SIMA Classic Sunday Awards Ceremony


Sunday of the event 6:30-9:30pm
(Subject to Change Along With Event To Subsequent Sundays Thereafter)


Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109


The 32nd annual Rincon Classic awards ceremony is an all ages event for Rincon Classic participants, their families, friends, and the community at large. The ceremony honors all finalists and features a slide show and video highlights from the finals line up.

Live Music, food by Rincon Brewery, raffle and silent auction raising funds for the Surf Happens Foundation. Check out tables by event sponsors, local artists, and our supporting environmental activists.

Contestants get in free with tickets for all others $10 and include raffle tickets and a meal

Schedule and Highlights

Live Music……….6:30-7:00
Dinner By Rincon Brewery……………………..6:30-7:30
Slideshow & Video Highlight…………6:30-7:15
Silent auction & Raffle…………….6:30-7:30
Video Contest Finalists………..7:30-7:45
Awards Ceremony……………………….7:45-9:00

Organic Trophies

Custom Trophies TBA

For the six year we are partnering with local artists to create unique one of a kind organic trophies for Rincon Classic event winners.

RC 15, 32nd annual Belt Buckles

All finalists receive 2015, 32nd annual Rincon Classic commemorative belt buckles as trophies in honor of their achievements. Now that’s a trophy that will hold your pants up!

32nd annual special award recipients:

Jeff White Aloha Award &  Surf Happens Lifetime Achievement award:  TBA!

Past Recipients:

2014: Davey Smith

Read Full Profile Here

2013:  Tom Curren

Tom Curren has without a doubt been the most iconic and influential surfer to grace our local waters over the last 30 years defining style, flow and humility. Tom, who groomed his technique at Rincon Point stormed onto the international scene winning three world titles in the process and held the record for most professional wins for nearly 20 years. Throughout his career he shyed away from the lime light and let his surfing do the talking, which arguably only grew his legend. His approach to wave riding continues to influence surfers young and old the world wide.

2012: Jeff White Aloha Award: Roger Nance

On behalf of generations of local surfers we are honored to present the 2013, 30th annual Rincon Classic Jeff White Aloha Award to Roger Nance. Roger, “Uncle Rog”, was one of the original founders of the Rincon Classic and spearheaded the event for seventeen consecutive years from 1979 to 1996 while also running a local contest series.  He was one of Jeff’s shop workers in Goleta while in college and became one of his right hand men helping to launch Surf N Wear franchise stores up and down the coast before eventually settling on one location, the Surf N Wear Beach House  which is located at 10 State Street.

The events that Roger ran helped to bring our community together and provided a competitive forum for local surfers that helped raise the level of surfing in Santa Barbara. Following in Jeff’s footsteps he became a true community leader and continues to share his passion for the sport and love of people to this day.2013 Surf Happens Lifetime Achievement award:  Tom Curren