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20th Annual “Kahuna Kapuna” Surf Contest | Pacifica

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators

Pacifica State Beach | 5000 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA


Loosely translated from Hawaiian, “Kahuna Kupuna” means “Big Chief Wise Elder” which is a good name for the only amateur surf contest in the world that is specifically designed for older surfers age 40 and over.

Hang out at this awesome beachfront frozen margaritas, sangria and beer right by the surf spot which serves frozen margaritas, sangria and beer

This unique event offers separate subdivisions for both men and women all the way up to age 80 and beyond for longboard AND shortboard surfers. Many contestants choose to surf in multiple divisions.

The surf contest is set to run from 7am until 5:30pm and is free for spectators. Entrance fees for participants benefit the non-profit Pacifica’s Environmental Family.

Where will the contest take place along Linda Mar Beach? It’s a big beach!

It depends on where we think the waves will be best on 7/13/2019 based on the surf forecast and our local knowledge. A decision on where to set things up is made at 4:00 PM the day before the contest. We usually set up somewhere near the north parking lot or south parking lot. (i.e. either side of Taco Bell or the Pumphouse at the north end of the north parking lot.) If the waves are forecast to be big, we’ll set up between Taco Bell and the Pedro Creek mouth. If the waves are running small, we’ll set up anywhere from the north parking lot to the portion of the beach near Crespi Ave. When you get to the beach, look for a bunch of shade tents and a judge’s stand. That will be the contest site. Come join us.

Transportation and Parking Information

Car pool as much as possible. Parking will be scarce after 7:30 AM.


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Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Charity & Volunteering, Outdoors, Sports & Wellness
Address: 5000 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA

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