Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the event being held?

Kelly's Wave was kept secret during its development - but now we're happy to say that the Surf Ranch is located at 18556 Jackson Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245. Parking will be available nearby.


How do I get to Surf Ranch? What transportation options do you recommend?

Surf Ranch is a short 3-hour drive from Los Angeles or San Francisco, and a 45 minute drive from Fresno and the Fresno Airport. There are also small municipal airports in the nearby towns of Hanford and Visalia.


Is there a shuttle or bus to Lemoore?

Everyone's got to make their own way to Lemoore. If you're making the trip from LA, SF, or beyond - grab some friends and carpool! The planet'll love ya for it.

Taxis, Ubers, or Lyfts are available if you are coming from Fresno, but note taxi and ride services may not be readily available in the LeMoore area for your return trip.


Is there parking at Surf Ranch?

You bet. WSL will provide regular shuttles to Surf Ranch from the event parking lots throughout the event.


What lodging options are in the area?

There are great options from Airbnb in Hanford, Visalia, LeMoore and Fresno. In addition there are a number of affordable hotels in the area. There are also campsites and RV-friendly parking lots nearby.

Please note WSL is a member of AirBNB's affiliate program and may receive a commission on bookings made via this page/email/etc.


Is it general seating or assigned seating?

General Admission tickets get you in - where you go from there is up to you! There's plenty of space in the grandstands, which feature spectacular views of the wave and a clear line of sight to the jumbotrons. There are no assigned seats in the grandstands.

VIP tickets will grant access to designated VIP viewing areas; there is no assigned seating in the VIP areas.


What are the daily start and stop times of the event? When will the competition run?

We can't wait! Gates will open at 8am, the competition begins at approximately 9am and conclude at 6:30pm PT both Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6. On Saturday May 5, there will be a special musical guest to the break between Rounds 1 and 2. Stay tuned (...get it?) –  we'll be announcing the artist soon!

Please note: times are subject to change. Questions about The Surf Ranch Experience? Contact


What is the ticket refund policy?

Tickets purchased via Eventbrite may be fully refunded up to 30 days before the event. After that date, all ticket purchases are non-refundable.


Will the event be suitable for children and babies? Do my kids need tickets?

A discounted Grom ticket is required for children between three and ten years old. For children 11 and older, a full price ticket is required. Children under the age of 16 must attend with an adult and be supervised appropriately.


Can I upgrade my tickets?

You sure can! If you would like to upgrade your ticket(s), please email


Are there any official activities after the event?  

Our focus is on an epic and historic day of competition and the best possible fan experience to go with it. There are no formal post-event activities.


What do you get with the VIP and The Surf Ranch Experience Tickets?

Please refer to the "Tickets" page to view the benefits associated with each ticket type. VIP tickets will grant access to designated VIP viewing areas; there is no assigned seating in the VIP areas.


What musical acts will be performing?

Stay tuned! We’ll be making an announcement very soon. (Hint: It's gonna be goooood.)


Is there a discount available if I buy multiple tickets?

We're excited that you're planning to come with a crew – unfortunately there is no discount for purchases of multiple tickets.


Is the Ranch ADA compliant?

Everyone should be able to see amazing surfing in-person. The Ranch is ADA compliant and accessible/disabled seating is available. When ordering tickets, please indicate that you require accessible seating so we can accommodate your needs.


What do I need to bring to get into the event?

Please bring a passport or state-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license) and your Eventbrite ticket (printed or virtual). We can't wait for you to see this!


Still have questions?

We'll send a full, comprehensive event guide to all ticket holders before the event. When you see that land in your inbox, get excited! It means you'll be at Surf Ranch watching history real, real soon. In the meantime, reach out at with any questions.