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The 16th annual Doheny Beach Surf and Art Festival
(Benefiting the California State Parks and Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association)
Doheny State Beach
Map: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
June 23-June 24, 2018
The Doheny Beach Surf and Art festival is a free two-day celebration of the Southern California lifestyle.
The festival is an interactive representation of the culture and life in and around Dana Point, filled with events such as:
- Menehune Surf Contest
- Surfers Vendor Village
- ’60s Surf Contest
- Tandem Exhibition
- Surf Tricks Contest
- Kona Beer Garden (with wine and spirits, too)
- Live Music
- Polynesian Dancing
- Great Food
- Healthy Living Demonstrations
- Surfers’ Art and Collectibles
- Classic Longboard Exhibit
- Classic Woody Car Show and MORE!
Heading up the booth for the local surf shop Girl in the Curl, Mary Hartmann, creator of the girl’s surf school and shop, shared that her team plans to “spread awareness about the environment and our fragile ocean” during the festival. Her life-long love of surfing includes a sense of duty to protect the ocean and Dana Point.
“I love changing people’s lives for the better. The salt water and the ocean are so healing, they change you and build people’s confidence. Knowing that if they can ride a wave they can do anything.
The passion Mary has for the environment is not only seen in her lifestyle, but also in the lives of every participant in this surf festival. The exhibit workers, surf contestants, food vendors, dance instructors, and everyone who is involved has the intent to bring every aspect of SoCal’s culture to Doheny Beach, making visitors fall in love with life here.