Excellent Conditions And Over Head-High Surf Forecasted For Surfing America USA Championships

In Huntington Beach, June 27-July 2

Forecast Provided by Surfline.com — the Official Surf Forecaster of the Surfing America

USA Championships Presented by SIMA

A strong storm in the southern hemisphere has generated massive 35-foot swells off Antarctica, which are on their way to Southern California. The resulting south swell will be the first significant south swell of the year and is timed perfectly to coincide with the beginning of the Surfing America USA Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, June 27th through July 2nd.

On Monday, June 27th, the south swell will build throughout the day to produce 4-6 foot surf with larger sets over 8 feet by late Monday and Tuesday, June 28th. The swell will hold throughout the middle of next week and then slowly drop toward the weekend. Surfline.com also forecasts a small local northwest swell to help to break up the south swell lines to create very contestable conditions all the way throughout the entire event.

WHEN: Contest runs June 27-July 1, 2005, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and July 2, 7:30 — 11:30 a.m. at Huntington Beach Pier, Calif.

WHERE: Huntington Beach Pier

WHAT: More than 300 of the best amateur athletes from across the U.S. confirmed to compete for the Surfing America USA Championship Title and a spot on the USA Surf Team.

About Surfing America

Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing, Bodyboarding, and Surfriding. www.surfingamerica.org

Surfing America is also the North America Regional Office of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP). http://www.aspworldtour.com

Surfing America is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization. All donations made to Surfing America are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Donation checks should be made payable to: Surfing America, P.O. Box 309, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. End of year tax receipts are sent to every individual donor of more than $250. For donations under $250, a cancelled check or credit card statement is sufficient evidence for IRS purposes. Surfing America will send a tax receipt to any donor who requests one.

About SIMA

The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) is the official working trade association of more than 300 surf industry suppliers. Founded in 1989, SIMA is a non-profit organization that serves to promote awareness of the surf industry and participation in the sport of surfing through public relations efforts and a variety of services, educational programs and research. In addition, SIMA actively supports oceanic environmental efforts through its 501(c)(3) charitable environmental foundation, the SIMA Environmental Fund. In the past 15 years, SIMA’s Environmental Fund has raised more than $2.5 million for environmental groups seeking to protect the world’s oceans, beaches and waves. http://www.sima.com

About ISA

Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing, Bodyboarding and Surfriding. http://www.isa.org

About Huntington Beach – Surf City USA„¢

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Surfing America Recognized Organizations

Eastern Surfing Association (ESA)
http://surfesa.org

Hawaii Amateur Surfing Association (HASA)
http://hasasurf.org

National Scholastic Surfing Association
http://nssa.org

Texas Gulf Surfing Association (TGSA)
http://tgsa.org

Western Surfing Association (WSA)
http://westernsurfingassociation..org