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Oceanside Sports Commission

Oceanside is home to world renowned sporting events including IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside, Race Across America (RAAM), and Super Girl Surf Pro.

Oceanside Sports Commission, a division of Visit Oceanside, was created to identify, promote and enhance sporting events to create a positive economic impact and improve the quality of life for the community.

 The active and adventurous lifestyle is in our blood! The city offers a multitude of event venues to host tournaments, festivals, races and triathlons for all levels. The SoCal Sports Complex with twenty-one grass fields and the El Corazon Aquatic Center are a draw for collegiate and scholastic events for traveling teams, athletes, and their families. Oceanside’s beaches, harbor, parks and trails beckon outdoor adventure enthusiasts to enjoy cycling, surfing, pickleball, golf, birding, and fishing. 

 The Sports Commission team is your partner in planning and execution. We can be your liaison with local agencies, facilities operators, and other entities that impact the success of your event. We provide operational support through obtaining permits and venue contracts, collecting group rates for room blocks at qualified lodging properties, and creating a customized microsite with destination information. We offer marketing and media support with press release distribution to local media, promotion via social media and email marketing, and access to our collection of images and videos to enhance your efforts to boost attendance.

When the average year-round temperature in Oceanside is 70 degrees, locals and visitors alike will agree that the best place to be is outside, soaking up the sun. Our fabulous weather, family-friendly environment and central Southern California location, make Oceanside the ideal destination for your next sporting event.

Signature O'side Sporting Events

Fun Runs, Rides and Swims

Premium Endurance Events

Surfing Contests

Other Sporting Events

Calling All Surfing and Soccer Fans

Surf Contests

Surfing Waves Oceanside, CA

Part of Oceanside’s appeal is its connection to our authentic roots and our surfing heritage, while also being on the forefront of surfing’s future. At any given day at North Harbor Beach, you just might see a familiar face out on the breaks, or maybe a face that will soon breakout into the pros. Chances are, no matter when you’re traveling to Oceanside, a surf contest will be underway.

Soccer Tournaments

SoCal Sports Complex Oceanside

The SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside is an outdoor tournament recreational facility in Oceanside that currently includes 21 multi-use athletic fields on 52.5 acres. For more information on the complex, including directions, and how to book the fields, please visit our SoCal Sports Complex Page.

Past Signature Sporting Events

2018 Pan American Beach Handball Championship

Featured Beach Handball teams from North America, South America and Central America playing for the title of Pan American Beach Handball Champion.

ISA World Junior Championship
2015 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is the largest junior Surfing competition in the world. In attendance at the 2015 event were 322 athletes representing 36 National Teams.

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2013 – 2015 Honor Bowl

High School football showcase with teams from around the United States benefiting military veterans.

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2013 & 2014 Life Time Tri

Life Time Tri Series provided premier triathlon experiences in iconic U.S. destinations that welcome athletes of all abilities.

Related News

New Oceanside Beach Resort Name Has Been Announced

Hyatt Hotels Corporation proudly announces the naming of the new Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort, both expected to open in Spring 2021 in Oceanside, Calif. The two adjacent hotels will be the newest and largest oceanfront resort development in San Diego County in more than half of a century, collectively spanning 700 feet of beachfront property.

Visit Oceanside Partners with InjureFree for Safe Events

Visit Oceanside is the first destination in California to partner with InjureFree, a web-based risk management platform for COVID-19 tracking and response. Stressing the need to safely resume sporting and other events as essential to tourism recovery, Visit Oceanside says InjureFree’s technology is an important factor in being able to hold events while protecting the health and safety of those involved and the surrounding community.

The Shaper District: Surfboard Shaper Mecca in Oceanside

Surf culture is born and bred in Oceanside. It is no surprise that the hand-crafted artisan spirit has spilled over into the surfboard shaping industry. Discover the dozens of talented surfboard shapers that make up Oceanside’s very own “Shaper’s Alley.”

Have you seen the RAAM Vans?

The RAAM vans are the support vehicles for the participants of Race Across America (RAAM) and Race Across the West (RAW) and will be traveling with the riders as they make their way from Oceanside, CA to their final destinations of either Annapolis, MD or Durango, CO

We Can Help Plan Your Sporting Event

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. The Oceanside Sports Commission is committed to bringing quality events to Oceanside that best enhance our community. Working with our destination experts Visit Oceanside, you’ll have a partner in the process from conception to execution. 

For event assistance complete the form below or contact Dana Higgins directly at or 760-637-9953. 

You can also find us on CVENT!

“Visit Oceanside CVB has been instrumental in assisting our group…securing vendors and function sites for our VIP group …knows exactly what’s going on in the community… incredibly welcoming and we look forward to returning for many years to come.” – Troy Ford, Director IRONMAN XC Executive Challenge