Doheny Surf Festival Returns to Dana Point June 28-29
(Dana Point, CA – May 29, 2014) 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.
Produced by the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA) and Utopia Entertainment, and presented by Subaru, the Doheny Surf Festival raises greatly needed funds for local State Parks, including Doheny State Beach.
"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 Still Water. 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 our website at www.DohenySurfFest.com and follow us on social media on Facebook and Twitter.
To become a sponsor, contact Ferris Thompson at [email protected] or by phone at 310-686-6025. For booth and vendor applications, please contact Leila Endersby at [email protected] or at 949-280-2419.
DSBIA is a California non-profit, charitable corporation. They work cooperatively with California State Parks in support of interpretive and educational programs and are dedicated to the protection of the park's beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories. They foster a comprehensive stewardship of this unique recreational resource, with its historically important sites and environmentally significant setting. Their mission is to enhance the rich cultural and natural history of this magnificent coastal zone for the park's main stakeholder groups, including surfers, cyclists, campers, hikers, Native Americans, the Military, environmentalists and others.
About Utopia Entertainment:
Utopia Entertainment Inc., with production offices in Studio City California, is a leading provider of entertainment solutions for clients around the globe. Its world-renowned design and production teams collaborate on community sized events ranging from parades, competitions, lifestyle festivals, and the recent Solar Decathlon at Orange County's Great Park in Irvine, which drew more than 66,000 visitors. Utopia Entertainment's Design, Partnership and Production, groups all focus on a singular goal: Providing "World Class" entertainment experiences for commercial applications worldwide. For more information visit us on the web at www.utopiaworldwide.com