International Surf Festival a 501(c)(4) Non Profit Corporation

 

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.