by Andrea Swayne
With almost 70 State Parks selected for closure in 2012 and the budgets for the remaining parks on the chopping block, the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association and the San Onofre Foundation have joined forces to host an expanded surf festival and live music fundraising event.
The Doheny Surf Festival, August 11 and 12 at Doheny State Beach, will be an expanded version of the DSBIA’s traditional summer Surf-a-Rama.
A major musical lineup, that so far includes headliner Eddie Money, Everlast, Fishbone, Honk, Common Sense, ALO, Paula Fuga and Le Blorr, continues to expand as the event nears.
The two-day event will also feature a wide variety of “all things surf” including surf demonstrations—traditional, tandem and SUP—outrigger paddling and more. Exhibits will include autograph signings, a wide variety of surf-related products and services, memorabilia and environmental education booths.
Food, beer and wine will also be provided by vendors like Kona Beer, Daphne’s California Greek, Rubios and Nalu’s Island Grill.
The expanded event and new title sponsor, Subaru, will “really step things up a notch,” said Bill Brooks, DSBIA president.
Event organizers plan, not only raise money to directly benefit Doheny and San Onofre State Parks, but to do so in as green a manner as possible.
“This celebration of surf culture will be an example of an environmentally sound event that is endeavoring to be 100 percent carbon-neutral,” said Jim Kempton, festival director and San Onofre Foundation CEO.
For booth and vendor applications, contact Malia Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For event updates and information, see www.dohenysurffest.com.