U.S. Surfing Championships Kick-Off Oceanfest ’03 Summer Celebration

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA (May 20, 2003) — The United States Surfing Championships return to Oceanside, Calif. June 28, where the nation’s premier surfing competition will headline the inaugural nine-day Oceanfest beach celebration, announced Paul West, president of the United States Surfing Federation.
The country’s top 650 surfers — ranging in age from 8 to 80 years young — will compete for national titles in 24 divisions at the 43rd annual U.S. Surfing Championships, staged for the 10th consecutive year in Oceanside.
“Oceanside is one the prettiest beaches in Southern California and in the summer, it has one of the most consistent surf breaks in the world, West stated. “The pier, with the amphitheater, creates a coliseum-like atmosphere and makes it the perfect environment to promote family fun with a variety of beach activities.
The area’s pristine beauty and modern facilities makes it a natural backdrop for Oceanfest ’03, a nine-day family-style beach festival that offers spectacular entertainment sure to please guests of all ages.
The breath-taking Fourth of July fireworks display, live music in the amphitheater, art show, skateboarding competition, talent searches, special youth programs and promotional contests and giveaways are all planned with families in mind.
Admission to all Oceanfest ’03 events is free of charge — and getting there couldn’t be easier. The venue offers ample parking and is conveniently located just one block from Amtrak and Beach Train stations.
Oceanfest ’03 is produced by Beach Festival Promotions in conjunction with the city of Oceanside to provide family-oriented entertainment in a setting that features some of the most beautiful beaches, surf and facilities in Southern California. Up-to-the minute information is available at our web site, www.beachfestivalpromotions.com.
The U. S. Surfing Championships are administered by the United States Surfing Federation, the world-recognized national governing body for the sport of competitive surfing. Learn more about the U.S.S.F. and its activities by visiting our web site, www.ussurf.org.