Adventure Sports Unlimited
Big fun since 1978
303 Potrero Street #15
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Registration for the 18th Annual
Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival
Registration closed March 1st
Call shop for more info
Note to All Participants
Due to the popularity of surfing in the area of Santa Cruz, practice and warm-up for the contest at Steamer's Lane will create additional pressure on a normally over-crowded situation. In order to maintain a good relationship with the surfing community, use of the Santa Cruz area beaches for practice before, during and after the contest is not recommended.
Expert categories will be held for three days at the Third Reef or Middle Peak of Steamer's Lane (the "A Site"). Only experienced surfers, with familiarity in big wave surfing, should enter... more..
Intermediate and Novice Categories
Intermediate and novice categories will be held for two days at Cowell's Beach and/or Indicator Point (the "B Site"). more..
Determine which event you'd like to enter in either the expert or intermediate or novice categories. Entering in categories that cause a person to be on 2 sites is discouraged. If there are conflicts in time, no refunds will be given.
Registration may be completed online, or by printing and mailing in the application.
Print - Print out the following forms. Be sure to sign the waivers, attach the correct payment, and mail or drop off the application to ASU by March 1st.
Maximum length of any participant's boat cannot exceed 3.5 meters. All boats must have float bags for buoyancy; all boaters must wear life jackets and a helmet. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any equipment, disqualify any person, or change any event for safety reasons. Any contestant who engages in unsafe surfing in the area before the contest, fails to check in, attend contestant's meeting, comply with contest rules or sign a waiver will not be allowed to compete.
Practice and Warm Up: Due to the popularity of surfing in the area of Santa Cruz, practice and warm-up for the contest at Steamer's Lane will create additional pressure on a normally over-crowded situation. In order to maintain a good relationship with the surfing community, use of the Santa Cruz area beaches is not recommended.
Please remember to use surf etiquette when surfing in the Santa Cruz area prior to the contest. All surfers, both kayakers and boards do not appreciate guests who break the "rules" in the name of a practice session.
Any contestant who surfs in an aggressive or unsafe way will not be allowed to compete.
Please try to surf less crowded breaks - remember: the ocean belongs to every one. more..
The cost per expert event is $90, and $60 per intermediate and novice events. The cost reflects an increased surcharge imposed by the city of Santa Cruz.
No refunds after March 1st. There will be no refunds due to weather, failure of contestant to arrive, conflicts with other events or contestants who sign-up for categories held at other locations. Categories with less than four (4) contestants will be canceled. Full refund is available if your category is full or cancelled.