The 2023 Rincon Classic

Waiting Period January 21 – March 4


IT’S ON!!!  Sat/Sun Feb 11th/12th

Is the Rincon Classic the Best Homegrown Pro-Am in America?


The 2022 Rincon Classic

That’s a wrap!


The 805’s top professional surfers battle it out to see who owns the Queen!


The 805’s local surf shops battle it out to see who owns the Queen!


2023 Award Recipient : Frederick Herzog


2023 Award Recipient : Daniel ” Cookie Monster” Bralver


Nothing compares to the feeling in the air on crisp, cold, winter mornings and chilly early sunset evenings. The connection to nature watching the sun rise over Rincon Mountain, and set out over the Pacific from the water is timeless and just soothes the soul. It is almost as good as that feeling when you are in the perfect position to grab a hold of one of Rincon’s majestic set waves, with that perfect wall.

The relationship you develop over time with the wave and the people can only be described as tribal. A connection to things deeper than ourselves, to the history of the place, to our elders, and to the next generation just starting their journey. After surfing out there for over 37 years and running the Rincon Classic for what will be the 23rd year, the cobblestones of Rincon Point truly are home, and the people family. One of my favorite parts of the event each year is watching everyone getting stoked and catching unforgettable waves while cheering each other on.

This year’s specialty awards point towards the incredible lineage of legends and innovators that have called our region home. 74 year old Daniel Bralver has seen it all in the line up at Rincon and he is the recipient of the 2023 Chris Brown Eternal Stoke Award and took the time to write down some words on Rincon for everyone to enjoy. Frederick Charles Herzog, AKA, Mr. Zog is the recipient of the 2023 Jeff White Aloha Award for lifetime achievement and is being honored for his provacative and innovative brand, Sexwax.

New To The Classic

Live Webcast: For the second year running we have partnered with Dream Cast Media Group to produce a high quality live web cast for those that are not able to make it to the event. Live scoring for each heat is available through the STACT app, and will be integrated into the webcast page. Check out to watch friends and family surfing in their heats and listen to the all star local commentators like Brad J, Darryl Miya and Chris Keet along with special guests and area legends.

Get your clips!

For just $50 you will receive all your waves from the 2023 Rincon Classic. Every wave is filmed at high resolution and if you pre-register and pay you can pick up your waves on a sim card right after your heat. If you advance Dream Cast will keep your card until you complete your final heat and then you pick it up!

Important Events and Dates

  • Registration December 1-31
  • Heat Draw and Schedule Published Friday January 13th
  • Rincon Classic Kick Off Party Friday January 13th 6-9pm. Rincon Brewery
  • First call on the event running the first weekend of the waiting period Wednesday January 18th 5pm. Each subsequent call will be posted
    5pm each Wednesday thereafter.