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Seal Beach Surf Contest is a No-Go For Now

With the forecasted swell falling apart, the annual contest has been postponed until "good surf" rolls in.

Surf's not up.

The Seal Beach Lifeguard Association has postponed the annual Katin Surf Shop Seal Beach Surfing Championships.

The event, which has been held for at least 15 years, was scheduled to begin this Saturday and run through Sunday.

However, "on Monday, the contest directors called the contest 'on' for this weekend and watched as the surf forecast deteriorated,"  said Seal Beach Marine Safety Chief Joe Bailey in an email. "In an effort to create a fun community event with good surf, the contest will be held at a later date."

Here’s the official message on the contest website:

The previous swell forecast earlier in the week looks to be moving farther out to Sunday & Monday which left Saturday looking dismally small and incontestable.

The directors deliberated painfully about options and scenarios which would make it possible to follow through with this weekend, but in the end, holding the contest didn’t seem the right call to make. We will be looking forward to the next available weekend with swell and weather.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone with the weekend plans.

Thank You,
Seal Beach Contest Directors & The Beach Lifeguard Assoc.

For more information visit http://sbsurfcontest.com/ or www.facebook.com/SBsurfcontest.

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