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Summertime events at Southern California's beaches.

Summertime events at Southern California's beaches SandboxM sports arena, theater--the beaches of Southern California host a series of summertime events you won't see anywhere else in the world. They range from the demanding athletics of surfing and lifeguard competitions to the light-hearted artistry of sand castle contests, which show what wonders Mad King Ludwig might have worked if Bavaria had possessed a sandy coastline.

If you plan to be in Southern California now through October, look back at our July feature article on the beach scene there. Then see if any of these coincide with your visit:

July 25, 26, 27, San Clemente. San Clemente Ocean Festival, north side of San Clemente Pier. Friday 10 to 4: Junior Lifeguard Championships. Saturday: Western U.S. Lifesaving Association Regional Championships, 9 to 4. Sunday: family day--swim and foot races, sand sculpture competition. Open registration begins at 6 A.M.

July 26, Venice. Venice Pier Kite Festival. Noncompetitive festival, noon to dusk--come launch a kite or just watch others.

July 26 and 27, Coronado. Coronado Optimist Sports Fiesta, Sunset Park. Roughwater swim, diving, sailing, volleyball, over-the-line softball, biathlon, 10K run.

July 27, Oceanside. Nike Horny Toad Triterium (pro triathlon). Before the 11 A.M. contest, an 8:30 A.M. bicycle tour is open to all; call Jim Watson, (619) 722-8868.

August 1, 2, 3: Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance. Daily Breeze International Surf Festival.

August 1 and 2: L.A. County Lifeguard Championships, Redondo Pier, 7:30 P.M.

August 2: South Bay Bodysurfing Championship, Manhattan Beach at 26th Street, 7 to 5. Two-mile fun run, Torrance County Beach, 9 A.M.

August 2 and 3: team volleyball tournaments, Manhattan Beach Pier, 9 A.M.; call Manhattan Beach Recreation Department, (213) 545-5621.

August 3: Sandcastle contest, Manhattan Beach Pier, 9 A.M. Two-mile rough-water swim, Hermosa Beach Pier, 9 A.M.; register 8 A.M.

August 9 to 17, Long Beach. Sea Festival '86. Sailing (amateur and expert), windsurfing, volleyball, sand sculpture. Call (213) 437-0341 for entry details.

August 16, Bolsa Chica State Beach. White Mountain Lifeguard Finals, 9 to 5.

August 16 and 17, Laguna Beach. Victoria Skim Board Competition (Aliso Beach). For times, call (714) 494-0059 after 5 P.M.

August 17, Zuma Beach. Crystal Light L.A. County Lifeguard Championships, 9 to 5.

August 22 to 24, Oceanside. Tenth Annual World Bodysurfing Championship, 6:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

August 23, Zuma Beach. World Cup Surf Lifesaving Championship, 9 to 5.

August 23, San Diego. San Diego Sand Sculpting Contest (Ocean Beach at foot of Newport Street). Ten-person teams; registration (free), 8 A.M.

August 26 to 31, Huntington Beach Pier. Ocean Pacific Pro Surfing Championship, 7:30 to 2 daily. First two days of competition are open; $40 for amateurs, $75 for pros. CAll (714) 259-1300.

September 1, Oceanside. Fifty-sixth Rough-Water Swim, 1 P.M. (Oceanside Pier); (619) 439-7370.

September 7, La Jolla. Roughwater Swim. One-mile swim begins at La Jolla cove; 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

October 11 and 12, Oceanside. Harbor Days. Sand sculpture contest, boat parade, 10K run. For details, call (619) 722-1534.

October 19, Corona del Mar. Sandcastle Contest, Little Corona Beach, 1 to 4. Call (714) 644-8211 in early September.
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