To compete in the Pismo Beach Open, you must be a WSL member and sign up through their website. If you wish to compete in only one WSL event this year, you can pay a One-Time Membership fee of $50. After that, the Men's entry is $200 and the Women's entry is $100. Competitors are confirmed into the event based on current WSL QS rankings on the deadline of September 11th, 2018. Once all ranked surfers are placed into the event, the remaining spots are filled in order of entry (first in line). Once the event is full, surfers are put on the Alternate List for replacement of cancellation or no-shows. You will not be charged if you are an alternate and do not surf in the event.