The 29th year is this year! Let’s keep it going. Contest takes place on Dec 17th. You can now register online for the 29th Annual Venice Surfathon!

Save $5 on the contest entry by registering online. It is going to be $30 to register at the beach on the day of the contest. It is just $25 to register online, plus you get to reserve a contest t-shirt in the size you want!

Every surfer who enters the contest gets a limited edition 2022 contest t-shirt.

Additional t-shirts can be per-order as well, just add the Additional T-Shirt option to the cart.

The divisions are:

  • Bodysurf: All Ages, Men & Women
  • Boy/Girls 14U: 14 & Under
  • Boys 18U: 15 – 18
  • Girls 18U: 15 – 18
  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • Open Longboard Men 
  • Open Longboard Women
  • Men Masters: 50+
  • Women Masters: 50+
  • Foamie Expression Session: All Ages, Men & Women


Select your division and enter the surfer’s name in the “Please leave special instructions below” box that will appear at checkout.

You will receive an email receipt within minutes of registering, then a separate email will contain link to fill out your information for the contest.

A couple days before the contest another email with additional contest info will be sent out to all registered surfers.

NOTE: All surfers will be required to sign a release form for the contest! You will be able to download and fill out the release form when you register for your heat in the link you will receive, or day of contest.

To save time, please download and fill out the release form and bring it to check-in the day of the contest.  Those who do will receive a gift!

This year’s sponsors:

For more event info and to register:


Thank you Geri for 28 years of Venice Surf-A-Thon!

A message from Venice Surf-A-Thon founder Ger-I Lewis.

As you all know by now, I quite unexpectedly retired from the Executive Director and producer of Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf Contest after 28 straight years. Well a group of Venice folks decided the ‘Thon must go on! Yes they have my blessing! I am beyond stoked! Words really cannot express the love and gratitude I have for you folks!  Thank you!

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