August 12, 2010

Point Mugu Surf Contest – Aug 21 and 22

The 2010 Point Mugu Surf Contest at the Venura Naval Base is coming, August 21st and 22nd. The contest is open to the public and admission is free. Enter at the Las Posas Gate, but leave your pets and weapons at home (check the security disclaimer on the flyer). More info below, or check out the Naval Base event site at

150 surfing contestants are expected with professional surfers Sean Hayes, Adam Virs, Peter Mel, Reff McIntosh among others participating at one of Southern California’s best surfing locations. This particular surfing area off the coast of Point Mugu faces in a south direction which gives it a unique wave. The South swell, submarine canyon, and sandbars cause waves to break differently and bigger than at other beaches.
There are six different divisions: Open, military men, open women,  Quiksilver Young Guns, body board and Quiksilver Expression Session featuring pros. Check in starts at 6:30 a.m. and the competition begins at 7 a.m. The surf event  lasts until  5 p.m.
Each heat lasts 15 minutes. There will be multiple heats per division and the top two scores from each heat will advance for that division. The finals are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 22.