International Surf Festival
August 2 - August 6, 2023
Check out the new video of the International Surf Festival Events: by Matt Story
Video produced by Matt Story
Recent Additions to the Website
Registration now open for the 2022 Dick Fitzgerald Beach Run
Registration now open for the 2022 R10 Paddle
Registration now open for the 2022 6-Man and Jr. 6-man Volleyball Championships
New video by Matt Story of the 2021 Surf Festival
Registration now open for the 2022 Surfing Championships
Registration now open for the 2022 Velzy-Stevens Paddle
Registration now open for 2020 Bodysurfing Championships
Registration now open for the 2022 Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim
Presented by BEACHSPORT.org, the Chambers of Commerce and Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department and Department of Beaches and Harbors.
The 2023 host city for the 60th International Surf Festival is the City of Manhattan Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants. Participants range in age from 8 years old to the late 80’s. The three signature events for the festival are the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament. Other great events include a surfing contest, bodysurfing contest, beach run, paddleboard races, dory race, and youth events. The festival has hosted numerous international lifeguard teams including teams from Victoria, Australia.
The International Surf Festival kick-off dinner is held on the Wednesday prior to the start of the Charley Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament and the Lifeguard Intracrew competition on Friday. The dinner includes the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Medal of Valor award ceremony
The International Surf Festival is a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation.