The 56th International Surf Festival Offers Waves of Competition
See who rules the beach at the 56th International Surf Festival, featuring tons of competitions and events.
The 56th International Surf Festival hits the shores of Manhattan Beach August 1 and 3-5 and brings with it tons of exciting events and competitions.

Catch a Wave at the 56th International Surf Festival

The 56th International Surf Festival rides into Manhattan Beach Wednesday, August 1st, and runs Friday, August 3rd through Sunday August 5th, bringing with it a litany of exciting events and competitions. This annual event is put on by, the Chambers of Commerce and Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Department of Beaches and Harbors, and is a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation.

With over a dozen events planned, the 56th International Surf Festival packs a ton of action into a 4-day extravaganza. Popular events include the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charley Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament. Other events include surfing contests, bodysurfing contests, paddleboard races, beach runs, and youth races. Participants come from far and wide to compete, traditionally including an international lifeguard team from Victoria, Australia to compete in the Wieland Shield.

For the full schedule of events, and more information on each competition, check out the 56th International Surf Festival website.

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