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July 10, 2017

14th Annual Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival and Surf Contest

September 16, 2017

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017  

Location: North Imperial Beach Pier, Imperial Beach, CA.

Time: 7AM- 3PM 

REGISTER for the 14th annual WILDCOAST Dempsey Holder and Ocean Festival and Surf Contest, one of the largest surf contests in California. This event, which honors legendary Imperial Beach surfer and lifeguard Dempsey Holder, celebrates the local heritage of surf lifestyle and coastal stewardship.

To register for this year’s Dempsey Holder Surf Contest please fill out our ONLINE FORM! 

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact our Development Manager, Veronica Cruz at or call 619.423.8665 x 201


Your generous gift will support the scholarship fund and help WILDCOAST continue to provide local children in need throughout South San Diego County with the chance to participate in this family-friendly event.


Last year, community support enabled WILDCOAST to provide scholarships for numerous local youths, giving them the opportunity to compete in the Dempsey Holder Surf Contest free of charge. #SURFDEMPSEY