Whether you're a spectator, surf competitor or a raffle nut, join us for Pacifica's 11th Annual Benefit Surf Contest...

Click here to find out more THE KAHUNA KUPUNA CLASSIC
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
8am-5pm at Linda Mar Beach

Don't miss the popular Kahuna Kupuna Benefit Surf Contest happening Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Pacifica's Linda Mar Beach!

With the growing numbers of local avid surfers moving into their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, the Kupuna is a special longboard & shortboard event for men and women age 40 to 80. See all the age group divisions below.

And new this year is the Stand Up Paddle Board division, open to just 12 SUP contestants of all ages 40 and up.

Younger surfers -- teens to 30-somethings -- are welcome to compete in the Intergenerational Team Event as part of 6-person teams organized by Kupuna contestants that represent 3 generations.

The Kupuna's event proceeds support Pacifica's Environmental Family, a non-profit group that fiscally supports numerous local grassroots organizations that aim to make Pacifica a better place to live.

Click here to find out moreo BENEFIT RAFFLE

Run by Pacifica surf contest gurus Roy Earnest and Izzy Szczepaniak, the annual Kahuna Kupuna fundraiser continues its tradition of great raffle items, which will be given away all day. Lucky winners can win 3 longboards 2 Pearson Arrows and one 33 Degrees Surfboard, plus a 3-day vacation to Anchor Bay along the southern Mendocino Coast, and boatloads more.


Wednesday, August 4; register by this date to receive the contest T-shirt. A limited number of beach entries will be accepted the day of the contest, based on space available.

There are still some open spaces in the women's, men's and SUP divisions, as well as the Intergenerational Team division.
. SUP space is first come, first serve.

Get entry forms at area Pacifica Surf Shops and more info at Or click here:

- Individual Entry Form
- Intergenerational Team Entry Form


For surfers age 40+, the suggested entry fee is $65 and is good for competing in age group divisions (shortboard, longboard or both) PLUS the Intergenerational Team Division.

For those under age 40 who surf on an Intergenerational Team, the suggested donation is just $35.

Post-contest, all contestants are invited at no extra charge to the awards dinner & festivities that will begin at 6 PM at the Pedro Point Firehouse. Contestants' friends and family are welcome to join for a sliding scale donation of $10 to $20/pp.

Enjoy live music from local musician Steve Teich and Friends, a dinner of locally grown organic food, and an award ceremony featuring, once again, trophies created from north coast driftwood.


This year, the Kahuna Kupuna will be a drop-off site for an annual children's book collection drive that provides books for low-income children in Oakland. So, if you have a box or bag of children's books stashed away in your closet that you don't need anymore, please consider donating them by bringing them with you on the day of the contest.


This entirely volunteer-run surf contest is a a fundraiser for Pacifica's Environmental Family, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides fiscal sponsorship services to local Pacifica environmental groups including the Pacifica Beach Coalition, Pacifica Gardens and Vallemar Conservators. These and other groups organize monthly beach cleanups, Earth Day celebrations, community gardens, tree conservation and native habitat restoration and more.

The Kahuna Kupuna is the only amateur surf contest in the world that offers surfers who are 50 years of age and over competitive divisions that are set up in 5-year increments as well as offering a "Junior Kupuna" division for surfers 40 49 years of age. Kahuna, in Hawaiian, means "Big Chief" and Kupuna means "Grandparent" or, more accurately, "older member of the community who others turn to for advice and counsel."

For questions, contact the contest organizers at or 650-438-6378. We welcome sponsor, donor and volunteer inquiries.


Age Range | Division Names:

40 49 Junior Kupuna (Men and Women; Shortboard/Longboard)
50 54 Master Kupuna (Men and Women; SB/LB)
55 59 Grand Master Kupuna (Men and Women; SB/LB)
60 64 Super Master Kupuna (Men and Women; SB/LB)
65 69 Legend Kupuna (Men and Women; SB/LB)
70 74 Grand Legend Kupuna (Men and Women; SB/LB)
75 79 Super Legend Kupuna (Men and Women; SB/LB)


o All Ages Intergenerational Team Division (Men and Women; 6 surfers per team representing three generations)

o SUP Division - limited to 12 contestants, men & women age 40+

Stay current with NorCal surf happenings!

copyright 2010 Zuna Surf •  ZunaSurf