Windansea has been invited to compete in this year's Rincon Invitational March 18-19th hosted by Groundswell Society.
20 clubs have been invited that demonstrated outstanding community service, so we are honored to take part in this unique event that does not score maneuvers but how many waves a club can share in one hour (check out the rules here)!
As a fundraising event, Groundswell Society has raised almost $20,000 for the Rincon Scholarships, which have been awarded to high school seniors with outstanding public service records through the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. They also raised funds that were used to propose improvement to the trail and provide handicap access to the beach. This year 100% of the net proceeds from the Invitational will fund the Sophia Bartlow Scholarship, to be administered as in years past by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and awarded to a college-bound student/surfer with an outstanding public service record.
The Surfrider Foundation Advisory Board will organize a Rincon Memorial Vigil for Sophia Tiare’ Bartlow, at 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 19. Sophia Bartlow, age 26, U.S. Women’s Surfing and SUP Champion, and much loved daughter of Surfrider Foundation Founding Board of Director, Advisory Board Member, and U.S. and World Women’s Surfing Champion, Jericho Poppler Bartlow, was killed in a car crash on the North Shore of Oahu. We will celebrate and honor Sophia’s life, with Jericho Poppler Bartlow attending, in a meaningful Memorial Vigil on the Rincon Beach.