This May we had the biggest and I think the best Ten Buck Chuck yet.  The surfing was fun as it was consistent throughout the day and conditions were good. It was a delight to see so many people having fun and competing with one another.  When we organize this event every year we see many new faces and also enjoy watching those who have surfed the Chuck before grow into great surfers and sportsmen, both locally and beyond. The Chuck is truly a contest with something for both first timers and seasoned competitors. As Sabrina and I have found, it takes time to grow a contest with so much aloha. We couldn’t do it without all the awesome volunteers from preparation to the day of this super fun event. It may be called the Ten Buck Chuck, but all the time and effort that each volunteer contributes is priceless. And finally, as Hot Dog Fred, famous for his brats says, “our best is your würst.”

See you next May 2020 and pray for surf.

- Charlie & Sabrina

Ten Buck Chuck is one of two awesome San Onofre Surfing Club contests hosted each year. It is a one day, super casual surf contest held at Old Man’s for the insanely low entry fee of $10 and open to all Club Members of any age and any ability. This contest has been organized by our one and only Charlie (Chuck) Zyvoloski since 2004 and continues to be one of the Club highlights every year.


Chuck says Thanks!

Results for the Ten Buck Chuck 2019

Mixed Youth 6-12
1. Cade Zeilinger
2. Rilynn Baker
3. Baron Banuelos
4. Ila Allred
5. Savannah Clark
6. Shay Allred

Junior Women 13-18
1. Avalon Gall
2. Carolyn Sachse
3. Kaili Arntson
4. Sophia Lopez
5. Sage Reale
6. Beau Allred

Junior Men 13-20
1. Garrison Carrisco
2. Caden Evans
3. Nathan Langer
4. Tommy Coleman
5. Caden Giles
6. Lucas Loureiro

Women 25-47
1. Jessica Taft
2. Michelle Layton
3. Angie Winslow
4. Vicki Reale
5. Kelly Nicely
6. Zoe Rico

Men 21-40
1. Tommy Witt
2. Casey Powell
3. Brendan White
4. JR Costello
5. Mason Klink
6. Cody Maples

Women Masters 48+
1. Katie Calkins
2. Karen Fu
3. Sarah Chen
4. Suzie Poetsch
5. Laurie Thompson
6. Sabrina Pearcy

Men Masters 41-50
1. Travis Zylstra
2. Greg Briggs
3. Jim Wynne
4. Anthony Banuelos
5. Jonathan Sandvig
6. Jeremy Briggs

Men Grand Masters 51-60
1. Matt Brady
2. Jay Reale
3. Manny Arce
4. Michael Doudna
5. James Hannon
6. Jeff Noviello

Legends 60+
1. Kerry Pedlow
2. Matt Albers
3. Charlie Zyvoloski
4. Mark Calkins
5. Pete Herrera

Open Vintage
1. Tommy Witt
2. Brendan White
3. Mason Klink
4. Rob Sachse
5. Michelle Layton
6. Carolyn Sachse

In addition to a full day of surf and hot dog lunch, we will be raffling prizes to support the San Onofre Surf Team and their efforts to represent our club in this year’s Coalition events.

Raffle tickets will be for sale on event day ($2 each).

Raffle prizes generously donated by:

  • Chris Schroeder Longboard 9’0” Tri-fin

  • KOR water bottles

  • Bear Coast Coffee

  • Briggs surf dvds

  • Nixon watches

  • Monster Energy fun pack; drone, skateboard, cooler

  • Hobie gift cards

  • Stewart clothing/hats

  • Weber clothing

  • Sedohr clothing

  • Jeffrey Ommen photographs

  • Icons gift card, shirt

  • Electric sunglasses, hat

  • Pure Love Yoga classes

  • Konnect Pilates gift basket, classes

  • And more!

See you there!

May 19, 2018

The highly anticipated “Ten Buck Chuck” was well worth the wait and was a super fun surf contest to start off the year. The morning started off quiet and calm and after the first heat the participants were treated to a light drizzle that lasted for most of the morning.  Surfers are a gritty bunch and they shook it off in stride and enjoyed the delicious selection of Hot Dogs and Bratwurst diligently prepared by “Hot Dog Fred” and chatted with friends between bites. Kevin Wold and Jonathan “JT” Tracy kept the crowd entertained with brilliant announcing that was fun to listen to while describing the action in the water. Non competitor in the contest zone, beware of the golden tongue lash... 

Those that stuck out the morning were rewarded with a complete change of conditions and were pleasantly surprised with glassy, fun surf. The showcase of talent at all ages was on display. The star of the show this year was Tommy Witt on a borrowed vintage board from Chris Shroeder. Tommy defied gravity with his uncanny balance and entertained the crowd with maneuvers that were mostly described as “how did he do that?!” At the end of the contest the crowd was treated to a rendition of God Bless America by 3 ½ year old triplet sisters Harper, Avery, and Taylor Wynne. A huge thank you to Charlie Zyvoloski and Sabrina Pearcy for putting on this special day as well as to all of the volunteer judges, tabulators, announcers, merchandise sellers, etc. Special thanks to Pete Herrara for taking on the dreaded task of putting out the buoy which put him in the unfortunate position of surfing his heat with the Costco Stand up foamy which he used to take out the buoy.

The 2018 Ten Buck went down in fine style...

See you next year at the Chuck!








1.    Addison McPhillips

2.    Indie Hoffman

3.    Cade Zeilinger

4.    Israel Cannon

5.    River Zylstra

6.    Rilyn Baker


VINTAGE (60’s Surfboards) WOMEN OPEN

1.    Katie Calkins

2.    Carolyn Sasche

3.    Sabrina Pearcy

4.    Lauren Cunningham


VINTAGE (60’s Surfbaords) MEN OPEN

1.    Chris Schroeder

2.    Brendan White

3.    Mark Calkins

4.    Rob Sasche

5.    John Vetter

6.    Kevin Wold


JR GIRLS 12-17

1.    Avalon Gall

2.    Summer Richley

3.    Carolyn Sasche

4.    Eva Levy

5.    Ella McGuire

6.    Beau Allred


JR MEN 12-17

1.    Evan Hikawa

2.    Tommy Coleman

3.    William Hennessy

4.    Jack Butler

5.    Bodhi O’Connell

6.    Tim Linas

WOMEN to 49

1.    Linsay Farrell

2.    Jessica Taft

3.    Angie Winslow

4.    Lauren Cunningham

5.    Grace Kang-Halvorsen

6.    Sarah Chen


MEN 18-39

1.    Brendan White

2.    Bobby Hasbrook

3.    Jacon Guillen

4.    Brett Heimstra

5.    Steve Pacheco



1.    Laurie Thompson

2.    Katie Calkins

3.    Sabrina Pearcy

4.    Suzie Poetsch

5.    Jean Vetter

6.    Lisa Marder



1.    Ryan Mata

2.    RJ Ververy

3.    Billy O’Neill

4.    Devon Howard

5.    Drew Todd / Travis Zylstra



1.    Michael Takayama

2.    Rob Sasche

3.    Mike McGuire

4.    Kevin Wold

5.    Will Yarborough

6.    Brooks Jackson


Legends Men 60+

1.    Mark Calkins

2.    Bobby Lombard

3.    Matt Albers

4.    Biff Cooper

5.    John Vetter

6.    Kerry Pedlow