The UC San Diego Surf Team competes against colleges across the entire California coast in the NSSA college league. We have numerous contests during the year and end our season with Western Championships at Church’s Beach and Nationals at Salt Creek. The team practices at Blacks’ Beach where we simulate the contest experience and practice judging contests so as to understand the sport further. This year, we will be competing in a special series where the competition is in “game” format and all the Southern California colleges will be competing for the trophy. Surf Team offers a community of friends that like to surf and share similar life interests. Come help the team win by trying out and competing or by cheering us on at the San Diego competitions! SURF TEAM TRYOUTS Hello all! Tryouts for the UC San Diego Surf Team are on Saturday, October 7th at 7:00 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. We also will use the first practice the following week to decide the roster for the first competition in order to provide more chances for you to show us your surfing ability. 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 7:00 AM at Blacks' Beach!


Huntington Beach Surf Contest

It was an overall success for the UCSD surf team at the 4th event for the NSSA college season, as many surfers progressed far in the competition, highlighted by Frankie Seely’s second place finish. The event was held in Huntington Beach at the end of 9th street, just north of the pier. Though the first day Read More >

First Ever Northern California Contest at Steamers Lane

The NSSA college surf season stop 3 was held for the first time in Northern California at Steamers Lane, Santa Cruz. Following the trend of the previous two contests the waves were lining up perfectly. Waves ranged from 5-8 feet all weekend providing some of the best conditions so far in the season. Steamers Lane Read More >

Seaside Contest

The 2nd NSSA college surf contest was held this past weekend at Seaside Reef, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The collegiate surfers were again blessed with above average surf conditions with waves in the 3-5 ft. range and winds staying light both Saturday and Sunday. This allowed for team members to broadcast their best abilities in the lineup making Read More >

Blacks Beach Surf Contest Roundup

The NSSA college surf season officially began this past weekend with the first contest of the year, which took place at Blacks Beach. Roughly 20 college surf teams, which equates to about 400 surfers, came down from all over the coast to compete Saturday and Sunday in an effort to take an early season lead. Read More >

UCSD Surf Team Performs Well at State Championships

This last Friday the UCSD surfteam competed in state championships in Cardiff at Seaside Reef! The waves were small 2-3ft but extremely clean all day long with no wind and fun little peaks coming through the contest area. For the men’s shortboard division we had Owen Cockerill, Logan Laubach, Jake Fishman, Matt Honey, Michael Joshua, Read More >


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