O’Neill x Sun Diego Boardshops AM SLAM Surf Contest Series


The 2016 O’Neill x Sun Diego AM SLAM Surf Contest Series is here. Get all the event details and pre-register to compete here!

Event #1: June 11th-12th – PB Drive ($4,000 Prize Purse)
Event #2: July 30th-31st –   OB Pier ($4,000 Prize Purse)
Event #3: August 27th-28th –   San Clemente Pier ($4,000 Prize Purse)
Event #4: September 24th-25th – Mission Beach ALL DAY SURF/SKATE FESTIVAL ($6,000 Prize Purse, Double Points Rated)
(will be posted Friday evening before the event)

New for the Am Slam 2016 Season:

2016 promises to be our best year yet!  First, we have more time. There will be two full days of competition at each stop. Saturdays will be for the pros and Sundays will be for the Amateurs. Pros will now have 20 minute heats instead of 15. For the groms, it equals more surf time on Sundays with the ability to grow those amateur divisions.

We’ve also expanded to South Orange County and have included San Clemente Pier as our 3rd stop of this years series!

There will also be some exciting new features this year!  We have locked in a way to do live scoring updates for all Pro heats!  This year we will have a fully integrated surfers lounge with couches umbrellas a place to stash your board and get some food.  Groms will have a full family day including beach games and giveaways all day.

More cash and prizes! We went to our sponsors and asked them if they could help us step it up, and they responded!  Our prize purse for the pros is now up to $4000 for each event with $2200 to the winner and cash going out to all the finalists. For the Amateurs, the prize packs for this year will be even bigger!

This summer is going to be a Slam with Sun Diego and O’neill getting it fired up!  Also we’re proud to announce we have the best line up of sponsors to date with: Reef, Captain Fin, Nixon, Surface Sun Systems, Spy, Creatures of Leisure, Avasin Surfboards, Toyota Carlsbad and New Era.  Once again, this year you will be able to check out all the action and results at surfline.com

There will be four events, in all, over the summer:

June 11-12th – PB Drive ($4,000 prize purse)

July 30-31st – OB Pier ($4,000 prize purse)

August 27-28th –  San Clemente Pier ($4,000 prize purse)

September 24-25th – Mission Beach ($6,000 prize purse)

Saturday’s: Pro/Am Division   Sunday’s: Boys (13 and under), Juniors (14-16), Womens, Mens (17 and up)

Our last event will be our largest this year. It will be a huge, two day surf and skate festival with a huge vendor tent city, and six grand up for grabs!  It will be double points rated with the Pro/Am division running all day Saturday and the Boys, Juniors, Womens, and Mens divisions running on Sunday.

We also increased the prize money for each event this year and our overall Pro/Am winner of the series will be taking home $5,000! Will it be you? Sign up and find out.


There are Five Point Rated divisions in all :

Boys (13 and under)

Juniors (14-16)


Mens (17 and up)

Pro/Am (open)

Amateur divisions are $30

Pro division is $100

All amateur divisions will have 6 man, 15 min. heats

Pro/Am division will have 4 man, 20 min, heats


Points will be accumulated per event surfed and the final event of the season will be double points rated so anything can happen! You can bet with over $20,000 series prize purse anything will happen!

For more info and to sign up online to sundiego.com or call 760-734-3818 ext. 2000

A Big Thanks to all of our Sponsors – O’Neill, Spy, Nixon, Captain Fin Co, Surface, Avasin, Surfline, Creatures of Leisure, New Era, Reef and Toyota Carlsbad



The Am Slam is an amateur surf contest series, designed to give local surfers the opportunity to compete in and excel.  Although there will be some great prizes and trophies given out to top placing surfers at each stop, the overall winners will be the ones who will take home the CA$H and the title of SUN DIEGO’S 2016 AM SLAM SURF SERIES CHAMPION!

Anyone can enter the Open Division if you think you have the skills. The Open Division awards cash instead of prizes! Keep in mind, your accumulated points will remain within your division, so if you decide to enter your age division AND the Open Division, it is perfectly legal, but your points from the 2 Divisions are not added together.


Each participant can either pre-register at sundiego.com or if there is still room left in your division on the day of the contest, you may be able to register on-site the day of. However, pre-registering on the website is your best bet for getting in the contest as there is a very limited amount of spots per division.


Am divisions are $30 and $100 for the Pro-Am.

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