5th Annual Wine, Waves & Beyond: Central Coast Longboard Surf Classic Returns to San Luis Obispo April 30-May 4

The 5th Annual Wine, Waves & Beyond: Central Coast Longboard Surf Classic returns April 30-May 4, 2014 to Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, and San Luis Obispo. This four-day event includes a Surf Movie Night, Rabobank’s Barrel to Barrel grand tasting, Hops & Hogs Throwdown, Central Coast Longboard Surf Contest, and the 805 Classic BBQ featuring the Firestone Walker Brewing Company & Vintage VW Display.

This classic surf and wine event celebrates the best of San Luis Obispo County. Combining the fun, laid back atmosphere of our wine country and unique surf culture, it is four days of unforgettable events evoking the magic of wine and waves that take place at numerous scenic venues throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Wednesday, April 30, 6:30pm at the historic Fremont Theater in SanLuis Obispo, kicks off this 4-day event with Surf Movie Night featuring Taylor Steele’s “MISSING.”  Taylor puts ASP World Champion, Mick Fanning, in some of the most radical places on the planet alongside his good friends John-John Florence, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson and Tom Curren. This epic movie night is filled with community, culture, surfing, and prizes from original art & custom boards, to dinner at SLO county’s finest restaurants, plus tickets to weekend Wine Waves & Beyond events.

 

Friday May 2, 2014, 5-8pm at the Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach, is Rabobank’s Barrel to Barrel grand tasting event. Held on the ocean front lawn of Pismo Beach’s premier classic resort, guests will enjoy tastings from over 35 visiting wineries and breweries, cuisine samplings from the best local restaurants, live music, and a breathtaking panoramic ocean view.

 

Saturday, May 3,2014, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach, hosts the Hops & Hogs Throwdown. This lively cooking competition features six distinguished Central Coast chefs who will face off to create spectacular dishes paired with local craft beers. Guests in attendance will sample outstanding cuisine, sip specialty craft brews and have a chance to vote on their favorite pairing. Cap the evening off by dancing under the stars to live music by Occasional Mustache. Featured breweries include; FirestoneWalker, Figueroa Mountain and Central Coast Brewing.

 

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7:00am in Pismo Beach at the Pier, the 5thAnnual Longboard Surf Contest begins with both men and women’s heats, a Challenged Athletes division, and once again, the highly anticipated local Winemakers/Brew Masters heat.

 

Additionally, on May 4, in Pismo Beach at the SeaVenture Resort, is the 805 Classic & VW Display. Just minutes from the surf contest is the Vintage VW Display and the 805 Classic, a social and savory Central Coast BBQ featuring the brews of local favorite Firestone Walker Brewing Company, on the beach in front of the SeaVenture Beach House.

 

Proceeds from Wine, Waves & Beyond are donated to the Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf), an organization that strives to promote, inspire, educate, and rehabilitate those with disabilities, especially veterans, through adaptive surfing and other outdoor activities.

For a complete listing of events and more information, visit www.winewavesandbeyond.com 

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Located half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in San Luis Obispo County, the Boutique Hotel Collection properties are gateways to pristine beaches, golfing, family activities, shopping, artisan villages, classic beach communities, quaint towns, festivals, an array of cultural events, countless outdoor adventures, the world-renowned Hearst Castle. San Luis Obispo County is also now widely considered one of the finest wine regions in the world, with over 300 wineries from Paso Robles to Edna Valley.

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