Logjam! is an " Old Boards, No Cords" retro surfboard contest that features pre-1970 vintage surfboards, weighing 20 lbs or more, single fins, that are surfed without the use of a leash. With an Aloha spirit, this event recreates the early years of California surfing before technology evolved boards and surfing to the current day. As seen in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Pacific Longboarder.
Categories include men, women, children, tandem, and paddleboard races in a two day event that gives all a chance to surf the designated World Surfing Reserve, Pleasure Point area of Santa Cruz.
The Big Stick Logjam! is a vital success also because of the wide support of sponsors we have. We have international companies from the surf community as well as local community businesses; there is a place at Logjam! for everyone! To find our more about the opportunities we have to offer, please download our Prospectus. Contact us directly by email at info(at)bigsticksurfing(dot)org to discuss any questions you might have and to participate in sponsoring Logjam!
The Big Stick Logjam! is a Surfing Coalition event that features surf clubs from the entire length of California and attracts top surfing talent.
The Logjam! Raffle raises money for some great local causes!
From its inception in 2001 to present, our Logjam! has raised and donated over $80,700 to worthy causes such as Ride A Wave and the Junior Guards, as well as providing scholarships to high school surfer/scholars going on to college. The lion’s share of that money was raised by the raffle.
We’re especially proud to have given the high school seniors $38,200 and to have donated $16,500 to help needy and disabled kids have a day at the beach thanks to Ride-A-Wave. In 2013, we donated $2000 to a local middle-school surf club for soft-tops and other gear to give youngsters a chance to experience surfing.
We are also proud to support local organizations protecting our coast. The Santa Cruz Surfrider Foundation and Surfer’s Environmental Alliance received around $10,000 over the years and to preserve local surfing history, we’ve donated $2,500 to the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. Junior Guards groups have
received $3,410 in ‘scholarships’ for kids who couldn’t afford to participate.
Last year we added the Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival to our list of beneficiaries. The SCSFF, which brings ‘indie’ surf films to Santa Cruz, received $1,000. We chose it because it brings our community together, presenting the best side of surfing’s excitement, friendships, and personalities.
Enjoy the many views of the action and the spectacular Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary environment along with educational, vendors, and food service booths. Join in the raffle for a chance to win a new surfboard from local shapers and surfing merchandise awarded hourly!