International Surf Festival

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Swimmers nearing the finish of the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, a memorial swim in Manhattan Beach, California, photographed by Sean Hiller/Staff Photographer of the Daily Breeze and part of the International Surf Festival
Taylor Spivey winning the 2011 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim in Manhattan Beach, California, doing a beach finish photographed by Sean Hiller/Staff Photographer of the Daily Breeze
Dwight Crum, first coordinator of the International Surf Festival and namesake for the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim from Hermosa Beach pier to Manhattan Beach pier in Southern California

The International Surf Festival is a marine sports event held in Manhattan Beach, California in July and August each summer since 1962. Its first coordinator was local lifeguard Dwight Crum.


Events at the International Surf Festival include the following:

  • Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament - Manhattan Beach Pier 6-Man / 6-Woman.
  • Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner -
  • LA County Lifeguard Championships
  • U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter & L.A. County Lifeguard Rescue Demo
  • 6-Lifeguard Run Relay
  • Lifeguard Events
  • Bud Stevenson Intracrew Medley Relay.
  • International Bodysurfing Championship
  • Surfing Championships
  • Sand Soccer Challenge
  • Dick Fitzgerald Two-Mile Beach Run
  • California Beach Volleyball
  • So Calif. Lifeguard Championships
  • Junior Lifeguard Taplin
  • Lifeguard Beach Flags
  • Judge Taplin Three-Mile Lifeguard Medley Relay
  • Velzy-Stevens Pier-to-Pier Paddleboard Championship
  • Sand Castle Design Contest
  • Sand Soccer
  • California Beach Volleyball
  • Dwight Crum Pier-To-Pier Swim
  • Lifeguard Dory Race
  • South Bay Youth Swims and Paddles

Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim

The Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim (also known as the Manhattan Beach Swim) is a 2-mile memorial swim that is part of Manhattan Beach's annual International Surf Festival. It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims. It is a point-to-point ocean swim in Los Angeles, California. The most popular open water swim in the greater Southern California area, it starts on the south side of Hermosa Beach Pier and finishes on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

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