Surf’s up! Yep, as of tomorrow, the 7th Annual Surf Rodeo gets underway at California’s Ventura Pierpoint Beach.
The details: The Surf Rodeo competition begins at 7:00a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 12th and 13th at the Ventura Pierpont Beach, located along Seaward Avenue. Music festival and beer gardens open at 11:00a.m., located on the beach, and street festival hours are Sunday 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. and Sunday 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
So what’s all this rodeo business about? Surf cowboys hit the scene seven year’s ago during the first Surf Rodeo. Its founder, JD Drury, created Surf Rodeo to bring some laidback fun to what has become a highly competitive sport.
What that means? You can expect surf contests, a street fair with 70+ vendors (offering food and craft goods), beach-bucking bull rides, a kids corral, a bikini cowgirl roundup, two beer gardens and two music stages with the likes of Cisco Adler, Pato Banton and Lime Cordiale hitting them.
Raffles/auctions bring with them the opportunity to win a fully restored 1977, two-toned white and yellow Volkswagen Van, as well as two surfboards made by pro surfer Dane Reynolds and used in the rodeo itself. Proceeds go towards Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Ventura; The Girls Empowerment Workshop; and A Walk on Water.
See. Doesn’t that all sound like fun? Pull out your surfboard. Wax it up and head to Pierpoint this weekend!
For more information visit http://surfrodeo.org.