Concert for the Coast

Entry is FREE for all and no tickets are required!

We are hosting our 18th annual Concert for the Coast 2017! We’ve got some awesome bands lined up including Tomorrows Bad Seeds, West Swell, Feral Vida, Mellow Grass, and De Honeyman! Cruise on over to Aniq’Oyo park THIS Saturday, May 20th from 2-7 pm, and surround yourself with sunshine, good music and awesome people who share a love for our coast!

We will be having a huge raffle where you can win cool prizes! All of the proceeds will be donated to Environmental Defense Center for the preservation of the Gaviota Coast.

Local organizations committed to protecting and enjoying our coasts will be tabling and explaining what you can do to get involved in taking care of your local beaches.

Surf Contest Success

We would like to thank all the wonderful people who came out to participate and volunteer in our very first Isla Vista Surf Contest!

After a wise postponement due to lack of swell, we had great waves on the day of the competition which led to a great day of surfing.

We hope the event will be even more successful next year, with a waiting period that spans the first half of winter quarter!

Surf Contest Update & Sunday Beach Cleanup

The 2017 IV Surf Contest at Dreamies

The 2017 IV Surf Contest at Dreamies is happening this weekend!
The event will now be held from 
12-5:30 pm this Saturday, March 11th at Dogshit park. We apologize on behalf of mother nature for not providing us with ample stoke and waves on the original date.  For more information or to sign up as a contestant visit the webpage hereCheck-in for contestants will be at 12 pm sharp at Dogshit Park (Oceanside 68 Block of Del Playa Drive).

Volunteers Needed! Signup to Volunteer at this years Benefit Surf Contest by clicking here. Shifts highlighted in grey are no longer needed. Please update your availability, review tasks, and check-in for your shift on time!

We are optimistic about swell prediction for a this weekend. However, if the waves are unbearable and un-surfable we will be hosting a tarp surf session for contestants and audience members.

Please send any question regarding the Surf Contest to
Benny Drescher at
Join the Facebook event for more details and updates!

Surfrider Sunday Beach Cleanup

Take a study break on the beach and give back to our lovely Isla Vista community. Meet us at the beach entrance of Camino Pescadero Park between 2-4 pm this Sunday, March 12th! We’ll be waiting for you with free snacks, stickers, and all necessary beach cleanup supplies.

We hope to see you there!

Follow our Facebook page at Isla Vista Surfrider and Instagram @islavistasurfrider for more updates!

The 2017 Isla Vista Surf Contest at Dreamies

IV Surfrider is hosting the first ever Isla Vista Benefit Surf Contest at Dreamies!

The contest will happen on Saturday March 11th, 11AM-6PM! WE’RE NOW ACCEPTING INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES, Individuals must donate to enter.

Think of this as a contest comprised solely of expression sessions. We promote equality of all shapes and sizes – when it comes to board length, we’re pro-choice! Wax down your sticks, suit up, always wear protection, and watch out for crabs!

Dreamies is the reefbreak just to the right of Dogshit Park, if you’re facing the ocean. The suggested audience area will be at Dogshit Park but the beach is always best! If the waves do not coorporate, we will be moving the contest to the Devereux Stairs.

We will be accepting contestants in teams of five. Teams must sign up and buy in to the contest at least a week in advance. Late registration will be $10 extra ($35) and may not be accepted due to limited slots. You can sign your team up at the contest website: Community teams are being asked for a $25 buy-in donation. We will also be accepting teams representing Greek houses! Greek houses will be donating a sum of money as part of their philanthropy mission. We are asking Greek teams for a $150 buy-in donation.

This year’s contest proceeds will fund Isla Vista Surfrider’s purchase and distribution of reusable party cups made from 100% recycled plastic, and overflow donations will be sent to the Rainforest Action Network to benefit their Climate Action Fund. You can learn more about these initiatives at the event, or by checking out their websites!

If you are interested in donating money in exchange for cups, message IV Surfrider and/or come to the event to add your name and contact info to the bulk purchase sign up sheet at the contest next to the judging panel!

Cups: (Our bulk purchase will be much cheaper! We may also be able to afford spiffy logos to help foster sustainable use of the cups!)

Rainforest Action Network’s Climate Action Fund:

Facebook Page:

Surfrider Sunday Beach Cleanup

Sunday, February 26


Feel like it’s time to give back to our beautiful little beach town?

IV Surfrider is giving you the chance to make IV a better place while simultaneously enjoying good company and scenery this Sunday! Take a stroll on the beach that will leave our beaches pristine and you in a better mood than you woke up with.
Meet us at the beach access stairs at the end of the 68 block of DP (beginning of Sands path) between 2-4pm on Sunday! All necessary beach cleanup supplies will be provided. Thank you Adopt A Block for helping us make this happen.

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