is a FREE fly-fishing “tournament”, focused on fly-fishing the surf. Organized by the Southwest Council of Fly Fishers international, Riptide Rendezvous is a non-profit fundraising event, with all net proceeds go to the SWC-FFI, to help fund fly-fishing outreach programs.
The inaugural gathering was held October 21, 2017, at Rincon Beach Park in Carpinteria, California. Our next event has yet to be scheduled, so feel free to sign up for our mailing list. We’ll let you know the details about the 2nd RR as they develop.
Like to find out more about what’s involved in Riptide Rendezvous? Check out our “How It Works” page for an overview. You can also find out a bit more of the history behind the event on our “History” page.
Interested in participating, but don’t know how to fly-fish SoCal surf? Check out our “How-To” page, where we have a number of “getting started” links.
Here are the results from the 2017 Riptide Rendezvous: "Tough" does not come close to describing the fishing. While fair fishing was found in the days preceding the event, Saturday found larger waves, an abundance of kelp and weeds on the beach, and a scarcity of...read more
The folks at Abel Reels have generously donated a Super Series 6/7 to Riptide Rendezvous. Available since 1999, in a size for every fish that swims, the Abel Super Series has proven itself time after time as the premier American-made reel. A super-smooth,...read more