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 30th 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 by Spencer The Gardener. Food by Wahoo’s, raffle and silent auction raising funds for First Descents, and 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
Music by the Spencer The Gardener……….6:30-7:00
Dinner By Wahoo’s……………………..6:30-7:30
Slideshow & Video Highlight…………6:30-7:15
Silent auction & Raffle…………….6:30-7:30
FD & Camp Healing Wave video………..7:30-7:45
Closing Music by Spencer The Gardener……9:00-9:30
One of a kind solar carved Lanikai Ukelele’s View Blog Post
For the six year we are partnering with local artists to create unique one of a kind organic trophies for Rincon Classic event winners. Nothing helps keep the rhythm of surfing going while on land quite like music. It is with great honor that we have partnered with Lanikai Ukelele’s and local distributor Jensen’s Guitar to provide all first place winners with a Lanikai Ukelele. Each ukelele is customized with original RC 13 30th annual artwork as solar carved by local artist Brian Chandler, aka “Solar B”.
RC 13, 30th annual Thrones:
The Professional division winner and special award recipients will receive one of a kind custom 30th annual Rincon Classic thrones created by renowned local wood worker John Birchim of Jaya Wave. The wood donated to create each piece has a unique story, where a tree has fallen and then been reclaimed and milled, then made into a throne to live on through the legacy of the Classic.
RC 13, 30th annual Belt Buckles
All finalists receive 2013, 30th annual Rincon Classic commemorative belt buckles as trophies in honor of their achievements. Now that’s a trophy that will hold your pants up!
2013, 30th annual special award recipients
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.
About the Jeff White Aloha Award:
The Jeff White Aloha award was created by legendary wood worker Skip Saengar in 2012 to recognize an individual whose community spirit and life path have bettered our community. Saengar’s concept for the JWAA is one of a perpetual trophy where yearly honorees names are added to the award year after year.Jed White was the first inductee in 2012 honoring his father Jeff’s passion, devotion to community and lifestyle.
Surf Happens Lifetime Achievement award: 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.