The 6th Annual Rincon Classic Video Contest

Online Voting is ON, CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Winners in all divisions will be announced the Sunday of the Rincon Classic.

Sponsored by Channel Islands Surfboards
& The Santa Barbara Independent


Submit a 2-4 minute surf video of Rincon by January 22nd  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 Rincon Classic main event. All entries will be posted on independent.com public voting to crown the audience choice award the Sunday of the Rincon Classic. 

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 22nd 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 : Canceled for 2018

Due to the recent mudslides in our area, we regretfully have to cancel the premier night at Channel Islands Surfboards. Instead this years video contest will take place online, with winners being announced the weekend of the Rincon Classic.


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

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