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.