IJSBA is pleased to share the following information regarding the RPM Best of the West Moto Surf event in Huntington Beach.  Hot Products generously contributes funding and resources to make this spectacular competition come together.  Additional support from Jettrim ensures that the Surf City beach will witness the very best Personal Watercraft has to offer.  Please see all the details below:
The Best of the West Series Round # 5
The Hot Products 5th Annual Huntington Beach Moto-Surf & Rickter Free Ride Exhibition 
May 4 & 5, 2024
Huntington Beach Pier (southside)
Presented by
Jettrim, Impros, Bomber Eyewear
Jettribe, Sandhopper Industries, Lake Havasu Jet Ski Rentals, Works H20 Designs, JC Racing, 3D Design Concepts, Ultimate Watercraft, Monster Watercraft, SBT, Throttle Junkie News, Circuit Jet Sports, Mike Follmer Specialties, The Watercraft Journal, West Coast Watercraft Club & Pro-Rider Magazine
The 5th Annual Hot Products Huntington Beach Moto-Surf & Freeride, May 4 & 5, 2024 at the Huntington Beach Pier (south side)! This much anticipated event will feature 2 days of IJSBA sanctioned watercraft racing and the Rickter Freeride Exhibition. Below is the important information you will need for this event:
Registration: Pre-Registration is now open. Please click the link to register: https://form.jotform.com/240924463264154
(*Note: No money is required to be registered, only the form is mandatory, please pre-register at your earliest convenience.)
Pre-registration closes on Sunday, April 28th. You will still be able to register on-site on Friday, May 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm and or Saturday from 6:30 to 7:45 am.
This race is Round #5 of The Hot Products "Best of the West" series Presented by Jettrim, Impros, Bomber Eyewear. This round is a cumulative 2 day event. The overall winner is decided from the 4 moto's over the 2 day event (Note: this format is exactly the same format used in 2018 & 2019 & 22). Your entry fee covers both days of racing.
This is a double points race for the Best of the West Series Championship.
Please pre-register at your earliest convenience. Pre-registration will close on Sunday, April 28th!
Questions, please email dawn.rpmracing@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you!!
Pro payout is guaranteed 50% of pro entries/class. Must have 6 on line to pay 1st-3rd, less than 6, 1st & 2nd place only.
This event is a IJSBA World Finals qualifier (counts as 1 round).
Pit Parking: The City of Huntington Beach has granted access to the lot off Huntington Street & PCH for this event (same pit parking lot as we used in 2023). This lot will accommodate all race teams, enclosed trailers & motorhomes (dry camping only, no hook ups). All parking is 1st come, 1st serve. Pits open on Friday at 8:00 am. per the City of Huntington Beach, not Wednesday or Thursday. Race teams, pit crews, etc. will pay based on spaces used per the City of Huntington Beach.
Host Hotel: There is no host hotel for the event. Please google/search local hotels, Airbnb or VRBO for best deals.
Beach Access: There will be beach access from the parking lot. The use of UTV's are allowed to move equipment (Ski, Runabout, tools, fuel jug) from the parking lot to the pit area and back however we ask that you work together with other teams. However, once your ski(s) or runabout are in the pit area no UTV traffic will be allowed unless catastrophic failure and the ski must return to the parking lot. Use of the UTV during the race days is prohibited until after the race day as concluded and crowd has disbursed or permission is granted from the race director if requested during the race day.
UTV motorized vehicles are allowed on the beach, however all stand up teams must hand cart (totes, etc.) in and out only. Motorized launch (cars/trucks/quads/etc.) must use the designated launch/pick up area on beach. Please do not park or set up your pit where you might block access to the beach. All vehicles must display the proper parking pass (to be received at registration during initial on-site check-in). To park additional vehicles in the main lot above in the pits (see PIT PARKING above) you will be charged a parking fee of at check in.
No minors or anyone without a valid drivers license may operate a utv, side by side, rzr, etc. on the beach. Only licensed drivers may operate motorized equipment to get from parking lot pits to beach pits per the City of Huntington Beach.
Absolutely no recreational trips on the beach. Race Teams will be monitored by HB Lifeguards as to beach traffic to and from the pits.
Pit Area: The "Pit Area" will be the area to the South of the Start area on the South Side of the pier above the water line. All race teams will be allowed to bring a "pop up" style tent onto the beach to indicated their pit stall. Tents longer than 10 x 10 will be set up perpendicular to the water to maximize pit space.
Fuel: Per the HB FD, a maximum of two (2) - 5 gallon jugs will be permitted in the pit area on the beach. The fuel must be stowed on a tarp or drip tray/pan, not directly on the sand. Also, a tarp or drip pan/tray must be under the ski/runabout at all times while in the beach pits. All pits must have their own fire extinguisher with current tag. Please plan on bringing diapers, "zuck up" or some type of absorbent material to use when fueling.
Smoking & Alcohol: There is NO smoking or alcohol in the pits. Violation will result in immediate dq and exit of race site.
Fire Extinguisher: All racers must have currently certified (2024) fire extinguisher for your pit area!!! We will be checking as part of your safety inspection upon arrival to the pits. Please make sure the certification tag is up to date.
Rider Check In: ALL racers/families/crew members must check-in on Friday starting at 10:00 am until 5:00 p.m. and or on Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. If you've pre-registered you still must check-in, sign the waivers and receive your credentials. If you haven't registered you may do so during the days/times stated. Please do not wait until registration is closing to either get registered or clear registration.
Friday, May 3rd:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Pits are open to race teams for set up
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Registration open in the pit parking lot for race teams and freeriders
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Safety Inspection (in pit parking lot area) for all participants
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Rider's meeting for beach pit move in. At Registration area in pit parking lot..
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Move in from pit parking lot to beach pits.
(*Note: There will be security overnight both on beach pit area and pit parking lot area).
Saturday & Sunday, May 4th & 5th:
It is highly recommended that if you can't make it to registration on Friday that you are at the parking lot on Saturday morning before 6:30 a.m!! All race teams must be through registration by 7:45 am on Saturday/Sunday morning so we can all head to the beach pit area.
6:30- 7:45 am - Onsite registration/safety inspection (Pit Parking Lot)
8:30- 8:50 am - Rider's Meeting (mandatory, all riders attend) at lifeguard tower on beach.
9:00- 9:55 am - Practice
10:00 am - Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am - 5:00 pm – 5th Annual Hot Products Huntington Beach Moto-Surf & Rickter Freeride Presented by Jettrim, Impros, Bomber Eyewear
(note: Final schedule will be posted prior to race).
Awards 30 minutes after conclusion of final race on Sunday on the beach.
Note: The schedule may change prior to race day. Please check http://www.rpmracingent.com/ for all updates and information.
There is booth space on Pier Plaza. 10 x 10 and 10 x 20 spots. If you are interested in getting in front up to 20,000 people over the 3 day event this is a great way to showcase/sell your product(s). Please contact RPM Racing for an rate sheet. - rpmracingent@yahoo.com or call (310) 318-4012.
If you would like to get involved with this event as a advertiser/sponsor, please contact RPM Racing at rpmracingent@yahoo.com or call (310) 318-4012 for a advertiser/sponsor proposal
For all questions, please call or email Ross - rpmracingent@yahoo.com or (310) 318-4012.
A final note: I cannot stress how important it is to pre-register! This is the only West Coast Surf Race event, if you want surf racing to continue, please support this event!!
Ross Wallach, President
1803 Morgan Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 318-4012