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Classic Longboard Surfing Contest celebrates 25 years in Pacific Beach this weekend

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Surfers will ride the waves at the 25th annual Classic Longboard Surfing Contest in Pacific Beach.
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Surfers of all ages will defy the laws of physics this weekend at the 25th annual OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest. The competition is divided into categories: Open Division for Men and Women (17 and older) and Special Menehune Division (16 and under). These ninjas of the sea will demonstrate their wave-riding abilities on 1969 or older vintage longboards, that measure nine feet or longer with no leash. The top three finishers in each division will receive an award and lots of swag. Beach check-in runs from 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. with the first heat paddle-out at 8:15 a.m. The surf classic is a fundraiser for the Drowning Prevention Foundation of San Diego, aka San Diego Junior Lifeguards.

25th annual OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. North side of Crystal Pier, 4500 Ocean Blvd., Pacific Beach. Entry fee: $30 in advance, $40 day of the event. The fee includes contest T-shirt and lunch. Registration: ombac.org/omsurf

carolina.gusman@sduniontribune.com