South Bay Surf Series


The South Bay Surf Series is a five-event contest series presented by the South Bay Boardriders Club with the support of local surf shops and businesses.

The contests are open to all surfers with 11 divisions ranging from the under-9 year-old Micro Grom division to the over-50 Legends division. Surfers of all competitive experience levels are welcome to participate in the Surf Series, whether its your first-ever contest or are an experienced competitor looking to brush up on your competitive skills.

All competitors receive a contest t-shirt and free lunch along with other goodies while finalist from all divisions win great prize-packs.

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How to Enter
There are multiple ways to enter the South Bay Surf Series:


The most convenient way to enter is through our website. The online entry deadline is the Thursday night prior to each event.

Mail or in-person

Download the entry form and mail your entry & payment to us or you may drop off the entry at the surf shop who is sponsoring the contest.

At the Beach

Beach entries are subject to space availability and are honored on the first-come-first-serve basis. A $15 extra charge applies to all beach entries.



Youth Divisions
  • Micro Groms (9 & under)
  • Assisted Micro Groms (9 & under)
  • Groms (12 & under)
  • Boys (14 & under)
  • Juniors (18 & under)
  • Junior Women (18 & under)
Open and Adult Divisions
  • Open Men (all ages)
  • Open Women (all ages)
  • Open Longboard (all ages)
  • Masters (40-49)
  • Legends (50+)

Entry Fees

Youth Divisions (18 and under):
  • Club Member – $30.00
  • Non-Club Member – $40.00
Open and Adult Divisions:
  • Club Member – $40.00
  • Non-Club Member – $50.00

Any additional division - $20.00
*Beach entries are $15.00 extra for all divisions

Frequently asked questions about the South Bay Surf Series

When is the entry deadline?

The entry deadline is the Wednesday prior to the event at 11:45pm.
After the deadline, we will only accept beach entries on a first-come-first-serve basis. No exceptions.

No. Anyone can compete in the South Bay Surf Series. However, members get a discount on their entry fees.

We post the contest schedule on Friday evening prior to the contest.

The assisted Micro Grom division allows a parent/coach to accompany the competitor into the lineup to push and assist with catching waves during the heat.
This division was created because surfers in this age group are at various levels of development including the ability to catch waves on their own within the short timeframe of a heat.