San Diego's only Surf, Skate and Music Festival will be happening at Belmont Park in Mission Beach on Saturday, October 13th. The Final stop of The Sun Diego Am Slam Surf & Skate Series presented by VANS is also the largest with over $8,000 up for grabs in the Pro-Am divisions. The Am Slam is the only amateur surf/skate contest series in Southern California and is designed to give local surfers and skaters of all ages the opportunity to compete and excel.
Over 40 of the Top Brands in the Surf & Skate industry will be represented at the last event!! The brands include: Vans, RVCA, Volcom, Hurley, Nike, Billabong, Reef, Nixon, Huf, and many more... bringing games, freebies, fun and excitement to the finale.
The $5,000 BEST TRICK Pro-Am Skate Event features the Transworld Skateboarding Mega Mashup Obstacle, a custom built replica of 3 of San Diego's most iconic skate spots.*
The Infamous Carlsbad Gap: This obstacle was located at Carlsbad High School and while the size of the gap was already challenging enough the real tricky part was the slight curved/uphill landing at the bottom. A crack right before the gap and the retaining wall at the bottom also made this spot challenging. The Carlsbad gap was a proving ground for many skaters, but unfortunately it was destroyed in 2012.
The Rincon Big Four: Located in Escondido and known for it's four large tiers and unique square shaped rails make this skate spot truly unique. Each tier is the size of three average-sized steps making it as tall as an average twelve stair set. Rincon is still popular and skated regularly to this day.
Chain to Bank: Popular from the mid 90's to the early 2000's this San Diego bank featured a chain running through multiple posts across the top making it a challenging combination. If clearing the chain and landing down the steep bank wasn't difficult enough, there was also a protruding curb at the bottom that had to be managed as well.
New for this year is a 3,500 square foot beer garden sponsored by 805 Beer. Try some of their amazing blonde ale along with other beer varieties from Firestone Walker while enjoying some live music from bands like Loom, Dethsurf and more!
The surf portion of the event hosts 6 different divisions for boys and girls of all ages and skill. There's $2,000 up for grabs in thePro/Am division, and tons of prizes, trophies and bragging rights to be handed out to the rest of the field.
Spectators are always free and this years Sun Diego Am Slam Finale is one that should not be missed! We hope you'll join us for some great surfing, skating, beer, music, food and plenty of freebies from all our sponsors. The contest is open to anyone who wishes to compete and registration can be done online at Sundiego.com. The surfing will start the day off promptly at 7:00 am, with the skating and vendor tent city starting shortly after at 10:00 am. Everyone is encouraged to come down to Belmont Park in Mission Beach and witness world class surfing and skateboarding right here in your own backyard!
3126 Mission Blvd. San Diego, 92109
To register for the skate event click here.
To register for the surf event click here.