EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2019

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.

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