The San Diego Riptide has been a very disappointing franchise in the AF2. In 2002, the team finished 7-9 and qualified for the playoffs. Despite their record, they actually won a playoff game, against the Bakersfield Blitz and even managed to give the 2002 Champion Peoria Pirates a run for their money, losing 22-12. Though they showed promise, the team has since failed to even have a winning season, let alone the postseason. Attendance dropped well below average in 2005 as the team again failed to post a winning record. The Riptide suspended operations for the 2006 season.