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Pierpont Beach|1038 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA | Map

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In the spirit of genuine fun and excitement, Surf Rodeo is featuring over 25 energizing bands, dozens of surf competitions, entertaining games and contests, a beachfront street fair and beer gardens on the sand, plus many more surprises. In addition, returning festival favorite activities include the annual bikini cowgirl contest, the infamous cornhole tournament, the bucking mechanical bull and the Kid’s Corral. As in years before, Surf Rodeo prides itself on being a platform for world renowned surfers, musicians, artists, photographers and entrepreneurs to showcase their talents, goods and services. 2018 Band line up to be announced. Past performances by Jack Johnson, Pato Banton, Super Duper Kyle, the English Beat, Mariachi El Bronx, Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds and Tom Curren. The surf contest is Rodeo Style meaning surfers draw sticks out of the sand to determine which retro style board they surf in their heat, which evens the playing field and makes for a weekend of very entertaining surfing for spectators. “By creating a bunch of unique surf contests and adding fun games such as the greased pig paddle race and the hay bale obstacle race, we’ve lightened the feeling of competition,” said J.D., founder of Surf Rodeo. “We try and remind ourselves we are all out for the same thing, to just have fun and laugh at ourselves a little getting together through music and surfing.” Surf Rodeo loves its community and has worked for the last several years to help raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura County. This year, attendees will be able to help Surf Rodeo give back to the community by entering a raffle for a classic car (make and model TBA). Surf Rodeo also supports other organizations including The Young and Brave Foundation, A Walk on Water, Ojai Valley Lions Club, Save the Mermaids and SPARC. Discounted tickets and specials to Surf Rodeo are available on their website now. The Surf Rodeo competition begins at 8:00 a.m. at Ventura’s Pierpont Beach, located on Seaward Avenue. Music festival stages and beer gardens open at 10:00 a.m. on the beach and street festival hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, including tickets, band lineup and more, please visit