Steel Pier Surf Classic & Surf Art Expo

Date/Time Venue/Location
May 27 - 29
8:00am - 5:00pm
On the Boardwalk (2nd to 10th Street)
500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451

Free Event

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Steel Pier Classic is a professional and amateur surfing contest located in Virginia Beach, VA. It is produced by the Virginia Longboard Federation (VLF), a 501 C3 non profit organization that aids the community through surfing endeavors. The VLF gets together every Memorial Day Weekend at the best surfing destination in Virginia Beach, affectionately known as The Jetty to promote the art of longboard surfing. Through the efforts of this organization, The VLF has generated a dynamic surfing contest that is a fun, family atmosphere for people to enjoy from all over the country. The name of the contest is derived from the Virginia Beach Steel Pier, which was located at the Va. Beach Oceanfront’s very own First Street, circa the 1960’s. Historical references indicate that the roots of East Coast surfing were born at our very own Steel Pier, in Virginia Beach.

Steel Pier Classic

The Steel Pier Classic is the largest longboard event on the East Coast. However, it is not only longboarding; it is comprised of a variety of events—nose riding, retro surfboarding, tandem, stand up paddleboard (SUP), and Pro/Am surfing divisions. All of the events encompass the soul of surfing and the heart of the Virginia Beach surfing community. It allows different generations of surfers to come together, and allow the art of longboarding to prosper to a higher level. This year a shortboard division has been added to round out the surfing event.

There are expected to be approximately 400 competitors participating in the Steel Pier Classic.

STEEL PIER CLASSIC ENTRY DEADLINE:

May 23, 2017 at 9:00 PM.
After this date there is a $100 late fee.

Paper entry form drop off at Coastal Edge 21st Street & Artic. Box will be removed May 23, at 9:00 PM. Beach entries will be available with late fee if space permits.

ENTRY FEE:

• $50 Amatuer
• $150 Pro Longboard & Pro Shortboard
• $100 Pro Womens Longboard and Pro Nose Riding
• Grom Fest FREE
PRO PURSE PRIZES:
• Men’s Shortboard Pro: TBD
• Carve Sports Single Fin Pro: TBD
• Womens Logger Pro: $1500
• Guy Takayama Noseriding Pro: $2,500
• Grom Fest FREE

EVENT SCHEDULE

*2017 Event: *Due to wave conditions, all surfing events subject to change without notice. Surfing Divisions: Pro/Am Longboard, Pro/Am Shortboard, Stand Up Paddle Surf, Stand Up Paddle race, & Tandem

FRIDAY, 26 May

  • Place: Coastal Edge at 21st and Arctic Ave.
  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm 5K Racers will pick up race packets

SATURDAY, 27 May

  • Place: Virginia Beach, VA
  • 7:00am – 5:00pm Surfing Competition begins
  • 8:00am – 9:00am SUP Race
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Coastal Edge Presents the Student Art Pavilion on the beach
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Coastal Edge Presents the Vans Custom Culture Student Art Show
  • 10:00am – 6:00pm Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo on the Boardwalk 3rd Street 5th Streets and Vendors
  • 10:30am Gromfest. Under12 surfing division.

SUNDAY, 28 May

  • Place: Virginia Beach, VA
  • 7:00am – 5:00pm Surfing Competition
  • 8:00am 5K Race at 7th Street
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Coastal Edge Presents the RVCA Student Art Pavilion on the beach
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Coastal Edge Presents the Vans Custom Culture Student Art Show
  • 10:00am – 6:00pm Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo on the Boardwalk 3rd – 5th Streets & Vendors
  • 1:30pm Hawaiian dancing performance by Copeland Mills School of the Arts

MONDAY, 29 May

  • 7:00am – 5:00pm Surfing Competition – Finals
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Coastal Edge Presents the RVCA Student Art Pavilion on the beach
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Coastal Edge Presents the Vans Custom Culture Student Art Show
  • 10:00am – 5:00pm Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo on the Boardwalk 3rd – 5th Streets & Vendors
  • 12:00pm Virginia Longboard Federation/Altmeyer Memorial Hawaiian-style Paddleout to honor our fallen U.S. soldiers of on-going military operations
  • 5:00pm 14th Annual Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo concludes

Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo

From this growing surfing event, The Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo has evolved. Surfing is a sport, but it’s also an art form. The culture of surfing has stimulated surf artists for many years. The Steel Pier Classic and Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo embraces the art of surfing in every form — whether it’s observing the sport of surfing, or featuring surf artists along the Va. Beach Boardwalk who create the art of surf on canvas, carvings, film, jewelry, or craftwork.

While you’re enjoying the Steel Pier Classic, make sure you stop by and check out all the artists on the boardwalk as we celebrate the culture of surfing, and the art of surfing in every form.

The Steel Pier Classic and Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo is the place to be Memorial Day Weekend in Va. Beach! The masters of longboard surfing, as well as offerings from a wealth of talented artists embracing the art of surfing. Come join us for some wave riding bliss!


