Wahine Classic Surfing Competition - Wrightsville Beach, NC

Saturday, August 12-Sunday August 13, 2017

Days until the Wahine








Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Wahine Classic! It was an incredible weekend with some outstanding surfing. Thank you also to our volunteers, staff and sponsors. The Wahine Classic would not be possible without the support of all of these groups.

To read a full wrap-up of the event, click here.

To see pictures on photographer Ed Potter’s website, click here. Ed, we can’t thank you enough for these!

We look forward to seeing you next year at the Wahine Classic!

Jo Pickett, Event Organizer
Special thank you to photographer Ed Potter for the beautiful pictures you see on our website.

Registration Information

Registration is now open for the 2017 Wahine Classic. So it’s time to start planning and get your registration in now. Divisions include shortboard, longboard, SUP surf, tandem, pro shortboard, pro longboard and everyone’s favorite – the Teenie Wahines (for girls 10 and under). We have a strong group of judges, staff members, sponsors, ambassadors and volunteers. If you have questions, feel free to email us at jo@wahineclassic.com. This event is open to all women and girls. Hope to see you in August!


Schedule of Events

Our event starts on Friday night, August 11, with a cookout. All surfers and their families are invited to join us. Registration packets will be available for pick-up at the event. Our competition begins on Saturday, August 12 and continues on Sunday, August 13. Stay tuned for more information.




Wahine Classic Featured in the Star News Online

Photographer Matt Born captured several incredible photographs of our competitors at the Wahine Classic. Over 80 women competed in the event. Follow this link to see the photographs: http://starnewsonline.com/photogallery/NC/20170812/NEWS/812009995/PH/1....

Results from the 2017 Wahine Classic

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Wahine Classic! Pro Shortboard 1. Kat Neff, Carolina Beach, NC 2. Grace Muckenfuss, Folly Beach, SC / Wilmington, NC 3. Bree Labiak, Surfside, SC 4. Samantha Newkirk, Wrightsville Beach, NC Pro Longboard 1. Karson Lewis,...

Schedule revised for Saturday, August 12

Surfers - Jo Pickett, the event organizer, has announced some changes to the Saturday schedule due to weather. If we need to have a weather delay for the safety of our competitors, we...

Live Music At The Kick-off Cookout

Kent Knorr, founder of the North Carolina Ukulele Academy, will be welcome surfers and their families aloha-style from 6:00-6:30pm at the Wahine Classic's Kick-off Cookout on Friday, August 11. Kent will be performing in front of the South End Surf Shop. For more...

Surfer Girls of All Ages Returning for Wahine Classic on Behance

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC – One weekend per year, the boys step aside, and surfer girls of all ages take center stage at the Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic. Open to newbies, amateurs, or professionals from around the globe, the annual classic returns August 11-13,...

Registration for the 2017 Wahine Classic Is Now Open

We're excited to announce that registration for the Wahine Classic is now open. To register, click here. The Wahine Classic is working with Surf Signup this year. This event company works solely with surfing events and we think our competitors and their families will...


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2017 Video

Special thanks to Will Page for creating this beautiful video of the 2017 Wahine Classic along with Intracoastal Realty for sponsoring it. Thank you, Will and Intracoastal!

2016 Video

Special thanks to Horizon Creative Co. for creating this incredible video of the 2016 Wahine Classic.

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