Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim

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Dwight Crum, namesake for the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim from Hermosa Beach pier to Manhattan Beach pier in Southern California
Swimmers nearing the finish of the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, a memorial swim in Manhattan Beach, California, photographed by Sean Hiller/Staff Photographer of the Daily Breeze
Taylor Spivey winning the 2011 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim in Manhattan Beach, California, doing a beach finish photographed by Sean Hiller/Staff Photographer of the Daily Breeze
Race director Gary Crum, son of Dwight Crum, the namesake of the event, is shown with Taylor Spivey after 2013 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim

The Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim (also known as the Manhattan Beach Swim or the International Surf Festival Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier swim) is a memorial swim that is part of Manhattan Beach's annual International Surf Festival. It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

It is a point-to-point ocean swim in Los Angeles, California. The most popular open water swim in the greater Southern California area, it starts on the south side of Hermosa Beach Pier and finishes on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Dwight Crum

Dwight Crum was the Lifeguard Captain in the South Bay and the first coordinator when the International Surf Festival began in 1962. He held this position until his retirement in 1972. At this time, the race was renamed in his honor. Crum swam the Pier-to-Pier Swim every year until the age of 72.


2 miles




City Manhattan Beach

State/County/Province California

Country USA

Region Americas


Name Gary Crum

Email pier2pier_swim@verizon.net.

Event Information

Month: August

Website: Surf Festival

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

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