Seal Beach CA – Nov. 30th, 2011

For the last fourteen years the Seal Beach Lifeguard Association (SBLA) has held the annual surf contest, “The Seal Beach Surfing Championships”, to raise money for local charities. Past donations have gone to J.H. McGaugh Elementary, Project SEEK, and various others. As we enter into this year’s surf contest waiting period the Seal Beach Lifeguard Association has donated $5,000.00 to the Seal Beach Victim’s Fund in support of the members of our community that have been affected by the Salon Meritage tragedy. Sponsors for the 2012 Seal Beach Surfing Championships include: Kanvas by Katin Surf Shop (headline sponsor), Monstrositee (screenprinting & design), Surfrider Foundation, Harbour Surfboards, Bruce Jones Surfboards, Chas Surfboards, Foam E-Z, R Payne Surfboards, Labreau Shapes and Designs, Arbor Skateboards, Body Glove (best trick contest heat), Smith Optics, Champion Chiropractic, Get In The Wind (aviation apparel),, SEAL Multi (SEAL Supplements), Z Pizza, Hennessey’s Seal Beach, and Yucatan Grill.

This year's waiting period for the two-day event begins January 7th, 2012, and runs through February 25th, 2012. The event will be held on one the weekends during this waiting period. The waiting period will allow for the best possible surfing conditions.

2012 Seal Beach Surfing Championships divisions will consist of:
Men’s Open Shortboard
Men’s Open Longboard
Master’s Shortboard
Master’s Longboard
Seniors Open
Women Open

This year contest directors have added a new “Best Trick Contest” presented by Body Glove. The format for the contest (heat) will consist of a 30-minute heat and will be on a first come, first serve sign up basis. The first 15-30 surfers to sign up will be able to compete. You must be a paid contestant to be eligible to enter into this special event. Within the 30 minutes the surfer to perform the best trick will win a new Body Glove wetsuit and booties.

With each entry, every surfer will receive a contest t-shirt, and a meal at the awards banquet. Sign-up forms are available at local sponsors – Katin Surf Shop, Harbour Surfboards, Z-Pizza, Hennessey’s, Bruce Jones Surf Shop (sunset beach, Yucatan Grill, and Lifeguard Headquarters (888 Ocean Ave). Competitors can also go to our website: and download an entry form. Many updates will be fed through Facebook and Twitter as the contest waiting period approaches…