Britt Merrick

Channel Islands Surfboards owner Britt Merrick won the Grand Masters virtual contest.


In an effort to keep tradition alive amid the unique circumstances of this year, the 2021 Rincon Classic Surf Contest went virtual for the first time since it was founded in 1979. The virtual event was put together in collaboration with Channel Islands Surfboards, and surfers sent in submissions for the various contests, allowing judges to crown divisional winners. Young talent Vela Mattive of Santa Barbara won the Wahines under-17 division contest as well as the overall Wave of the Season title.

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