2024's Rincon Classic Surf Competition at Rincon Point in Carpinteria
Santa Barbara is home to some of the best surf spots in California, including the famous Rincon Point in Carpinteria. Nicknamed the “Queen of the Coast”, Rincon is recognized around the world for its long waves and prime wind conditions.
Rincon is also known for hosting the Rincon Classic, Santa Barbara’s oldest and most well-known surf competition. The Rincon Classic was originally founded in 1979 by local surfers, including Roger Nance and Jeff White. The competition ran for 17 years until it ended in 1996, and was later revived by Chris Keet and the Surf Happens surf school in 2001. The Rincon Classic is a locals-only event that occurs every Winter and has showcased some of the greatest talent in the area including big names like Bob Curren and Bobby Martinez.
The 43rd annual Rincon Classic competition occurred this past Saturday and Sunday, January 27/28 and the results are in! There are 12 brackets in total including Pro, Womens, Mens, and Juniors. Parker Coffin won the Pro division for the second year in a row, while Makena Burke and Alexander Barone took first in the Womens and Mens divisions respectively. And young talents, Jak Ziets and Vela Mattive won in the under-17 categories. For the full list of the winners and runner-ups, Click Here!
The Rincon Classic continues to bring multiple generations of local surfers together and remains a testimony to Santa Barbara’s passion for surfing and love of the ocean. We look forward to the next one!