History of Seahorse of Rewal started in 1985, when was organised first Polish open chess tournament. Idea of Festival came from Leszek Ferens. In next years this event became international and continued until 1992 when there was also Polish Team Championship played.

Later because of financial and organizational problems, Seahorse of Rewal disappeared from chess map. Actual organizers decided to revive Festival and take it to the next level - by adding several others tournaments for young players.