Dempsey Scholarship Fund


Over the past several years, hundreds of children have enjoyed participating in the WILDCOAST Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival and Surf Contest. Many of these children evolve into active WILDCOAST volunteers that play a dynamic role in our efforts to protect our coast and ocean. Last year, community support enabled WILDCOAST to provide scholarships for numerous local youth in need, giving them the opportunity to compete in the Dempsey Holder Surf Contest free of charge.

Let’s do it again this year! Your generous gift will support the scholarship fund and will help WILDCOAST continue to provide local children in need from throughout South San Diego County with the chance to participate in this family-friendly event. The Dempsey promotes ocean conservation and stewardship, community service and an active healthy lifestyle with a focus on athletic achievement.

The Dempsey honors the memory of legendary waterman, big-wave surfing pioneer, and lifeguard Allan "Dempsey" Holder!  All proceeds from the event support WILDCOAST's efforts to protect our coast and ocean.