Barrier Island Classic Surf Contest Kicks Off August 23

Photo courtesy Friends of IBSP

SEASIDE PARK – The 2nd Annual Barrier Island Classic Surf Contest hits the waves August 23 with a competition for kids aged 17 and under. The contest picks back up again with an adults only competition on September 23.

The annual surfing contest was created last year by the Friends of Island Beach State Park to help raise money for the area.

“I am excited to continue the tradition of having a surf contest on Island Beach State Park. It’s great to have the surfing community come together with the Friends of Island Beach to support Island Beach State Park and allow surfers of all ages to enjoy and experience this wonderful place,” said Josh Starner, Contest Director.

Barrier Island Classic Jr. starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23 for kids ages 17 and under in three divisions:

  • Young Men (13-17)
  • Boys’ Division (12 and under)
  • Girls’ Open (17 and under)

Barrier Island Classic Pro starts at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23 for adults ages 18 and over in three divisions:

  • Men’s Longboard
  • Men’s Short Board
  • Women’s Open

If the weather or waves on competition days do not cooperate, alternate dates have been set for August 24 and 25 for the Jr. contest and September 24 and 25 for the Pro contest.

The Friends of Island Beach State Park (Friends of IBSP) is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational, and research programs and events at Island Beach State Park.