About the Surf 'N Slam

For the last 32 years, the Surf ‘N Slam Hoop Classic has attracted Girl’s and Boy’s high school programs from all over the country. With beautiful scenery and great competition, hundreds of teams and coaches have spent the last week of December with us creating memorable experiences on and off the court.

San Diego, the annual site of the Surf ‘N Slam Hoop Classic, is a fantastic tourist destination and a great place to take your team for the holidays. There are 70 miles of sandy beaches, warm sunshine, the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and many other exciting sights. It is all there waiting for your team to explore when you’re not playing hoops!

Get in the Game

Surf ‘N Slam will return to San Diego in December 2023. Interested in attending? Click on the button above and contact Erik Evans for more information.

Tournament Details

San Diego Attractions and Events

  • Disneyland 
  • California Adventure
  • Park
  • Mission Beach
  • La Jolla
  • USS Midway
  • Seaport Village
  • Little Italy
  • Old Town
  • Sea World 
  • San Diego Zoo 
  • Holiday Bowl Football game 
  • Balboa Park 
  • Downtown San Diego 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Where do I fly into?

A:  San Diego International Airport also known as Lindbergh Field

Q:  What is the weather like?

A:  Usually sunny and temperatures range from 65-75 degrees.  Cools down to the high 40’s to low 50’s in the evening.

Q:  Where are the games played?

A:  We use three sights.  Mission Bay High School; University City High School and Scripps Ranch High School.  All three sights are 15-25 minutes from the hotel depending on traffic.

Q:  What is there to do when we are not playing?

A:  There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities in San Diego.  The World Famous Zoo; Sea World; La Jolla; Coronado; Old Town; Mission Beach; Downtown San Diego; Sea Port Village; Little Italy.  All of these are 10-25 minutes from the hotel.

Q:  How do I get tickets for the games?

A:  If you purchased the package, then you receive a tournament pass to all the games.  If you are purchasing a room only or are staying in a different hotel, you can purchase game tickets at the game site.  Ticket prices are $25 for adults for an all-tournament pass and $15 for students.

San Diego, the nation’s seventh-largest city, offers even more than its relaxed resort. This sparkling waterfront city pulses with a new urban sophistication. Downtown has evolved into an exciting urban center with new hotels, major shopping complexes (Horton Plaza and the Paladion), and continuing renewal in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. A renovated cruise ship terminal welcomes cruise ships from many destinations. The harbor bustles with restaurants, shops, and sightseeing excursions. Enjoy the year-round sunshine, 70 miles of beaches, and unlimited outdoor activities. The dazzling array of attractions include Balboa Park, Sea World, Seaport Village, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and San Diego Wild Animal Park. Also enjoy unique shopping, spectator and participant sports, and the lure of nearby Mexico. The city is fast making a name for itself as an important and diverse cultural center as well, offering a kaleidoscope of opera, ballet, museums, and world-class, Tony Award-winning theatre. Whether the agenda calls for deep-sea fishing and boating along the coastline, ballooning or golfing in North County, shopping in Mission Valley, exploring East County’s mountains and deserts, or doing it up downtown, San Diego is the perfect destination!