Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, and San Luis Obispo will host the 7th Annual Wine Waves & Beyond, a philanthropic event created by Boutique Hotel Collection, celebrating both Classic California surf culture, and Central Coast Wines and Brews from Wednesday, April 27 through Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Enjoy four days of unforgettable events held in charming, laid back seaside towns. Embrace the love of California’s traditional surfing lifestyle and culture. Experience Central Coast wines, artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music, art, and the amiable coastal community. WW&B events take place at several scenic venues throughout Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo including:
Surf Movie Night: Big Waves on the Big Screen
Wednesday, April 27 at Historic Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo
Movie: $10; Doors Open at 5:40pm; Movie 6:30pm
The historic Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo kicks off this 4-day event with two new surf movies, Mute and Fisherman’s Son. Mute, a film by Victor Pakpour and starring Central California surfer Nate Tyler is a 20-minute film that has been described as homage to straightforward progressive, honest surfing. Mute also features Owen Wright, Dion Agius, Brendon Gibbens, Chippa Wilson, and Noah Wegrich. The Patagonia-sponsored film, Fisherman’s Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro, tells the story of a young man raised in Punta de Lobos, Chile who found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet, only to discover that his surfing is only part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast. These epic movies are filled with community, culture, and surfing. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Still Frothy.
Rabobank’s Barrel to Barrel
Friday, April 29 2016 The Cliffs Resort, Pismo Beach 5-8pm
$65 Pre-Purchased Admission, $70 at the door, $30 Designated Driver
The party continues with Rabobank’s Barrel to Barrel Grand Tasting held on the ocean front lawn at the Cliffs Resort. Enjoy samples from over 50 visiting wineries, breweries and restaurants, live music, and bid on the WW&B themed auction. All proceeds benefit GleanSLO.
Saturday, April 30 at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
$85 per person – 6pm Reception; Dinner at 6:30pm
Eat, drink, and celebrate the harvest at the annual Winemakers Dinner hosted by Boutique Hotels Collection Resorts. Enjoy an outstanding selection of wines from Culton Wine Company paired with a multi-course gourmet meal created by the Boutique Hotels Collection Culinary Team.
805 Surf Classic
Sunday, May 1 at Pismo Pier, Pismo Beach – 7am
Surf contest: $30 surfer entry
Rise and shine on Sunday morning for the Still Frothy Surf Contest at the Pismo Beach Pier including heats for longboard, men and women, Challenged Athletes, and local Winemakers & Brew Masters. Early sign up guarantees participation, however, entries will be accepted on the morning of the contest at the beach until 7am. Find contest entry form at www.winewavesandbeyond.com
Annual VW Classic Car Show
Sunday, May 1 at Pismo Beach Pier, Pismo Beach (Free Spectator Admission)
Alongside the surf contest at the Pismo Beach Pier, is the Vintage VW Display of three classes of VW buses, bugs and other. Each class will be awarded winners based on three themes expressed by the car owners: “Beach Boulevard Cruiser” that is the VW most wanted to be seen cruising in; “Beach Blanket Bingo Central” that is the VW most-equipped for an all day and/or all night beach party; and “Most Surf Safari Worthy” that is the VW most-equipped for driving in search of the perfect wave.
VW Classic Car Show Schedule:
9:30am-10: 15 am Meet & Greet
10:15am-11: 15 am Cruise thru Pismo Beach
11:15am – 12Noon Display starts (position cars and decorate)
12Noon-2: 45 pm Spectator Judging
3pm VW Awards
Register at www.centralcoastvwclub.com
805 Classic Beach Party
Sunday, May 1 at the Beach House at SeaVenture Resort, Pismo Beach – 12 Noon
The 805 Classic Beach Party features a savory Central Coast BBQ, a festive Beer Garden featuring the brews of local favorite Firestone Walker Brewing Company, and a concert on the beach in front of the SeaVenture Resort Beach House.
WW&B Beneficiaries and Sponsors: Over the last six years Wine, Waves & Beyond has raised over $130,000 for local non-profit organizations. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit GleanSLO. GleanSLO is a program of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County that connects farmers and backyard growers with volunteers, who will harvest fruits and vegetables for local food banks that would otherwise go to waste. The Still Frothy Surf Festival, a major sponsor of WW&B, is a contest created to motivate California’s youths to turn off their computers and video games and discover surfing. More sponsors of the 7th Annual Wine Waves & Beyond include Boutique Hotel Collection, Rabobank, City of Pismo Beach, New Times, KCOY, Paso Robles Wine Country, and SLO International Film Festival.
Where to Stay for WW&B: This is a well-attended and highly anticipated annual event and early reservations are recommended for Pismo Beach and for Avila Beach. Both Pismo Beach and Avila Beach offer a wide variety of lodging choices accommodating every budget and lifestyle from hotels, motels, vacation rentals, and RV/camping facilities.