It's on! RC22 is Officially Back

Waiting Period Jan 15 – March 5
Online Registration Dec 1 -31, 2021

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


RC21 Classic Ride Video Contest

Wave Of The Season Goes To Vela Mattive!


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!


2020 Award Recipient : Rea Strange


2020 Award Recipient : Tony Luna


Dear friends,

It has been a great honor and pleasure to bring the annual Rincon Classic to life for the community for the last 20 consecutive years. On behalf of myself, our amazing team of staff members, esteemed sponsors, The Rincon Home Owners Association, and the California State Parks, we would like to thank you for your support during these challenging and ever changing times.

What started as a grassroots community event with one blue ez up tent, a megaphone, and a table, has grown into what Surfline called ” The best homegrown Pro-Am in America” after the 2020 event. We would like to think that title is true for one primary reason, each of you. We are the people fortunate enough to call this place home, and the sacred Rincon Point our gathering place and refuge.

After much consideration we have made the difficult, community minded decision to postpone the in person event for 2021 and will instead offer a virtual video contest event to keep our community connected.

We have the permit application in place for 2022 and registrations will be open December 1-31 2021. The Rincon Classic is more than a surf contest, it is a celebration of the surfing legacy and heritage within our local communities. The level of surfing and people from here are second to none and truly world class. We look forward to many more years to come sharing the stoke of surfing and the Queen of the coast with all of you and we will see you in 2022.

– Chris Keet, Contest Director


With the official postponement of the in person 2021 Channel Islands Surfboards Rincon Classic produced by Surf Happens to the 2022 year we are excited to announce the RC21 Classic Ride video contest (wave of the season) that is open to all 805 residents to crown per division champions for 2021. Submission dates will be December 1 2020 – March 1, 2021 and will be categorized based on the divisions generally offered at the Classic. Submissions will be voted on based on quality of wave, level of surfing, variety, style, flow, and commitment, everything that would classify it as a truly ” Classic Ride”.


Overall Wave Of The Season Goes To Vela Mattive!

Classic Ride RC 21 Video Contest Rules

  • All videos must include athlete name, age, and division, and filmer
  • No more than 5 submissions of any one athlete may be submitted during the three month window.
  • Only one wave per edit.
  • Must be from Rincon.
  • Winners and filmer will receive tons of prizes and free entry into the 2022 event along with being entered into a raffle for a lifetime of free entry into the Classic and invitation to the
  • Expression Session!


Gremlin’s U 12
Boys 13-14 Juniors 15-17
Mens 18 +
Masters 35-44
Grand Masters 45-54
Legends 55+
Longboard ( All Ages)
Wahines ( Girls 17 & under)
Womens ( 18 plus)
Rincon Brewery Pro Division (must be current or former pro)