16th Annual Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival & Surf Contest

THE DEMPSEY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 12, 2019.

We regret to announce that the 16th Annual Dempsey Holder Ocean Fest + Surf Competition is POSTPONED until Saturday, October 12, 2019 due to ocean pollution.

The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health test results came back with elevated bacterial counts at the south end of Imperial Beach and Border Field State Parks. Additional water quality information may be found at sdbeachinfo.com

Message us if you have any questions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 7 AM-4 PM

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

Registration: Closed

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

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.