The 56th International Surf Festival rides into Manhattan Beach Thursday, August 3rd, and runs through Sunday August 6th, bringing with it a litany of exciting events and competitions. This annual event is put on by beachsport.org, 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, this 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 International Surf Festival website.
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