For Immediate Release
Oceanside, Ca (Tuesday, September 27, 2011) The 4th Annual California Surf Festival celebrates the lifestyle of beach-goers and wave riders alike with four exciting, action-packed days October 13th-16th in Oceanside, California. Featuring multi-talented musicians, jaw-dropping surf film premieres plus appearances by today’s top surf pros and legends, this fundraising benefit for the California Surf Museum promises something for everyone. Whether you rip the waves at your favorite local beach or just enjoy digging your toes in the warm sand and enjoying the view, you won’t want to miss a single event. Now in its’ 4th successful year, the California Surf Festival highlights surfing’s healthy lifestyle and trend-setting culture. Set against the back-drop of the California Surf Museums’ latest exhibits, attendees and guests are guaranteed to be dazzled by this fun and educational annual event.
Everyone knows that music is an integral component of surf culture so, this year, the festival kicks-off with a salute to the incredibly popular ukulele. Musicians as famous as Sir Paul McCartney and Jake Shimabukuro and millions of amateurs world-wide have embraced the enchanting sound of the ukulele. The festival acknowledges this burgeoning interest and popularity Thursday night, October 13th, screening the documentary “The Mighty Uke”. Following this extraordinary film will be a very special musical performance by 103 year old Hawaiian ukulele wizard Bill Tapia accompanied by Orange County’s own Pat Enos.
The festival continues Friday night with special programming for “Chicks Who Rip Night,” featuring films by, for and about, the ladies of surf. Come join and meet our special guests as we attend the USA premiere of “Oceanides” featuring exciting footage of todays’ hottest women surfers. The California Surf Festival is the first to honor the ladies of surf with such a complete program.
Saturday night the festival gains momentum with the screening of award-winning films including “The Still Point”. A virtual who’s who of surfers attempt to describe and explain their experience of what it is like to be in the still point of the water. Thought provoking insights are provided in exclusive interviews with Skip Frye, George Downing, Jericho Poppler, Mickey Muñoz, Paul Strauch, Tom Morey, Steve Pezman, Jeff Divine, Doc Paskowitz and many more. An exclusive VIP reception follows with another exciting opportunity to meet and mingle with many of these legends including the man who created the ever popular Boogie Board, Tom Morey. The impact and importance of Toms’ unique creation, allowing access to the ocean thrills experienced by surfers and beach-goers alike to the general populace, cannot be overstated.
Once again, events Sunday will be a highlight for closing day. “Big Shorts From Little Groms” features kids 18 and under who are invited to make a short action sports film no longer than 5 minutes. The best films are screened and a celebrity panel of judges will present awards to the filmmakers including an overall Festival Grom filmmaker winner. Fortunate past winners have gone on to be hired as filmmakers by some of the largest surf companies in the world. Also Sunday, the Silver Surfer Award presentation will cap off this year’s festival, with the award going to San Diego’s own legendary surfer and shaper, Skip Frye. Community dignitaries and surf industry peers alike will honor Skip for his overall contribution to surfing. Surfing legends and peers will abound along with photos, film and speaker panels to share Skip’s amazing life. Both events Sunday are free to the public. So, please bring the entire family. Who knows? You may inspire the next greatest surf filmmaker in your family.
With so much to offer, the 4th Annual California Surf Festival guarantees a splendid time for one and all as well as raising much needed funds for the California Surf Museum to continue it’s important work. Mark your calendars now and save the dates!
For California Surf Festival Tickets and/or more info: Call the California Surf Museum @ (760) 721-6876 or visit www.surfmuseum.org
Thursday Oct. 13th: “The Mighty Uke”: $12 members and $15 non-members. Includes reception, movie and concert with Bill Tapia and Pat Enos following the movie. Bring your ukelele!
Friday Oct. 14th: All movies: $8 members and $10 non-members
Saturday Oct. 15th: VIP reception for “The Still Point” at CSM with entertainment by Tom Morey: $25 members and $35 non-members.
All Access Pass: $75 members and $90 non-members. Includes entry to all movies, receptions, VIP reception with Surfing Legends and Special Guests.
Sunday Oct. 16th: “Big Shorts From Little Groms” and Silver Surfer Award presentation to Skip Frye. Free to the public!
Boyd Scofield, Media/PR
The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center for the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations. The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located at 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054; phone (760) 721-6876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the website at surfmuseum.org. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended hours Thursdays to 8 p.m.