09 April 2010
ith the arrival of summer in Oceanside, we are reminded that the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club's annual Coalition surf contest is right around the corner. As a celebration of summer days at the beach with friends and family, we will be hosting our 27th Annual Longboard Surf Contest and Festival August 12 – 14th.
As an added surfing experience, this event has been combined with the 11th Annual Guy Takayama Pro Noseriding surfing contest. As in years past, this year’s event promises to provide the public with a wide variety of activities that the whole family can enjoy and an opportunity for sponsors and vendors to promote your products or services. This is also a call to action to all Club Members to get ready to help out in any way, shape or form to help make this contest as successful as it can possibly be.
Some of California's and Hawaii's most influential longboard surfers have been attracted to the Oceanside Contest over its 26 year history and this year will be no different. Professional and amateur surfers from Santa Cruz to Coronado will compete for bragging rights in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs portion of the event and for some cash in the 10th Annual Guy Takayama Pro Noseriding Contest.
In the Band Shell area, just a few paces from the beach, vendors will display merchandise and sell products or services to the contest spectators as well as the high volume of casual beachgoers. If you have participated with us in the past then you know what a terrific venue the Band Shell area is. Located adjacent to the pier and beach contest site, the venue attracts visitors to both the beach and pier. With ample space to set up display booths, musicians providing jamming musical entertainment, food and drink available close by; products receive the exposure they deserve in a uniquely southern California atmosphere.
Our event will be publicized in local newspapers, online, on the radio and through the California network of participating surf clubs. Additionally, if you choose to be an event sponsor, your business can advertise in the contest program available to all competitors and the public. Your contribution to this event will be used to assist with funding local middle and high school surfing programs and the California Surf Museum.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a unique southern California event at a popular venue - the Oceanside Pier, which is frequented by surfers and their families, beachgoers and tourists taking in the California beach culture and lifestyle during the peak of the summer season.