Vans x Sun Diego Boardshops AM SLAM Surf Series


The Vans x Sun Diego AM Slam is back! They’ve brought back all of the exciting features from previous years and have added some cool elements like live scoring updates for all Pro heats and a surfers lounge with couches, umbrellas, & a place to stash your board and get some food. Groms will have a full family day including beach games and giveaways all day.


The Am Slam is an amateur surf contest series is designed to give local surfers the opportunity to compete in and excel. Although there will be some great prizes and trophies given out to top placing surfers at each stop, the overall winners will be the ones who will take home the CA$H and the title of SUN DIEGO’S 2017 AM SLAM SURF SERIES CHAMPION!


Anyone can enter the Open Division if you think you have the skills. The Open Division awards cash instead of prizes! Keep in mind, your accumulated points will remain within your division, so if you decide to enter your age division AND the Open Division, it is perfectly legal, but your points from the 2 Divisions are not added together.


Sponsors include Captain Fin, Nixon, Surface Sun Systems, Spy, Creatures of Leisure. Once again, this year you will be able to check out all the action and results at


There will be four events over the summer:


June 17th – San Clemente ($1,000 prize purse)


July 18th – Pacific Beach ($1,000 prize purse)


August 19th – Ocean Beach ($1,000 prize purse)


September 30 – Mission Beach ($1,000 prize purse)




Divisions are:

Age 14 & Under


Age 15 – 17


Women’s Short Board


Men’s All Ages


Women’s Long Board


Men’s Long Board


All amateur divisions will have 6 man, 15 min. heats


Pro/Am division will have 4 man, 20 min, heats


Points will be accumulated per event surfed and the final event of the season will be double points rated so anything can happen!





Each participant can either pre-register at or if there is still room left in your division on the day of the contest, you may be able to register on-site the day of. However, pre-registering on the website is your best bet for getting in the contest as there is a very limited amount of spots per division.


All Divisions are $30 to enter except for the Men’s All Ages division which is $50 dollars to enter.


For more info and to sign up online to or call 760-734-3818 ext. 2000