

With world-class waves, comes world class surfing! Oceanside is host to numerous professional and amateur surfing tournaments and contests throughout the year. Surf competitions are usually held at the Oceanside Pier or Oceanside Harbor, making for a picturesque backdrop to any surfing event held in the city.  If you’re looking to host a surf contest in Oceanside, please contact our Group Travel Department for more information.

Want to take surf lessons or scout out the popular surf spots? Learn more about the local Oceanside Surf Culture



USA Surfing Championships & Team Trials

The USA Surfing Championships brings the best surfers and stand-up paddlers from across the country for competition and includes longboard, SUP and adaptive divisions. 

Come see why USA Surfing has chosen Oceanside as their official training ground.

Held annually in the month of June.


Supergirl Pro 2019

Super Girl Surf Pro

Catch the best female surfers in the world at the Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro held annually at the Oceanside Pier. Surfing superstars including Bethany Hamilton and Carissa Moore have competed in the event, which is the only women’s Association of Professional Surfing (ASP) qualifying event in North America.

The event supports an eco-awareness platform that features a surf industry village with 40 vendor booths and a variety of activities including live music, an all-female DJ contest, a competitive video game tournament with the Super Girl Gamer Pro, and the Super Girl Skate Pro, featuring the world’s top 20 female skateboarders.

Held annually in the month of July.


Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest

Oceanside Longboard Surf Contest & Beach Festival

A two-day family-friendly event held annually at the Oceanside Pier and Amphitheater. The festivities include a world class surf competition using longboards and a festival with various activities and entertainment for all ages. 

Held annually in the month of August.


World Bodysurfing Championships

A must see! Four hundred of the best bodysurfers from around the country compete at the World Bodysurfing Championships at the Oceanside Pier. Visitors can watch the best in body surfing as they take off on killer waves and perform tricks to earn high scores from the judges. 

Held annually in the month of August.


US Open Adaptive Surfing Championship Oceanside

U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships

Established in 2017 right here in Oceanside, California, this contest showcases the best adaptive surfers in the country.  The event was founded by the Stoked for Life Foundation bringing awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adapted water sports through clinics and education in addition to raising awareness for access to our beach communities for those with disabilities. 

Held annually in the months of September or October.


VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Opening Ceremony (2013)

Super Girl Surf Pro (2018)



Accommodations for Surf Contests

Traveling to Oceanside for a surf contest? Visit Oceanside provides special lodging rates for the majority of our citywide events. Check our listing of signature events to see what has been arranged for your event.

Holding a Surf Contest

We can help guide you through the permitting process including exploring the best dates and location, and vetting your event prior to being submitted to city council. Our Sports & Events Task Force is committed to bringing quality events to Oceanside that best enhance our community. Working with Visit Oceanside, you’ll have a partner in the process from conception to execution. 


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