Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the contest?

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Check-in is 7:30 am.

When is the first heat in the water?

8:00 am.

When does the last heat end?

Approximately 1:30 pm.

Where is the contest?

Laguna Creek Beach, Santa Cruz.

How do I get to Laguna Creek Beach?

6098 Laguna Creek Beach, Santa Cruz. The tricky part: There are two Laguna Creek Roads on Highway 1. Take the northernmost Laguna Creek Road. Park in the dirt parking lot. Go to the north part of the dirt parking lot and cross the highway to the beach. Be careful to look both ways!!! Follow the path about a quarter mile to the beach.

What does my $50 contest entry fee cover?

Contest, Taco Bar, Sunday Expression Session and a T-Shirt.

When and where is the Awards Ceremony and Taco Bar dinner?

Saturday, Oct. 12th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Park in the Moran Lagoon Parking Lot at 22775 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz.

Can I bring something to the Taco Bar dinner?

Yes. Bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Not sure where to buy food? 41st Avenue in Capitola has many food stores, including New Leaf, Whole Foods and Lucky’s. Bring whatever you want to drink. You are welcome to bring your family. Also, don’t forget to bring money for the raffle. The prizes are always killer.

Are there other events?

Friday, Oct. 11, 6 to 8 PM Aloha Island Grille, 1700 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. If you haven’t already signed up for the contest, Aloha Island Grille is a good place to do it. Please bring cash only. Exact change would be very helpful.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 8:30-10:30 AM Expression Session at 26 th Avenue Beach, Santa Cruz. Park in the Moran Lagoon Parking Lot at 22775 E Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz.