Doheny Surf Fest Making Waves to Help Support Southern California State Parks and Beaches

The Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA) and the San Onofre Foundation (SOF) in conjunction with California State Parks presents the Doheny Surf Festival 2012, August 11 & 12, a fundraising event to help protect the treasuredSan Onofre, Doheny and San Clemente State Beaches.

Doheny Surf Fest 2012 has partnered with Subaru as the title sponsor. “We are very pleased to have Subaru and many other great sponsorship partners onboard. This year’s event will certainly be the highlight of the summer,” says DSBIA President, Bill Brooks.

The two day event is an expanded version of the summer surf event that has been held for the last 4 years. As one would expect–it will include all things Surf: exhibits, art, surf demonstrations, music, environmental and ocean education, surf apparel, memorabilia, current and past surf star autograph signings along with tandem, Outrigger Canoe and SUP exhibitions and much more. Beer and wine will be available in the Kona Brewing Co. beer garden; great food fare will be served by top food vendors who have supported surfing through the years, among them Serena Mexican Grill, Daphne’s California Greek, and Nalu’s Island Grill.

“We wanted to be sure we included fun activities for the entire family. This kind of event will remind and educate people how important it is to preserve our State Parks and State Beaches.” says Jim Kempton, Festival Director and CEO of the San Onofre Foundation.

Commissioned for this year’s official Surf Fest artwork is San Clemente resident and artist Drew Brophy. He has been a professional surf lifestyle artist for over 25 years. Brophy says of his profession, “It’s my job to make things look cool.” Drew’s mission is to inspire your imagination through his paintings, and to remind people that life is good. Brophy also added, “Doheny and San Onofre State Parks are some of the most enjoyed and valuable surfing areas in California and even the world. I am stoked to participate in anything that preserves these natural playgrounds for our future.”

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