International Bodysurfing Championship
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the competition start?
The competition is held on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
When does the race start?
Check-in is at 6:15 a.m. and the first heat is at 6:45 a.m.
Are there fees for the competition?
The fees are $25 for pre-registration and $35 for late registration.
How is the competition conducted?
There is a limit of 108 male contestants (6-age groups) and 36 female contestants (2-age groups). Each division will have approximately 3 preliminary heats of approximately 6 contestants. The top 2 finishers in each preliminary heat will advance to a championship heat in that division.
How is the competition judged?
Judging is based on length, maneuvers, tricks and size of the wave.