Cosmic Creek 2017

This past month Salt Creek once again played host to the 16th Annual Vissla Cosmic Creek surf festival. The two-day extravaganza is a retro-style surf experience paying homage to an earlier era. The ‘60s and ‘70s were a pivotal couple of decades in surf history – it was a time where surfboards ruled the shops, shapers were gurus and surfing had a mystical soul about it – and Vissla’s Cosmic Creek brings us back in time to these days. It’s a nearly 48-hour extravaganza filled with surf, music, and nostalgia, and it’s just an all-around great time. The “surf event” itself is separated into seven main divisions based on age, with the addition of a “Pros” and a “Creators & Innovators” division for the final day. But, unlike other surf contest, before each heat competitors draw cards to see who gets the pick of litter from a plethora of historic boards supplied by Vissla. And that’s what makes this contest so unique and so much fun… It’s not the standard shred as hard as you can QS grinders event but more about style, good times and bringing it back to the golden era of surfing. It’s an event for the family that leaves everyone smiling ear to ear when it’s all said and done.