The Ventura Bodysurfing Classic is the flagship event for the South Jetty Swells Bodysurfing Association.
This event is held at the south jetty of the Ventura Harbor in early December. The Ventura Bodysurfing Classic will be the final event of the California Bodysurf Tour. The event is well known for providing powerful north west winter swells and cold water.
The contest has 3 Division as follows: Men's Open Grommets under 18 boys & girls Women's Open
Find Current California Bodysurfing Tour Rankings HERE
WE WERE STOKED TO CATCH UP WITH SLYDE BRAND AMBASSADOR JOSH BALL TO GET THE INSIDE TRACK ON BODYSURFING IN VENTURA.
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE THE BREAK WHERE THE CONTEST IS TAKING PLACE?
Sandy bottom beach right next to the Ventura harbor. With two jetties on either side of the beach, shoulders come from the right and left depending on the swell. Sandbars on the outside make for fun long rides and on the inside, you can find hollow shore breaks.
ANY TIPS YOU WOULD GIVE TO SOMEONE COMPETING IN THE CONTEST FOR THE 1ST TIME?
Be prepared for anything! Depending on the day the winter swell can bring sloppy monster waves that wall up, lake-like conditions, or perfect glassy shoulders…you never know.
Enjoy this EPIC Video from the Ventura Bodysurfing Classic 2018 ⬇️
Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, Bluefly.com However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.