1 Wave Challenge


Saturday, January 28, 2017


La Jolla Shores




Due to severe winter storms in the forecast for the coming days, the 1 Wave Challenge is being postponed by one week. The new event time is Saturday, January 28th, 2017 with surfers checking in from 8:30-9:30am (later timeline due to expected high tides that day).

We are STOKED to have an additional week to register more surfers and increase our chances to break the World Record for most surfers on ONE WAVE! Thank you for supporting Boys to Men Mentoring!

Rainy Day Sale! Register NOW for just $60!

Because Mother Nature is forcing an event postponement to Saturday, January 28th, we are using this “grace period” to sign up more experienced surfers!

In lieu of raising $250, we just need you to pay a $60 event registration fee when you sign up.

NOW are you in?! 
Together, we will set a World Record and help hundreds of San Diego boys without dads become the GOOD MEN they want to be!
BRING YOUR SOFT BOARD and join us to catch the ultimate PARTY WAVE for a great cause! You will be in the line-up with 179 other experienced surfers with a goal of breaking the World Record for the most surfers on 1 wave at 1 time!
1 Wave. 1 World Record. 1 Cause.
The 1 Wave Challenge

NOT a Surfer? We are having a FUN RUN, too! Check it out HERE!

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OneWaveChallengeBrochureThe 1 Wave Challenge is limited to 180 surfers only. It’s highly recommended that you register today to reserve your place in history.

When: January 28, 2017
Where: La Jolla Shores
Registration: $60

* A soft board is MANDATORY for this event!

Participants receive the following:

  • Breakfast  
  • Rash guard
  • Event T-shirt
  • Beachside concert

Schedule for the event:

  • Vendor Expo Opens: 8:30am
  • 1 Wave Registration Opens: 8:30am
  • Torrey Pines Run Registration Opens: 9:00am
  • 1 Wave Challenge – World Record Attempt: 10:00am – 11:30am
  • Torrey Pines Run Start Time: Noon
  • Live Music and mingling: 11:00am-2:30pm
  • Event Ends: 2:30pm


After catching that perfect wave, you are invited to eat great (free!) food, cruise through the vendor village, jam out to the sounds of some awesome San Diego musicians in the park and celebrate breaking a World Record! There will be a 1 WAVE PARTY, all benefiting Boys to Men Mentoring, San Diego’s own life-changing group mentoring program for fatherless teenage boys!

* Surfers of all ages and experience levels are welcome, but must be in physical condition to paddle out repeatedly for 90 minutes and at a surf skill level to STAND for more than five seconds on the board.

Supported by the Century Club of San Diego /

Supported by The Century Club of San Diego, the 1 Wave Challenge invites surfers of all ages to share a single wave for the benefit of Boys to Men, a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to guiding and supporting young, often fatherless, boys on their journey to manhood.

Boys to Men Mentoring Network is proud to be one of just 12 charities selected for participation in Champions for Youth, a mission-driven program of our fellow nonprofit, The Century Club. The Century Club supports San Diego charities through its annual event, the Farmers Insurance Open.

Boys to Men will receive 100% of every donation made through Champions for Youth and all donations will grow! Here’s how:

We’ll earn bonus money up to $45,000 based on how much we raise compared to the other participating charities, plus, The Century Club will cover all credit card processing fees normally paid by Boys to Men.

Help us spread the word and reach our goal so that we can continue to provide hope and mentorship to change the lives of San Diego’s fatherless boys.

“We are proud to develop this exciting partnership with The Century Club of San Diego, Champions for Youth and the Farmers Insurance Open. The 1 Wave Challenge gives surfers, of all ages and abilities, the chance to participate in something much larger than themselves at the start of a New Year. We see the event generating a spirit of excitement and possibility that will inspire our work throughout the coming year.”

– Craig McClain, Boys to Men Executive Director

1 Wave Challenge, La Jolla Shores Park

8300 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037

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