13th Annual Dive N’ Surf Redondo Beach Lobster Festival This Weekend

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Sep 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — In what has become the premier event of the South Bay, the 13th Annual Dive N’ Surf Redondo Beach Lobster Festival welcomes an “all-new” lineup of spectacular offerings.

Headlining the event will be 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist Shannon Boxx of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, who will be on hand to receive a key to the City that will be presented to her by Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin at 6:00, Friday, September 26.

The event will also spotlight live music from 14 of the South Bay’s hottest bands, tasty food from South Bay’s best restaurants, fashion shows modeling the latest Body Glove and Dive N’ Surf fashions, an upgraded and free Children’s Area and not-to-be missed professional wakeboarding demonstrations. The Lobster Festival is presented by internationally-known and Redondo Beach-based Dive N’ Surf (title sponsor) together with the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and will take place Friday, Sept. 26, (5 pm to 11 pm), Saturday, Sept. 27 (12 pm to 11 pm), and Sunday, Sept. 28, (12 pm to 9 pm) at Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach, CA.

General admission is $12, kids age three to 12 years old is $5 and children under three are free. A $2 coupon for general admission is available at LobsterFestival.com and festival goers will also be able to purchase fresh Maine lobster meals that include steamed red potatoes, coleslaw and bread and butter.

Two online lobster packages are also available: The Small Louie ($30) — a 1.25 pound lobster meal and the Large Louie ($50) — a two pound lobster meal. Both packages include an official Lobster Festival T-shirt and admission into the event. Each meal comes with roasted red potatoes, coleslaw, bread and butter. Both packages are only available at LobsterFestival.com.

For the first time ever in Seaside Lagoon, members of the Body Glove wakeboarding team will present spectacular professional wakeboarding exhibitions that include jumps, rails and other exciting stunts. Also scheduled are several fashion shows with professional models modeling the latest beach and swim wear fashions from Dive N’ Surf and Body Glove to high energy rock n’ roll music.

The event will feature an “A” list of live bands including “Too Rude,” the “Couchois Brothers,” “Player” and the “John Brown Band,” among others that will present a wide range of music from Contemporary Rock to Funk Reggae.

Kids will delight in their own free Children’s Area featuring a Jim Gamble Puppet Show, Pirate Ship Bounce House, Kids Arts & Crafts, Book Readings and the Wyland Mobile Learning Center.

Parking is available on the street and at the Redondo Beach Marina at $2 per hour. Parking is also available at Redondo Union High School with complimentary shuttle service available from the high school lots to the event site.

For more information about the 13th Annual Dive N’ Surf Redondo Beach Lobster Festival, contact the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (800) 282-0333, VisitRedondo.com or visit LobsterFestival.com for email updates on tickets, overnight accommodations, and free offsite-parking. Attendees can now view LX.TV’s segment on the “Redondo Beach Lobster Festival” at www.lxtv.com.