The 6th Annual Rincon Classic Video Contest

Entry’s Due January 15th

Sponsored by Channel Islands Surfboards
& The Santa Barbara Independent


Submit a 2-4 minute surf video of Rincon by March 1st to win a Custom CI Surfboard, CASH and prizes! Videos will be judged on by Grammy Award Winning Surf Videographer Branden Aroyan and announced at the Video Contest Premier Party : January 18th. All entries will then be posted on independent.com for 2 weeks of public voting to crown the audience choice award on February 1st.

Video Guidelines

We are looking for your personality to shine through video footage of surfing and lifestyle action all taking place at the infamous Rincon Beach. Winners in the past have included a variety of creative angles and compelling content mixed with music setting the mood.

  • Judged on : Originality, Story, Action, & True to Rincon
  • Voted on : Publics favorite!
  • 4 minutes in length max
  • 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 by January 15th 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.

Video Premier

January 18th 6-8pm at the Channel Islands Surfboards retail store in Santa Barbara. Top placing will be announced for each division, winning videos will premier on the huge blow up screen! Cash, prizes and awards will be distributed with pizza and refreshments to enjoy throughout the screenings.


Division Age 18+

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

Division 17 & Under

1st place: $100 cash, Custom CI Surfboard
2nd place: $50 cash and prize bag
3rd place: Prize bag

Division Audience Choice

1st place: $100 cash and prize bag

Video Upload

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