The Doheny Surf Festival organizers today announced the Southern California surf festival will return to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point this summer. Presented by Subaru, the 2014 festival promises a jam packed weekend of activities for all ages to celebrate Doheny’ s legendary surf history while raising funds for local State Parks. The festival is FREE and open to the public and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29.
“It was one of the best events we participated in all year reaching our customers in the best possible way,” said Subaru’s Tim Murphy. “We’re proud to support this cause and we’re looking forward to working with the DSBIA and the Doheny Surf Festival in the future.”
This year’s lineup includes tandem demonstrations, nose riding exhibitions and a legends expression session as well as a great lineup of music performances by Common Sense, Trevor Green, and Aloha Radio on the Unplugged Stage, sponsored by StillWater. The 2014 Vendor Village features an art walk, more than 100 surf and beach vendors, a kids’ area, food trucks, a Classic Woody Car Show, the Kona Beer Garden, and new this year, hundreds of vintage and collectible surf boards will be available for viewing, and purchase, in “Surf Collector’s Alley.
Saturday Water Events Schedule
• “Legends of the Longboard” Invitational
• The Tyler Warren Invitational: Representing the “New School” of traditional longboarding
• Terry Martin “Concours d’Elegance” Exhibition – The public is invited to bring a board shaped by Terry and participate in the exhibition ride on Sunday. Register in advance at the HOBIE booths with a $20 donation to the “Sport of Kings” Foundation in memory of Terry.
Sunday Water Events Schedule:
• “60s Longboard Contest” hosted by the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association
• Hobie Alter Tandem Invitational
“The Doheny Surf Festival embraces the surf culture,” said Rich Haydon, Superintendent III, California State Parks. “What was once a small community of surfers has grown to what we know today as the Southern California lifestyle. DSBIA and Utopia Entertainment have done an excellent job of providing park visitors of all ages with a weekend experience of the surfers’ lifestyle and culture. From surf exhibitions to surfing memorabilia, surfing related clothing, art, music and the worldwide Aloha vibe of surfers shared via a live Hawaiian hula show. The Doheny Surf Festival is a really great way to spend your weekend and enjoy the park!”
2014 sponsors include the presenting sponsor Subaru and official sponsors Hobie, Dana Point, Kona Brewing Company, Verizon, 100.3 The Sound, Utopia Entertainment, the City of Dana Point and California State Parks.
Beach parking is $15. For more information on the 2014 Doheny Surf Festival, visit their website.