VENTURA, Calif. -

The U.S. Wave Ski Championships and Stand-Up Surfing Challenge kicked off in Ventura Friday.

It's taking place at "C" Street, also known as Surfer's Point, in Ventura.

Dozens of competitors had a shot at making it into Saturday's final.

The event showcases the popularity of waveski, surf kayakers and stand up paddlers.

Seating is available for Spectators at the end of California Street near the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Admission is free.