One Of The Most Unique Surf Festivals In The World, Right Here In San Diego. Don’t Miss It!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTRcRWfDEz9/?taken-by=shaperstudios

Shaper Studios and Vissla are once again making history with the 4th Annual Self Shape Surf Festival.

And here’s the crazy unique thing about this event: It’s the world’s first surf contest where every competitor is riding their own handmade surfboard!

The first of these historic events took place in 2014 in La Jolla, California, and this year is lining up to be more fun than last year… if that’s even possible!

On Saturday, April 29th, Seaside Reef in Encinitas will be packed with surf contests, fish and beer gardens courtesy of Fish 101, Duckfoot Brewing and Fall Brewing, live music from a handful of great bands like The Verigolds and The Gloomies and just tons of fun under the San Diego sun (for a full schedule, scroll below).

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 

SELF SHAPE SURF CONTEST PRESENTED BY VISSLA
CHECK IN : 6:00 AM
FIRST HEAT: 7:00 AM
SEMI-FINALS: 12:00 PM
FINALS : 1:00 – 4:00 PM
AWARDS: 5:00 PM

FISH & BEER GARDEN 12:00 – 7:00 PM
FALL BREWING
DUCKFOOT
FISH 101

SHAPER SOUND STAGE 4:00 – 7:30 PM
THE VERIGOLDS: 4:00 PM
THE GLOOMIES: 5:30 PM
THE PESOS: 6:30 PM

INVITATIONAL DIVISIONS

  • MENS INVITATIONAL
  • MENS LOG INVITATIONAL
  • WOMENS LOG INVITATIONAL

OPEN DIVISIONS

  • MENS OPEN: This division is for male surfers / age 18+ / any skill level / any self shape surfboard.
  • MENS LONGBOARD OPEN: This division is for male surfers / all ages / any skill level / 9ft. plus
  • WOMENS OPEN: This division is for female surfers / all ages / any skill level / any self shape surfboard.
  • JUNIORS OPEN: This division is for male surfers / under age 18 / any skill level / any self shape surfboard.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQCScb2lTwg/?taken-by=shaperstudios

For those of you who couldn’t make it last year, here’s a short edit from last year to re-tell the story. For more info, check out the link below.

RULES

Must ride a board that you shaped yourself. If you shaped it with someone, you must have completed at least 50% of the work. *You do not have to glass your own board but that’s always encouraged. *Your self shape does not have to be from Shaper Studios.

JUDGING

Each heat will be scored on the surfer’s top 2 waves for a total heat score. Alternative equipment is highly encouraged and judges are well versed in scoring single fins, fishes, mini simmons, logs, as well as performance shortboards. Ride whatever you want and have fun out there on an uncrowded peak.

Share This Event
Event Details
The Latest
Calling all tinkerers, explorers, star gazers, dreamers, and adventurers! The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering EXPO DAY is back and, this year, we...
Mila Moursi Spa at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe today announces the opening of a new spa in partnership with acclaimed celebrity esthetician Mila Moursi. Representing the first-ever...
Leap Year Happy Hour at California English
Join us for an epic Leap Year Happy Hour at California English, with the incredible Richard Blais, filled with good vibes and delicious bites &...
Aldea La Jolla
Aldea, a contemporary California restaurant with Mexican inspiration rooted in the heart of La Jolla Village, is now open! Founder Steve Horowitz, a passionate La Jolla native,...
Taylor Swift Trivia Night at Duck Dive
Gather your squad and join PB’s Duck Dive for a fun-filled Taylor Swift trivia night, where you can put your Swiftie knowledge to the test!...
Social Syndicate celebrates nine year anniversary of Rabbit Hole
We sat down with Brendan and Big John from Social Syndicate for an exclusive peek behind the scenes of their wildly popular gathering places, including...
Event Details
Upcoming Events
California Wine Festival Carlsbad
June 28, 2024
6:30 pm
  • Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
The California Wine Festival, a nationally recognized event series, is proud to announce its return in 2024 to celebrate over 20 years of bringing attention...
Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
May 10, 2024
3:00 pm
  • Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • Seaport Village
Great news, music lovers….the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival is charting a highly anticipated comeback! Following successful collaborations with the Port of San Diego and...
21st annual Gator By The Bay Festival
May 9, 2024
6:00 pm
  • Spanish Landing Park
The 21st annual Gator By The Bay, the largest and most authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou, will return to...
BeachLife Festival Redondo Beach
May 3, 2024
12:00 pm
BeachLife, Southern California’s premier live music, art, and culinary festival, is back again for its 5th year, taking over Redondo Beach’s picturesque waterfront this 2024....
Kevin Hart Joins The Magnolia
April 21, 2024
6:00 pm
  • The Magnolia
Known for not one, not two, but seven hilarious comedy specials, and his role in movies like Jumanji, Central Intelligence, Ride Along, and so many...
Event Search: