General Information
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Begins at 9am on May 4, 2019
Begins at 6pm on May 4, 2019
General Open Seating: $20 Admission
  • VIP Seating (GOLD Section): $50 Admission (Applies to first 5 rows: Behind Media)
  • Standard Seating (SILVER Section): $30 Admission (Applies to rows 6 and up: Behind Gold Seating)
All Prejudging and Night Show tickets can be purchased in advance be calling show promoters Mike McKinney (850.527.4479) or Vic Sellers (850.541.2511)

Laketown Wharf, Panama City Beach
9902 S. Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 563-3000
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Laketown Wharf, Panama City Beach
9902 S. Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 563-3000
Weight-ins are at the Laketown Wharf, Panama City Beach on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST. Check-ins are at Helen Blackburn Auditorium Saturday, May 4, 2019 Meeting: 8:00 AM (Pre-Judging: 9:00 AM) / Meeting: 5:00 PM (Evening Show: 6:00 PM).
YES! Click the "Register" button at the top of this page.
All competitors who reside in the United States or Puerto Rico must meet the following requirements: Must have a current NPC card or purchased at the check-in/weigh-in. The new NPC card will be valid through Dec. 31,2019. Proof of age, i.e., driver's license or birth certificate is required. All contestants must be 13 years or older on the day of the contest. Men’s Masters, men who have reached 35, 40 and 50 years of age by date of show. Masters Figure — women who have reached 35, 45 and 50 years of age by date of show. Masters Bikini — women who have reached 35 years of age by the date of show. Crossovers are allowed for ALL divisions. To be eligible for the TEEN MEN’S BODYBUILDING/PHYSIQUE competitors must be between the ages of 13 and 19 and must not have reached their 20th birthday on or before day of contest. Teens 13 –19 years older eligible for the open Men's Bodybuilding/Physique divisions.
NPC card purchase are $125.00 and can be paid with cash or check at the weigh-ins at the Host Hotel

PLEASE NOTE: NPC cards can be purchased during the weigh-ins on Friday, May 3, 2019. You can pay with Cash or Check. For those that would like to register online for your NPC card, you now have the option to do so by visiting www.npcregistration.com.

The top 5 in all open classes will receive awards. The top 3 in all other Division/Classes will receive awards as well.
Contestants should submit a CD clearly labeled with the contestant's name that contains only one song, SONG MUST NOT CONTAIN PROFANITY. Contestants are responsible to have music cued and ready to play. A back-up recording is always a good idea. It is the contestant's responsibility to pick up his/her music at the evening show. The RipTide Classic, Mike McKinney, Vic Sellers, Tony Curtis, Chris Cuadras, nor Helen Blackburn Auditorium will not accept liability for music left behind. Music is only required for Bodybuilders and Women's Physique competitors.
All contestants will have the opportunity to perform at the Evening Final. Posing routines for the Bodybuilders, Classic Physique and Women's Physique are limited to 90 seconds.
Entry fees are non-refundable. Please note that the deadline for entry fees is Friday, May 3, 2019. Entry is $100 per category and $100 for any additional crossover. Contestants may pay with cash, check or money order payable to "RipTide Classic". Entries can not be accepted the day of the show. Entries will be accepted at the mandatory weigh-in Friday, May 3, 2019 in Cash, Check or Money Order only.
Contestants can schedule an appointment for competition tanning at The Hot Spot of Sarasota, the official 2018 RipTide Classic athlete tan provider. Please click here or contact Alisa Hostettler at 727–403-5180 or Tan@HotSpotCompetitionTanning.com
Competitors can schedule an appointment for competition hair and make-up with EYEkonik Beauty. Please contact Crystal Alexis (of EYEkonik Beauty) directly at (321) 261-8443 or email them at EYEkonikBeauty@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.
Yes! You can take advantage of our professional on-site competition photography. We will have the famous creative mind that is responsible for all of the artist designs for MONSTA CLOTHING COMPANY shooting live at this event. His work has been seen all over the world including the major fitness publications. You trained your ass off for this show. Let Chris (with Monsta Photos) capture your hard work displayed on stage for a life-long memory of what you were able to accomplish. Monsta Photos offer very reasonable pricing for all budgets, so make sure not to miss out on getting your photos for this event.

Here is the base package for contest photos:

• $60 if paid before the show in CASH.
• $100 if purchased after the show (account for an additional 3% online credit card processing fee).
- Package includes all stage photography of any (one) competitor at this contest. Photos will provided in high resolution for use for print or social media. You will also personally have full copyright of your photos for your own personal and/or promotional use. (Please note: Monsta Photos always retains full copyright of any photos it takes for their own usage)
- If placing your order online or via email after the show, please make sure to provide the Contest Name, your name, and your competitor number with your order.

If you would like to pre-schedule your photo package for this event, please contact Chris (with Monsta Photos) directly at (386) 319-8019 or email him at chris@monstaclothing.com

To accentuate your physique with custom posing wear, check out Cynthia James on her website. Her work is amazing and will enhance your confidence and presentation. Phone (954) 786-9977

For all Sponsorship qualifications, please contact Mike McKinney (850.527.4479) or Vic Sellers (850.541.2511).

Send Message

Please be sure to mail all entry forms and fees to:

NPC RipTide Classic
103 Rose Coral Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Attn: RipTide Classic Registration

*** PLEASE NOTE: Make all checks payable to “RipTide Classic"

For further information including athlete questions, ticket sales, venue location, sponsorship and booth opportunities, please send a message or call:

Mike McKinney (Primary Contact)

Vic Sellers (Optional Contact)