WHAT’S NEW

Tuesday November 14th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

Charlie normiles turkey trotNovember 23, 2017, 8:45amSandbridge Raw BarPlease join us Thanksgiving morning for Charlie normiles turkey trot! You can run a competitive 5K for one of 56 prizes, Walk or run a mile fun run or even canine crawl with your leashed friend, or train and run your first minithon a 26.2 yard gobble wobble which is always free for a runners six and under! The best costumes will be awarded Groggs of locally brewed beer, photographers will be on hand, I DJ will spin records, and even Santa will be joining us! Please visit www.charliesrun.com to register ... See MoreSee Less

Charlie normiles turkey trot

Monday November 13th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

It's not too late to submit your team of six for the VLF Food Drive Surf Relay! Any craft, any ability!! and Free!! Just bring a non perishable food item! Message Morgan with you team ASAP! It's going to be nice Saturday in the 60's. Come hang out for a good cause! ... See MoreSee Less

Its not too late to submit your team of six for the VLF Food Drive Surf Relay! Any craft, any ability!! and Free!! Just bring a non perishable food item! Message Morgan with you team ASAP! Its going to be nice Saturday in the 60s. Come hang out for a good cause!

 

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Wednesday October 25th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

Join us November 18th @ 12 pm at the First Street Jetty! We're doing a Tag Team Surf Relay event. Enter your team of 6, any age, and on any surf craft. Entry is a non perishable food item that can be donated to the South Eastern Food Bank.
Email mfknight@vbschools.com or DM us to enter your team! Support those in need and have fun surfing
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Thursday October 19th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

Please join us this Saturday afternoon from 2-4 at the Jetty for some Halloween fun, then head over to Freedom Surf Shop for some Oysters, Beer, and the east coast premier of Birdman Media's film, "Channel Surfing," Proceeds raised to benefit Puerto Rico. ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us this Saturday afternoon from 2-4 at the Jetty for some Halloween fun, then head over to Freedom Surf Shop for some Oysters, Beer, and the east coast premier of Birdman Medias film, Channel Surfing, Proceeds raised to benefit Puerto Rico.

 

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Joe Thornton

Monday October 16th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

We're getting stoked for this upcoming Saturday for partnering up with Virginia Longboard Federation for the Annual Halloween Expression Session. The fun begins at 2-4pm at 1st Street Jetty followed up by an after party at the SHOP. There will be limited edition t-shirts available / silent auction with TONS of killer product / NEW surf film "Channel Surfing" / LIVE MUSIC / and OYSTER ROAST that'll be cooked up by our friends at OFF THE HOOK!
SALES % from the shop will be DONATED from that day.
ALL PROCEEDS will Benefit United for Puerto Rico.
Save the date and bring friends, family, pets, etc!
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Thursday October 12th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

Calling all Ghouls & Gals! Join us next Saturday for our Annual Halloween Expression Session at the Jetty from 2-4! It will be a free surf event in our costumes! Best costumes will win trophies! Then come hang out at @freedomsurf for the after party starting at 5 pm! We will premiere @birdmanmedia "Channel Surfing," oysters from Off the Hook, live bands and beers! We will be fund raising for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Please share this event! We want everyone to dress up & surf, then come hang out @freedomsurf 🙏🏻🎃🤖 thanks @costadesignsvb for 📸Calling all Ghouls & Gals! Join us next Saturday for our Annual Halloween Expression Session at the Jetty from 2-4! It will be a free surf event in our costumes! Best costumes will win trophies! Then come hang out at @freedomsurf for the after party starting at 5 pm! We will premiere @birdmanmedia "Channel Surfing," oysters from Off the Hook, live bands and beers! We will be fund raising for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Please share this event! We want everyone to dress up & surf, then come hang out @freedomsurf 🙏🏻🎃🤖 thanks @costadesignsvb for 📸 ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all Ghouls & Gals! Join us next Saturday for our Annual Halloween Expression Session at the Jetty from 2-4! It will be a free surf event in our costumes! Best costumes will win trophies! Then come hang out at @freedomsurf for the after party starting at 5 pm! We will premiere @birdmanmedia Channel Surfing, oysters from Off the Hook, live bands and beers! We will be fund raising for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Please share this event! We want everyone to dress up & surf, then come hang out @freedomsurf 🙏🏻🎃🤖 thanks @costadesignsvb for 📸

Thursday October 12th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

The VLF is teaming up with Freedom Surf to host the Halloween Expression Session! Next Saturday from 2-4 at First Street. Wear your best costume & surf to win a trophy! Then join us for an after party at Freedom Surf with movies, bands, beers and oysters to raise money for Puerto Rico!

VLF & Freedom Surf Shop Halloween Surf to benefit Puerto RicoOctober 21, 2017, 2:00pm1st Street JettyThe Virginia Longboard Federation & Freedom Surf Shop are are proud to announce our partnership in hosting a Halloween Expression Session to raise funds for Puerto Rico.

We are doing a Halloween Expression Session & after party on Saturday, October 21st. All of our proceeds will be donated to United for Puerto Rico Fund. .

The Halloween Expression Session will be held at the First Street Jetty from 2-4 pm. We want as many people as possible to come surf the jetty in Halloween costumes. The VLF will be providing trophies for the best costumes. This will be a free event, but we will be collecting donations for the United for PR fund. It will be for all ages, abilities, and surfers!

Freedom Surf Shop will be hosting the Halloween Expression Session’s AFTER PARTY AT their shop starting at 5 pm. We will have keg beer, oysters and 2 bands playing. We be showing a surf movie. LIMITED EDITION TSHIRTS will be sold at the after party, where all proceeds will be donated towards the United for PR Fund.
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VLF & Freedom Surf Shop Halloween Surf to benefit Puerto Rico

 

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