Camp Shred is Coming March 11-12

Chris Cote
Written by Chris Cote

Camp Shred is a surfer’s dream weekend. Not only is it the world’s largest surf demo but there’s also a beer garden and free live music right on the bluff at the Cardiff Campgrounds! It all goes down at San Elijo Campground in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif., this weekend March 11-12. Camp Shred brings the best surf brands and their loyal consumers together for a fun-filled weekend of surfing and demoing the latest greatest gear in a fun festive atmosphere while giving back to California State Parks.

The festival grounds will feature a sound stage hosted by Yew!‘s own Chris Coté, with live bands performing each day including Dorothy and Bill, Monarch and SWIMM on Saturday and Ben Powell and Travesura on Sunday. DJ Cote will also treat with sets on both days including a sunset happy hour vinyl set on Sunday. See the full schedule here.

Camp Shred features all of the top surfing brands sharing their newest shapes, designs and products, as well as food trucks and other vendors. Participating brands will include: Arbor Skateboards, Banzai Bowls, Billabong, Body Glove, Bump Coffee, Captain Fin Co., Channel Islands, Chemistry Surfboards, CJ Nelson Designs, Creatures Of Leisure, DHD Surf, FCS, Firewire Surfboards, Futures Fins, Haydenshapes, Indo Boards, INT, JS Surfboards, KIND Bar, Leus Towels, Mercedes Benz of San Diego, Moonage Food Co., Nixon, O’Neill, Otis Eyewear, Raen, Reef, Rip Curl, Sector 9 Skateboard Co., Sharpeye Surfboards, Slyde Handboards, SP United USA, Spy Optic, Sun Bum, Surf Ride, Surftech Board Mfg Co., Tower, Volte Wetsuits and Xterra Surf.

The Pizza Port Beer Garden is another highlight of the free and open-to-the-public festival, which will run noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds from the beer garden will benefit California State Parks, specifically the Friends of Cardiff and Carlsbad State Beaches (FCCSB).

Camp Shred is presented by Surfer Magazine, Nixon, and Surf Ride surf shop.

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Chris Cote

Chris Cote

Host of The Monday M.A.S.S., Mayor of Encinitas, CA.