Steel Pier Surf Classic & Surf Art Expo

Date/TimeVenue/Location
May 24 - 27
7:00am - 5:00pm
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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 Beach Oceanfront’s very own First Street, circa the 1960’s. Historical references indicate that the roots of East Coast surfing were born at our very own Steel Pier, in Virginia Beach.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:

DATE:
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7:00 AM (EDT) through Monday, May 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

LOCATION:
1st St. Jetty, Virginia Beach
200 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

ENTRY FEE:
• $50 Amatuer
• $150 Pro Longboard & Pro Shortboard
• $100 Pro Womens Longboard and Pro Nose Riding
• Grom Fest $1.00

PRO PURSE PRIZES:
• Mens Singlefin Longboard Pro: $TBD
• Womens Logger Pro: $TBD
• Single Fin Noseriding Pro: $TBD
• Mini Pro LB: $TBD
• Mini Pro SB: $TBD
• Grom Fest TBD

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

*2019 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

    • Place: Virginia Beach
    • 3PM–7PM: The Grom Coast Surf & Skate Welcome Party for GromFest, 3pm – 7pm 325 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach. Open to the public.

SATURDAY

    • Place: VirginiaBeach, VA
    • 7AM–5PM: Surfing Competition begins
    • 8AM-9AM: SUP Race
    • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge Presents the Student Art Pavilion on the beach
    • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge presents the Element skateboard Art Show on the beach
    • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge Presents the Vans Custom Culture Student Art Show
    • 9AM–6PM: Coastal Edge retail store on the boardwalk
    • 10AM–6PM: Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo on the Boardwalk 3rd Street and 6th Streets
    • 11:00 AM: Grom Coast Surf & Skate presents GromFest. Under 12 surfing division
    • 1PM-3PM: Live Music from “Deftar” on the beach at 2nd Street.

SUNDAY

  • Place: VirginiaBeach, VA
  • 7AM–5PM: Surfing Competition
  • 8AM: O’Connor Brewing Co. Steel Pier5K Race at 7th Street
  • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge Presents the Student Art Pavilion on the beach
  • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge presents the Element skateboard Art Show on the beach
  • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge Presents the Vans Custom Culture Student Art Show
  • 9AM–6PM: Coastal Edge retail store on the boardwalk
  • MONDAY

    • 7AM–5PM: Surfing Competition – Finals
    • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge Presents the Student Art Pavilion on the beach
    • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge presents the Element skateboard Art Show on the beach
    • 9AM–5PM: Coastal Edge Presents the Vans Custom Culture Student Art Show
    • 9AM–6PM: Coastal Edge retail store on the boardwalk
    • 10AM–5PM: Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo on the Boardwalk 3rd Street and 6th Streets
    • 12PM: Virginia Longboard Federation/Altmeyer Memorial Hawaiian-style Paddleout to honor our fallen U.S. soldiers of on-going military operations
    • 5PM: 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!



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