Surf Contest

The surf contest is Rodeo Style meaning surfers draw sticks out of the sand to determine which Surf Rodeo board they surf in their heat, which evens the playing field and makes for a weekend of very entertaining surfing for spectators. The custom shaped surfboards are auctioned off for charity after the contest. 

 “By creating a bunch of unique surf contests and adding fun games such as the greased pig paddle race and the hay bale obstacle race, we’ve lightened the feeling of competition,” said J.D., founder of Surf Rodeo. “We try and remind ourselves we are all out for the same thing, to just have fun and laugh at ourselves a little getting together through music and surfing.”

To sign up, click the link below. Click green "Tickets" button on right side of page. Scroll down to your division(s). Choose 1 entry.  Click green "Check Out" button. Complete billing and contestant information to register. Good Luck!



Surf Rodeo Surf Contest - Contest entry Includes weekend pass and event t-shirt
Date and Time - Surf contest is both days Sat & Sun July 14th & 15th. Contest starts Saturday July 14th, Check in 7:30am - First Heat is at 8am. Heat times will be posted on the website one week in advance. If you have any questions call 805.628.9083

Age Divisions

$1000 Pro Purse presented by

Saturday Schedule

* Please allow ample time on Saturday for parking and getting your wristband before going down to the beach to check-in and to sign your waiver. The table to get your wristband will be right before you get to the beach by the giant horseshoes. If you live locally come down to the corner of Pierpont and Seaward on Thursday or Friday (July 12th, 13th) we will have a booth set up and you can get your wristbands there for the weekend.   Please remember friends and family must have a ticket to go on the beach - they may be purchased at the ticket booth.

* Surfers must check-in on the beach at least 15 minutes prior to their heat. If you are not checked in on time your spot will be filled with the next alternate surfer of your division. No refunds for late check-ins or missing your heat.  

*1ST and 2ND round heats are 15 minutes (Pro heat is 20).  Finals are 20 minutes (Pro heat is 30) 

*Contestants in all divisions except Big Hoss (longboard) will draw to see what "bull" (board) they will ride out of our corral.  These boards are 70's, 80's era influenced boards - the draw of the board is what gives Surf Rodeo the rodeo twist.  

*If you are participating in the Big Hoss Longboard division you will ride your own board.  Your board must be 9' 0" or longer.  It may have any fin set up.  If you are under 5' 6" then you must ride a board that is at least 3 feet above your height.  

*All finalists will compete in both surfing and the obstacle course race.  Points will be given for both surfing and the obstacle course race - the combined overall points will decide the winners.  

* Sundays heat times will be posted on the big leaderboard on the beach within a 1/2 hour of the last heat of the day (this should be about between 2-3PM) Surfers are responsible for checking the leader board and being on time to their heats on Sunday.  No refunds will be given for missed heats.

Most of all Surf Rodeo is about fun and especially bringing the fun and joy back to surf contests.   So bust out those chaps and get ready for a good old time!  

2017 Results

Pro Division
1. Cory Arrambide
2. Kellen Ellison
3. Chad Compton
4. Dimitri Poulos

Big Hoss Division
1. Ryan Milne
2. Brandon Arrambide
3. Steve Buchan
4. Adam Virs
5. Kellen Ellison
6. Nick Givens

Cowgirl Division
1. Donavon Doolittle
2. Dimitri Poulos
3. Michael Mattingley
4. Tyler Miller
5. Peter Poulos
6. Wesley Cherry

Lil' Cowgirl
1. Delaney Poulos
2. Sophie Simon
3. Luella Pace
4. Shelby Votruba
5. Thea Pine
6.Maddy Skaar

Lil' Wrangler
1. Trevor Berry
2. Coa Modsette
3. Liam Osbourne
4. Mac Sharp
5. Marley Sapp
6. Jonas Meskis




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