16th Annual Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival & Surf Contest

WILDCOAST PRESENTS THE 16TH ANNUAL DEMPSEY HOLDER OCEAN FESTIVAL & SURF CONTEST

When: Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Time: 7 AM-3 PM

Where: North Imperial Beach Pier 940 Seacoast Dr. Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Registration: $40 for first division, $30 for subsequent divisions. REGISTER HERE!

Adaptive (M/W) and Menehune Boys/Girls Expression (11 and under) divisions have no registration fee. To register for these divisions please email the athlete's name, date of birth, and division to info@wildcoast.org

Divisions: 

Adaptive (M/W)

Menehune Boys/Girls Expression (11 and under)

Menehune Girls (11 and under)

Menehune Boys (11 and under)

Open Longboard (M/W)

Jr Women's (12-17)

Boys (12-14)

Jr Men's (15-17)

Open Bodyboard (M/W)

Open Kneeboard (M/W)

Women's (18+)

Kahuna (Men 60+)

Grandmasters (Men 50-59)

Masters (Men 40-49)

Men's (18+)

What: The Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival and Surf Contest represents the local heritage of surf competitors and surf lifestyle, born out of Imperial Beach and stretching down the Pacific coast through Baja. WILDCOAST hosts this event each year to honor the memory of legendary waterman, big-wave surfing pioneer, and lifeguard, Allan "Dempsey" Holder, our previous ocean stewards, and those who continue to protect our coast everyday. The Dempsey serves as an important community-based opportunity to educate and engage a broad audience on issues affecting San Diego County’s coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife. Proceeds raised through the event will support WILDCOAST's efforts to reduce ocean bound plastics and sewage in the Tijuana River.

Sponsorships and Donations: Interested in supporting our surfers? Download the sponsor deck here.