Pismo Beach Welcomes Wine, Waves & Beyond 2014
A local Pismo Beach nonprofit organization, AmpSurfTM, has been aiding the disabled community for ten years through a very unique rehabilitation program. By combining the healing power found in nature, specifically from the Pacific Ocean, with the physical challenge of adaptive surfing, AmpSurfTM has been able to give disabled veterans, adults and children the ability to focus on their capabilities instead of their disabilities. Through specialized Learn to Surf Clinics, the organization allows their participants to feel physically and mentally whole in a way that is unmatched by other programs.
A special event is being held April 30th through May 4th, 2014 bringing the best of San Luis Obispo County together for a surf and wine event benefiting AmpSurfTM. Wine, Waves & Beyond combines Pismo Beach’s classic surf culture with San Luis Obispo’s unique wine country, creating four days of fun taking place at various scenic venues across San Luis Obispo County.
Wednesday, April 30th kicks off the event with a surf movie night at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo. This year the feature films include “The Cradle of Storms” and “Missing.” Discover the backgrounds and view the trailers of these two wondrous films that will take you all over the world,documenting two of the finest and life-changing surf experiences.
Friday, May 2nd will delight you with RaboBank’s Barrel to Barrel which includes live music from Aloha Radio, local cuisines, a silent auction and over 40 visiting wineries and breweries.
Saturday, May 3rd brings you Hops & Hogs Throwdown, a first time gourmet cooking competition. Chefs from around the country will be creating spectacular dishes paired with local craft beers. As a guest you will get to sample exquisite cuisine, sip on specialty craft brews while voting for your favorite pairing. Featured breweries include: Firestone Walker, Figueroa Mountain, Central Coast Brewing and Barrel House Brewery. The evening will conclude with live music by Occasional Mustache.
Sunday, May 4th starts with the Longboard Surf Contest from 7:00am until 3:00pm at the Pismo Beach Pier. Delight in an incredible display of skill with men’s and women’s heats, a Challenged Athletes heat and a local Winemakers/Brew Masters heat. Peachy Canyon, Chronic Cellars and Niner Wine Estate hold past wins. Come on out and cheer on your favorite athletes.
Continue your day on Sunday with the 805 Classic, complete with Classic VW’s, live music, barbeque and drinks on the beach. This event is free to enter, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, with drinks and barbeque available for purchase. This year Vintage Volkswagen owners will be going all out in three classes (Buses, Bugs and More) covering three themes:
Beach Boulevard Cruiser: the car you would most want to be seen cruising in
Beach Blanket Bingo Central: the car most equipped for an all-day or all-night beach party
Most Surf Safari Worthy: the car most equipped for a drive in search of the perfect wave
All the proceeds from Wine, Waves & Beyond support AmpSurfTM. Over the last three years, this event has raised over $70,000 for the organization while uniting the Pismo Beach community for a noteworthy and generous cause.
Attending this year’s WW&B event? Stay close to the action at SeaCrest, Pismo Beach’s OceanFront Hotel. SeaCrest will be donating 5% of its room proceeds to AmpSurfTM.