Oceanside hosts the World Bodysurfing Championships adjacent to the pier. This contest is an important event in the world of surfing and fun for both spectators and participants.
This year championships about 300 body surfers from around the world will compete for trophies and prizes.
The contest starts each morning around sunrise at 6:30 am each morning. Contestants will be judged on how well they body surf during their heat. Judges will consider wave selection, quality of takeoff, position in a wave, style, length of ride, maneuvers and originality.
The only equipment contestants are allowed to use is fins for the feet and wetsuits. They are also required to wear a contest cap. Each heat is 15 minutes long. Two horn blasts start your heat, one horn blast at 5 minutes left and two horn blasts end your heat.
Events are open to all age groups. Heats are held for men and women from early teens all the way up to the 35 years and older group.
Bring your family and enjoy a day on the beach and check out some of the best body surfers in the world at Oceanside pier.
On Sunday, the men’s and women’s grand championship will be held with award ceremony after at 2:00 pm
Where: Oceanside California adjacent to the pier
When: Oceanside Pier August 22-23, 2015