Surf College Showcase

Surf College Showcase

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Surf College Showcase - San Diego, USA

  • Starter Category
  • 28/11/2019 - 01/12/2019
  • U8-U19
  • Hotel (Free)
  • £/€40
  • Registration Is Open
  • Open Available Places
  • Deadline Date: 30/09/2019

Detailed Information

The Surf College Showcase and Challenge Cup is the Thanksgiving edition of the famous Surf Cup and is held annually in San Diego, California.

The College Cup tournament is a nationally recognized premier tournament, rated among the top two in the United States. In 2017, 380 top-level teams were accepted. Players from 7 countries – Australia, Canada, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, USA – competed in front of top college coaches. Teams will play at either the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside or the Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar. Each venue has 20 plus full-sized fields and will be attended by an estimated 500 college coaches.

Tournaments Abroad has been a partner with Surf Cup Sports for the past two years, and is looking forward to continuing this cooperation in the future, by sending more of its referees to Surf Cup events.

Referees who are Level 6 or up (on the English scale), or of equivalent level in foreign countries, and who are 18 years of age or over are welcome to apply for the Surf College Showcase. Only non-American referees can apply via Tournaments Abroad.

The tournament offers free accommodation (in twin or triple rooms) from the day before the start of the tournament, until one day after the end. (referees are responsible for any expense if they stay extra), as well as free breakfast (in the hotel) and lunch (on the fields). Free water and Gatorade are offered on the fields.

Referes will instead be responsible for getting to/from the pitches. If a group is organized, renting a car might be the most viable of ways to get there given the lack of public transport in the area.

Referees will also receive a stipend, depending on the number of games they officiate.

Please note – in order to receive money from the tournament, you’ll need to apply for the appropriate VISA (B1/B2). People who travel on the “Esta program” (visa waiver) will not be paid.

All accepted referees will be accommodated free of charge in hotels in close proximity to the fields in either Del Mar or Oceanside.

Referees will be able to check-in on Friday, and check-out on Monday.

Referees can expect free accommodation based on double or triple occupancy in the same room. Hotels are of high standard.

While hotels change every year, in previous editions referees were either lodged at the Doubletree by Hilton Del Mar or at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar.

San Diego is a large and pleasant coastal city right on the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. It’s home to 1.3 million citizens and the second-largest city in the state with many universities and good swimming beaches. It’s also known for its ideal climate, bio and communications technologies, long history, nightlife, outdoor culture and ethnic diversity.

The city sits just north of the Mexican border, across from Tijuana. Though a large city, San Diego has a somewhat slower paced atmosphere and, when visiting, some may find it provides a soothing break from the typical hustle-bustle of a city of its size.

The San Diego area can be an incredible place to visit almost any time of the year, with its mild Mediterranean climate. With coastal temperatures around 75 degrees (24°C) most of the time, the weather is ideal, with very low humidity.

San Diego International Airport is the closest airport to downtown San Diego and is served by most of America’s main airlines. Direct flights from Europe are also available, albeit at a higher price, and are operated by British Airways (from London Heathrow), Condor (from Frankfurt, seasonal flight) and Lufthansa (also from Frankfurt).

A better (and cheaper) option to reach South California would be to take one of the many direct flights to Los Angeles, and reach San Diego by either bus, train or rental car (with the latter being the best option, if travelling as a group).

Flights are also available from pretty much any major city in the USA and Canada, should you want to look for a trip involving a layover somewhere.














San Diego International Airport is the closest airport to downtown San Diego and is served by most of America’s main airlines. Direct flights from Europe are also available, albeit at a higher price, and are operated by British Airways (from London Heathrow), Condor (from Frankfurt, seasonal flight) and Lufthansa (also from Frankfurt).

A better (and cheaper) option to reach South California would be to take one of the many direct flights to Los Angeles, and reach San Diego by either bus, train or rental car (with the latter being the best option, if travelling as a group).

Flights are also available from pretty much any major city in the USA and Canada, should you want to look for a trip involving a layover somewhere.

If joining the Tournaments Abroad group on the summer refereeing tour which includes the Davis Legacy Showcase in Northern California, it might be worth looking into an open-jaw flight with arrival into San Francisco and departure from either Los Angeles or San Diego.

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Date(s) - 28/11/2019 - 01/12/2019
All Day

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