OLSC 33rd Annual Club Contest

August 12 - 13, 2017

Oceanside, CA


The 33rd Annual OLSC Contest, designated as a Coalition of Surfing Clubs Event, will begin on Saturday, August 12, 2017. 

The first 12 teams returning a full team roster with full payment will be entered into the event.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.  Please return roster and payment by club check no later than July 20, 2017. Partial rosters are welcome! After July 20th, clubs who have not submitted rosters will NOT be guaranteed entry into the event and alternates will be added into any vacant spots.


Menehune (14 and under) – $50

Jr. Men (15-19) – $80

Men (20-29) – $80

Sr. Men (30-39) – $80

Masters (40-49) – $80

Grand Masters (50-59) – $80

Legends (60-69) – $80 

Super Legends (70+) – 80.00

Jr Women (15-19) – $80

Women (20-34) – $80

Sr. Women (35-49) – $80

Women 50+ (50+) – $80

Stand Up Paddle (Open) – $80

Tandem (Open) – $80

There will be a $25.00 discount if you sign up for more than one division. 

Submit completed roster and check made out to OLSC to:

Gretchen Harris

12523 Caminito Vista Soledad

San Diego, CA 92130

Event proceeds will benefit, The California Surf Museum, the Scholastic Surf Series, the Oceanside and El Camino High School Surf teams and the Stella Maris Surf Association.


Each team will consist of the following number of entries: 2-Jr. Men, 2-Men, 2- Sr.Men, 2 Master, 2-Grand Master, 2-Legend, 2- Jr Women, 2- Women, 2-Sr. Women, 2-Menehune Boys and 2-Menehune Girls, 2-stand up paddle and 1 Tandem team.  Clubs may have alternates, depending upon availability (must be paid in full).  Any two members placing highest in each division will earn qualifying points for the team.  All age divisions will be scored evenly using the coalition scoring system.  The paddle race and stand-up paddle count for points. Alternates must be paid in full with initial club application by the entry deadline.  Team Captains will be notified of status of alternate entries and refunds will be made for alternates who do not surf due to unavailable space only.  Age divisions will be based on the contestants age as of January 1, 2017.


There will be a tandem division and scored as any other age division. 


Board size is 9 feet. The only exception is Menehune’s and women, which will be 9 feet or 3 feet over competitor’s head.  Boards will be measured.  Heats consist of 6 competitors for a total of 15 minutes.  Top 2 waves will be tabulated.  Finals consist of 6 competitors for a total of 20 minutes.  Top 2 waves will be tabulated in final event.


All divisions will be judged using Ride Quality Recorder (RQR) rules. (See Contest Rules and Regulations).  There will be 3-5 judges and a Head judge.  Carolyn Krammer will be tabulating the judge’s scores.   TheTeam Captain” is the only person allowed to protest a heat in the Coalition Event.


Heats will be 15 minutes, Final heats will be 20 minutes.

Each heat will begin and end with one horn blast and display of a green flag.  A five-minute warning will be given with two horn blasts.  At the conclusion of the heat, competitors will immediately return to the beach as the next heat begins.  If a competitor stands up before the beginning of the heat it will result in the loss of the points scored for the lowest scoring wave for the competitor in that heat.  Exiting competitors must not stand up after the conclusion of their heat.  Violation of this will result in a deduction of the lowest scoring wave of the competitor’s heat total.

In all water starts, competitors may enter the water at the five-minute warning (two horn blasts).  Competitors waiting for their heat to start must stay clear of the heat in progress.  Failure to do so will result in a paddling interference, with a loss of the lowest scoring wave in the competitor’s wave total.

Surfboards must be a minimum of 9 feet in length.  Women and juniors may use boards which are 3 feet longer than the height of the contestant. No paddling gloves.  Cords are optional.  The Contestant assumes responsibility for not using a leash.   

Maximum wave count and number of scoring waves will be set depending on the surf conditions of the contest.  The surfer will be advised of the maximum total of waves they may catch prior to the commencement of the heat.  Upon reaching the maximum wave totals, competitors will exit the water. Taking an additional wave will result in a loss of the lowest scoring wave. 


A. The first rider up, closest to the curl, has wave possession.  In the event that two riders stand up at the same time, the rider closest to the curl has possession.  (Standard point break rule). 

B. In the event that two riders stand up on an unbroken wave, the first competitor up has possession.  (Standard reef or beach break rule).  The other rider may take off in the opposite direction.  To have possession of a wave, the rider must be on his feet in front of or in the curl after the first turn.  Any action which impedes a contestant riding or taking off on a wave by dropping in, taking off, or paddling in front of the rider in possession will result in an interference called (Loss of lowest scoring wave in that heat).  In cases where a rider is in front of another unknowingly or so appears to judges and if the rider exits with no impedance, no interference shall be called.  (No harm, no foul). 

Snake Rule:  Paddling in front, around, or behind a competitor to impede and take wave possession is known as snaking.  This interference results in a loss of the lowest scoring wave in the competitor’s heat.   

Judging will be on a 20 point system only. Competitors will be judged on style, wave selection, length of ride and controlled functional maneuvers.  Shuffling and hopping back and forth on the surfboard will be considered poor style and will not be scored as high as walking. 

Protests must be filed in writing within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the heat in question.  You must speak with a contest director or the head judge only. 

All contestants must check-in 15 minutes before their heat to sign a waiver.  Judges must check-in thirty minutes before the commencement of the contest.  Judges may not surf in the contest unless otherwise agreed upon by the head judge and contest directors.


A trade show will be in the band shell area on the south side of the pier where vendors offer their wares through the weekend. OLSC will host a beer/wine garden and there will be entertainment at the band shell throughout the event.  We will be conducting product and surfboard raffles as well as a silent auction of surfboards.

Immediately following the last heat on Saturday, the “Varua Tahiti e” Polynesian dancers will perform.  Hunter Steakhouse will serve dinner in the band shell area when the performance has concluded. Dinner is included in your entry fee.  Tickets will be on sale to the public.