Cardiff Surf Classic And Green Beach Fair Celebrates Sustainability
CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. – Community leaders, surfers, artists, eco-friendly businesses, and musicians will gather at the 2012 Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Beach Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate sustainability. The one-day event, held at Seaside Reef in Cardiff and hosted by the Cardiff 101 Main Street organization, will include surf contests; musical entertainment; tarp surfing by Korduroy.TV and Bamboo SK8; a board swap; live art; a paipo/handplane demo; and more.
Local San Diego professionals, government agencies, and non-profit organizations and companies in all fields—including architecture, building materials, energy and conservation, food and agriculture, reuse and recycling, transportation, eco-friendly products and environmental education – will have booths exhibiting their services and products to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle. This year's vendors include the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, Solare Energy, H2O Trash Patrol, The GoodOnYabar, CF Plumbing (eco-plumbing), Surfrider Foundation, Millie's Gelato, Revolution Bike Shop, Rimel's Rotisserie, Advanced Interiors, Clif Bar, Toyota Escondido (with a hybrid car), misfit pictures, and more.
In its fourth year, the Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Beach Fair has grown into one of the most popular and successful eco events in San Diego County. Last year's two-day event attracted more than 10,000 people. "Our number one goal of the event is for everyone to have a wonderful experience and to learn more about protecting the environment and improving the health of your daily life, whether it's about solar, agriculture, gardening, composting, recycling, transportation, energy efficiency, green home design, water issues, or better products in the surf industry," said Brenda Dizon, co-creator of the event.
The Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Beach Fair is also a platform for local eco-friendly businesses. "The best part of a grassroots event like this one is that local businesses gain important exposure," said event co-creator Betty Steele, a long-time environmental activist who helped launch the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. "It also gives us the opportunity to fuel eco-friendly education in the community. This empowers people to not only be more eco-conscious consumers, but it also encourages them to buy local products, therefore giving their local community and economy a boost."
The main mission of the event is to bring environmental awareness to our coastal communities. The Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Beach Fair event even inspired a 2011 critically acclaimed documentary about sustainability in the surf industry called "Manufacturing Stoke."
Below is a detailed list of activities for the 2012 Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Beach Fair:
•Two surf contests: 12 & under kid’s surf contest, and Biz Team Surf Off between local sponsored businesses
•Rerip.org and BambooSK8 surfboard and skateboard swap: Bring your old board to resell or donate
•Tarp surfing: Sponsored by the do-it-yourself guys at Korduroy.TV & BambooSK8
•Dr. Zoolittle & Avian Eyes Interactive outreach: Performances by Dr. Zoolittle at noon and 2 p.m.
•Eco art kids zone by Nature of Art for Kids
•Fireman's pancake breakfast 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
•Artists' studio: Watch local artists do their work live
•Fun cooking lessons by chef extraordinaire Amanda Curry, creator & host of the kids' healthy cooking show "The Good Food Factory"
•Yummy food from Sambazon, Rimel's, Seaside Market, Bull Taco, East Coast Pizza & Millie's vegan gelato
•Skateboard obstacle course by BambooSk8
•Paipo and handplane demo/session featuring Jon Wegener of Wegener Surfboards, Ed Lewis from *enjoy Handplanes and Glenn Sakamoto of The Paipo Society from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
•Live Music starting at 11a.m., featuring Josh Bonus, Bucket Ruckus, Todd Wait, Almost Grounded & Big Daddy Blues
Sponsors of the 2012 Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Beach Fair include Clif Bar, Toyota Escondido, County of San Diego, City Of Encinitas, GoPro, Seaside Market, Brown & Winters Environmental Law, Hansen's Surfboards, Encinitas Patch, Bing Surfboards, Steele Realty, RPM Mortgage, SurfRide, Bloom Natural Health, Falling Waters Landscape, BambooSk8, Korduroy.TV and Studio Aiuto.
For more information go to Cardiff Surf Classic & Green Beach Fair web site: cardiffsurfclassic.com