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 Beach Oceanfront’s very own First Street, circa the 1960’s. Historical references indicate that the roots of East Coast surfing were born at our very own Steel Pier, in Virginia Beach.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

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

First Place winner of the Element Skateboard art competition at the Steel Pier this weekend. Congratulations!Tia Woods winning 1st Place in the Coastal Edge Skateboard Design Art Show ... See MoreSee Less

First Place winner of the Element Skateboard art competition at the Steel Pier this weekend. Congratulations!

Sunday May 28th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

Here's our schedule for tomorrow⚡️⚡️⚡️ ... See MoreSee Less

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This is the artist, Sidney Swoope

Friday May 26th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

At the Steel Pier Classic this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

At the Steel Pier Classic this weekend!

Wednesday May 24th, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

⏰🙄 Registration has closed for the 2017 Steel Pier Classic; which will be three days of surf & art fun held this weekend in Va Beach! @mikey_melchiorre was our Pro Longboard winner last year, where 4 competitors took home their share of the $5,000 purse. Are you giving it a go? If you missed sign up, beach entries will be available on Saturday morning if room is available! 👊🏻#vlf #steelpierclassic #SPC2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

We KNOW that we're blowing up your feed.. but @philip_goold is about to blow up Pro Shortboard at the Steel Pier Classic this weekend! What about you? Have you entered yet? Pro Shortboard purse will be based on entries.. more bros then more 💸💰💵 entries close tonight! ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

Registration closes today for the Steel Pier 5K on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, Sunday May 28th. Price goes up to $45 after 9 pm. Register online or drop a paper entry at Coastal Edge on 21st St. & Arctic. ... See MoreSee Less

Registration closes today for the Steel Pier 5K on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, Sunday May 28th. Price goes up to $45 after 9 pm. Register online or drop a paper entry at Coastal Edge on 21st St. & Arctic.

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I just registered online for the 5k. Was it supposed to be closed?! I hope that's not a problem.

Is there same day registration?

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

Today is the day! Registration closes tonight for the Steel Pier Classic at 9 pm! Register online at www.steelpierclassic.com or drop a paper entry at Coastal Edge, 21st St. & Arctic. We will accept beach entries with late fee, if space is available. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the day! Registration closes tonight for the Steel Pier Classic at 9 pm! Register online at www.steelpierclassic.com or drop a paper entry at Coastal Edge, 21st St. & Arctic. We will accept beach entries with late fee, if space is available.

Sunday May 21st, 2017

Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

There will be a CJ Nelson Designs surfboard demo all weekend at the Steel Pier Classic!!. Look for the Coastal Edge Tent on the beach with some of the most beautiful boards you have ever seen! ... See MoreSee Less

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