Surf Racing Returns to SoCal in Huntington Beach MotoSurf Race & TC Freeride Exhibition


Many thought it could never be done; giving the political climate, it was believed that the days of Southern California surf racing were long gone. Yet, RPM Racing Enterprises’ own Ross Wallach has pulled off a miracle and announced recently that surf racing is coming to Orange County this coming April 14th and 15th in the first-annual Huntington Beach Moto Surf and TC Freeride Exhibition, or California State Surf Championship!

For well over a decade, RPM Racing Enterprises has remained the primary racing promoter for IJSBA Region 1’s “Best of The West” racing series, and this windfall is a major salute to Mr. Wallach’s commitment to this sport. This stand-alone event will entreat audiences to true surf racing and a freeride session featuring some of Southern California’s most talented riders. Vendors have already been vying for booth space and the expected turnout is believed to be significant.

Add to that Huntington Beach is California’s very own “Surf City” and the previous home to the annual G-Shock Surfing Championships as well as countless other surfing contests, and racers are certain to have their hands full in the big rollers breaking in the shadow of the famous Huntington Beach Pier. More details are soon to be revealed at RPM Racing Enterprises’ website.

Here’s the original press release from RPM Racing Enterprises:
RPM Racing Enterprises is proud to announce The Hot Products 2018 Huntington Beach Moto-Surf & Freeride Exhibition presented by Jettrim, Jettribe, Hydro-Turf, Bomber Eyewear, Jet Renu, Circuit Jet Sports, Kawasaki, IPD Graphics, Factory Zero, Rickter-RRP, T.C. Freeride, Goodman Properties Krash Industries, Works H20 Designs & ProRider Magazine.

After an almost 20 year hiatus, surf racing returns to Southern California on April 14 & 15 at the Huntington Beach Pier (south side)! This much anticipated event will feature 2 days of IJSBA sanctioned (International Jet Sports Boating Association) PWC racing with an overall awards, cash & prizes. Racers will descend on Huntington Beach for the inaugural event which will showcase the best stand up and runabout PWC racers in the country.

Billed as “motoX” on the water, surf racing is uniquely difficult as the ever changing surf conditions can be a great equalizer for even the fastest and most talented racers. The event will also feature a “Freeride Exhibition.” TC Freeride, Rickter-RRP & Krash Industries riders will be performing some of the best acrobatic tricks on the water.

Fans can get up close with the racers as the event is free to the public. You don’t want to miss out on visiting the vendor area, located at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier. Practice starts at 9:00 both days with racing at 10:00 am.

For all updates and information, please visit or call (310) 318-4012

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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