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Surf Cup Sports, LLC. is proud to announce the 2018 SAN DIEGO SURF CHALLENGE. The Thanksgiving tournament will be held November 23-25, 2018. This is a Class I Tournament open to USYSA, US Club Soccer, and FIFA affiliated teams.The Challenge Cup tournament is a nationally recognized premier tournament, rated as one of the top events in the United States.

San Diego Surf Challenge age groups (U8 to U13) will play in divisions of 16, 12 and 8 teams. Each team is guaranteed four (4) games. Bracket play will be played on Friday and Saturday, while Semi-Finals and Finals are on Sunday.

We will offer calendar-year age groups along with multiple flights for U9 (2010) through U13 (2006). Teams can roster up to 14 players for U9-10 and 18 players for U11-13.

All games will be played at various venues throughout North County San Diego. All teams will play 4 games guaranteed, with bracket play being held on Friday and Saturday, while the semifinal and final games will take place on Sunday.

If you have any questions concerning application rules, please contact:
Som Faramarzi – Tournament Director


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Jill Ellis, Head Coach, US Women's National Team

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