11th Annual Surf Rodeo Beach Festival
SURF RODEO GEARS UP FOR ITS 11th ANNUAL BEACH FESTIVAL
A Creative and Interactive Event Where Fun Always Comes First
(Ventura, CA) – What happens when you mix surfing, music and cowboys? The Surf Rodeo! Pull out your cowboy hats and board shorts and saddle up for a rip roarin’ good time this summer at Pierpont Beach in Ventura, CA July 14th & 15th.
In the spirit of genuine fun and excitement, Surf Rodeo is featuring over 25 energizing bands, dozens of surf competitions, entertaining games and contests, a beachfront street fair and beer gardens on the sand, plus many more surprises. In addition, returning festival favorite activities include the annual bikini cowgirl contest, the infamous cornhole tournament, the bucking mechanical bull and the Kid’s Corral. As in years before, Surf Rodeo prides itself on being a platform for world renowned surfers, musicians, artists, photographers and entrepreneurs to showcase their talents, goods and services.
This year on the Surf Rodeo stage we've got the star of MTV's Buzzin' and Billboard 100 alumni, rapper Shwayze, L.A. punk funksters Fishbone, from the ashes of Sublime, irie-ska-rockers the Long Beach Dub Allstars, the original agents of soul the Untouchables, nautical soft rockers Yächtley Crëw, ska queen Beebs and Her Moneymakers, Cali reggae artist Kyle Smith, local legends Raging Arb and the Redheads, Highway Starr, Rising Son, Zeppheads, Dano Forte's Juke Joint Freakshow...AND we're just getting started! More entertainment TBA.
The surf contest is Rodeo Style meaning surfers draw sticks out of the sand to determine which retro style board they surf in their heat, which evens the playing field and makes for a weekend of very entertaining surfing for spectators.
“By creating a bunch of unique surf contests and adding fun games such as the greased pig paddle race and the hay bale obstacle race, we’ve lightened the feeling of competition,” said J.D., founder of Surf Rodeo. “We try and remind ourselves we are all out for the same thing, to just have fun and laugh at ourselves a little getting together through music and surfing.”
Surf Rodeo loves its community and has worked for the last several years to help raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura County. This year, attendees will be able to help Surf Rodeo give back to the community by entering a raffle for a classic car (make and model TBA). Surf Rodeo also supports other organizations including The Young and Brave Foundation, A Walk on Water, Ojai Valley Lions Club, Save the Mermaids and SPARC.