The 5th Annual Rincon Classic Video Contest

Entry’s Open Feb 1st – March 1st

Sponsored by Channel Islands Surfboards
& The Santa Barbara Independent


Video Guidelines

Submit a 2-5 minute surf video of Rincon by March 1st to win a Custom CI Surfboard, CASH, tons of prizes, and have your video premier in front of hundreds of people! Videos will be judged on by Grammy Award Winning Surf Videographer Branden Aroyan and announced at the Video Contest Premier Party : March 9th.  All entries will be posted on independent.com upon submission and will be open to public voting to crown the audience choice award. 

  • Judged on: Originality, Story, Action, & True to Rincon
  • Voted on: Publics favorite!

Must be:

  • 805 local to enter
  • Filmed and/or edited by the person submitting the video(can be a multiple person project)
  • PG13 and under
  • May use multiple locations but emphasis must be on Rincon Point

How to submit video:

Upload videos from Feb 1st – March 1st and fill out necessary information in the form below. We will send you a confirmation e-mail within 24hours that your video was accepted. Once accepted you will be provided instructions on how to send in our raw file.

Three Divisions:

  1. 17 & Under (judged)
  2. Age 18+ (judged)
  3. Audience Choice (voted by public)
  • VIDEO PREMIER: March 9th 6-8pm at the Channel Islands Surfboards retail store in Santa Barbara. Top placing will be announced for each division, videos will premier on the huge blow up screen! Cash, prizes and awards will be distributed.
  • Video submissions will be posted on rinconclassic.com and voted upon by the viewing public through independent.com to determine the Audience Choice Award-announced at premier.
  • You may promote your video anyway you please!


Division Age 18+

1st place: $150 cash, Custom CI Surfboard, prize bag
2nd place: $100 cash, Hurley wetsuit, prize bag
3rd place: $50, prize bag, Arbor Skateboard

Division 17 & Under

1st place: $100 cash, Custom CI Surfboard, prize bag
2nd place: $50 cash, Hurley wetsuit, prize bag
3rd place: Prize bag, Arbor Skateboard

Division Audience Choice

1st place: $100 cash and huge prize bag

Video Upload

Your Name (required)

Your Age (required)
 17 years of age or younger 18 years of age or older

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Youtube video URL