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June 29, 2019

2019 Surf Competitions

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In 2005, after traveling the world, SWITCHFOOT dreamed up an idea to give back to their hometown that supported them as surfers and musicians, to rally their great community and to invest in kids who might need a hand up. Over a decade later, their idea has grown into two iconic San Diego events- BRO-AM’s Benefit Party and Beach Fest.

Event Highlights

17,000+ active, artistic, all-ages attendees

Attendees from over 35 states & 10 countries

Partner with iHeartMedia for event promotion

National and local media coverage

Free surf lessons provided to kids from benefiting charities by Surfin Fire Surf School

Previous surf teams: Hurley, Rip Curl, Billabong, Quiksilver, Nixon, Channel Islands, Salt Life, Rusty, Arnette, Dragon, Sun Diego, Hansen’s Surf Shop, SurfRide

Previous Participants: Tom Curren, Rob Machado, Dane Reynolds, Courtney Conlougue, Damien Hobgood, Tim Curran, Taylor Knox, Dylan Graves, Makua Rothman, Nathaniel Curran, Chris Shiflett, Kalani Robb, JordyCollins, Dane Zaun, Brett Simpson, Yadin Nicol

BRO-am Surf Teams

Brands or companies represent teams of four professionals and amateurs that compete with a unique twist that keeps our contest more “BRO” than pro. Each contestant is scored on their best wave ridden in their traditional stance and best wave ridden switch foot.


Click Here If you are interested in reaching out to sign up a team. Entry Fee: $750 per team

Rob Machado Bro-Junior Competition

Femal and male surfers in mixed heats. Age 16 and under. This year represents the 8th annual ROB MACHADO BRO-JUNIOR, offering contestants the chance to show off their skills at the BRO-AM! The ROB MACHADO BRO-JUNIOR  gives extra points for kids having the most fun!



Sign-ups will be taken in person, PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

Signups in person with a guardian on Sunday, June 2nd 10am to 2pm at  Hansen Surf in Encinitas, 1105 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Entry Fee: Package(s) of new men’s size M or L boxer briefs and/or white tube socks (to be gifted to one of our beneficiaries, Stand Up For Kids)

CLICK HERE to visit the ROB MACHADO BRO-JUNIOR event page for more information


Junior Seau foundation adaptive surf program, presented by challenged athletes foundation

Watch inspiring challenged athlete kids enjoy the stoke of surfing and see Challenged Athletes Foundation mission come to life right here in our hometown.


Surf Joust Program

One rider from each BRO-AM Team battles 10 jousters at the same time. The intimidation factor of battle armor, nerf weapons and costumes are key parts to jousting to victory. Each team prepares their own costumes in advance. Jousters ride foam boards and must wear crazy, protective helmets. The last standing jouster wins.





June 29, 2019

  • All Day - Vendors, Food, Brand Activations & Fun
  • 7:00am - 3:00pm - Surf Contest
  • 3:00pm - Surf Awards
  • (follow us on Bro-Am social media to for event updates)

Moonlight Beach
Encinitas, CA

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