The Southern Surf Slam presented by Surf ATL will be a multi-day event of surf, sport, food & bev, entertainment, community, and culture for the entire family, featuring a premier wake surfing competition!

All on Lake Lanier at Lake Lanier Olympic Park at 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506

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Thursday, June 27: Pro-Am
The first day will allow for kids to pair up with a pro and surf together for judging but, more importantly, also allow for one on one time for mentorship and learning!

Friday, June 28: 1st Day of Event
We’ll kick off the first official day of the wake surf comp across all levels and will have sponsors, food trucks, and vendors out for the day!

Saturday, June 29: 2nd Day of Comp
We’ll cap the event with the finals across all levels along with podiums, demos, and entertainment throughout the day!

Click here for more information on what is going on after the event.

Competition Rules at Event

The Entertainment

Our vision is to create an event that brings a diverse population of attendees from our core surf audience to event goers and music lovers and families. Below is an overview of the event highlights.

The Beneficiaries

Our event is intended to benefit our community along with programs we have been involved with in past and that we are organizationally passionate about — all profit from the event will be split among these programs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier provides kids and teens with a safe, fun and engaging environment to promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Lake Lanier Association (LLA) seeks to protect the quality, quantity and safety of Lake Lanier through education, action and advocacy and and runs many programs to reach that goal.

Caribbean Surf Connection’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive community that empowers children in the Dominican Republic through the transformative power of surfing.

The Partners