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Camp Shred Is Here

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Chris Cote
Written by Chris Cote

SURFER and Surf Ride have teamed up to bring Camp Shred, the world’s largest surf demo, back to San Elijo Campground in Cardiff by the Sea, this weekend, February 23-24. The annual family-friendly and FREE public event, now in its seventh year, brings the best surfing brands and thousands of their loyal consumers together for a fun weekend of surfing while giving back to California State Parks.

Camp Shred features top surfing brands sharing their newest shapes, designs and products, and giving consumers the chance to try before they buy. Confirmed brands and partners for this year’s event will include: YEW!, Billabong, Body Glove, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Channel Islands Surfboards, Country Archer Beef Jerky, FCS, Firewire Surfboards, Nixon, O’Neill Wetsuits, One Wheel, Otis Eyewear, Pizza Port Brewing Co, Quiksilver, Raen Optics, Rip Curl, Rob Machado Foundation, RW Surfboards, Sambazon, Sector 9 Skateboards, XCEL Wetsuits, …Lost Surfboards, and many more.

The festival grounds will feature a sound stage hosted by Chris Coté with live performances and bands performing each day including Low VoltsVolcano plus more on Saturday and Emily AftonCasey Hensley Band, and DJ Beach Majik on Sunday. DJ Coté will also treat attendees with a Surf Trivia Set on Sunday morning complete with prizes and giveaways from Camp Shred partners. See the full schedule here:

The free and open to the public festival, also featuring music, entertainment, food trucks, acai bowls from Sambazon, coffee from Kicking Horse Coffee, and a beer garden, will run 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds from the Pizza Port Beer Garden will benefit California State Parks, specifically the Friends of Cardiff and Carlsbad State Beaches (FCCSB). The Pizza Port Beer Garden will feature a wide selection of Pizza Port’s finest brews along with a custom Camp Shred release, the Camp Shred India Pale Ale. Products from event sponsors White Claw Hard Seltzer and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will also be featured at the beer garden area.

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Chris Cote

Chris Cote

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