The UCSD Surf Team competes in the NSSA college league. They are among the most winningest teams at UC San Diego with a total of seven national championships. The team is continuing to build with a year-round recruitment program and brand new scholarship opportunities. We compete against colleges across the entire California coast throughout the year, and end our season with Western Championships at Church’s Beach and Nationals at Salt Creek. The team practices at world renowned Blacks’ Beach where we simulate the contest experience and practice judging contests so as to understand the sport further. This team offers a community of friends that like to surf and share similar life interests.
Here's a quick testimonial from one of our alumni...
"My name is Sean Celona and I graduated from UCSD in 2014 where I received a B.S. in physics with a specialization in earth sciences. After graduating, I was immediately hired by Scripps Institution of Oceanography doing physical oceanography research where I still work today. Attending UCSD for my undergraduate degree was one of the best decisions of my life due to the school’s top tier academics, world renowned research in diverse fields, and, of course, proximity to my favorite beach break in the world. UCSD offers so many opportunities that enhance the typical college experience from an incredibly tight knit surf team to a plethora of undergraduate research opportunities that allow students to get a more realistic taste of working in their prospective field. While the quality of UCSD’s academics and research are the things that draw most students in, it was everything else that made my college experience so special. The surf team allowed me to easily create an amazing group of friends while in school that I remain close to all these years later. Plus, it’s the only school I know of t where you can get barreled before your 10 am lecture whether that’s right across the street at blacks or a 30 minute drive south to Mexico."
This team has exhibited a strong legacy of success and community for over 50 years. We support and embody our local community and the ethos of "work hard, play hard, do what you love.” We invite you to pursue your academic success while doing the thing you love most - Surfing! Feel free to contact us for more information and help the team bring home the national title once again by trying out and competing or by cheering us on at the San Diego competitions!
SURF TEAM TRYOUTS
Tryouts for the UCSD Surf Team are on Saturday, October 7th at 8:00 AM at the bottom of Blacks Gold Road (gated paved road down to Blacks’ Beach on the south end). We will be running a mock competition with colored jerseys and judges as the tryout. Heats will be divided into men’s shortboard, women's shortboard, and longboard. Please sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, division, and your intention to try out for the team. Make sure to bring everything you will need to surf, along with enough food and water for the duration of the tryout as we expect it to run for several hours.
Please contact us with any questions and see you all bright and early on Saturday, October 7th at 8:00 AM at Blacks' Beach!
NEWS AND RESULTS
After a long weekend with big stormy conditions, UCSD finished on the podium with 3rd place. The Team's Vice President Noah Brown had the best men's shortboard performance and made it to round 4 using his local wave knowledge at Black's Beach. Read More>>
Salt Creek delivered some fun left-handers for the final event of the 2021/2022 season. The Men’s Short Board division kicked off at 7 a.m. with six of our members in the water. Noah Brown and Ryan Parkes utilized their goofy-foot approaches... Read More>>
The following is a story by Evan Slater about his time at Blacks Beach, UC San Diego (UCSD), and with the Surf Team. These are excerpts borrowed from Surfers Journal circa 2015. Evan Slater graduated from UCSD and went on to a career in the Surf Industry. Today he’s the Vice President of Men's Global Marketing at Billabong. Read More>>
Despite tricky conditions and high-level competition, the UCSD surfing team completed the Huntington Contest with their best result yet. Read More>>